Hall of Famer Michael Jordan captured back-to-back NBA All-Star dunk titles during his time with the Bulls — 1987 in Seattle … and 1988 in Chicago.
NBA: All-Star snubs may be painful for some blue-chip players … but it’s also great business for the league
Guard Devin Booker (averaging 27.1 points, 6.4 assists and 4.1 rebounds) has helped build up the previously downtrodden Suns to a respectable 20-27 record to date.
Covering his 20 NBA seasons, Lakers legend Kobe Bryant collected five world championships and one MVP award, while also ranking fourth in all-time scoring (33,643 points) and third in career field goals.
For his 17-point blitz during the fourth quarter, Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson buried four three-pointers.
The all-world tandem of LeBron James and Anthony Davis have the Lakers on pace for 65 wins this season … roughly 15 fewer than most sportsbooks had predicted back in October.
Led by reigning NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Milwaukee Bucks are on track for 71 victories — an 11-win jump from last season.
The 30-7 Lakers might own the top spot in the West, but this distinction involved Anthony Davis (injured on the floor Tuesday) and LeBron James missing only three of 74 combined games.
The Lakers and Clippers have combined for 45 wins this season, good enough for first and second place in the Western Conference standings.
On Tuesday, James Harden seemingly dunked on an easy breakaway; but while following through on the jam, the ball had the live-action appearance of going back through the hoop. However, instant replays — for TV audiences only — clearly disputed that notion.
NBA: Boston Celtics’ hot start the product of stronger role play … and maybe addition through subtraction
Celtics star Jayson Tatum (streak averages: 21.3 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.7 steals, 44-percent shooting, 44 percent from beyond the arc) has enjoyed superb numbers during Boston’s run of seven consecutive victories.