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Old 07-17-2013, 12:37 PM   #1
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Default Last hurrah games.

The last gasp of greatness from a fading star.

This thread is dedicated to performances by former stars, who were at the end of their careers and considered "done", but then suddenly performed at their peak level one last time..

Julius Erving: 38 pts, 7 reb (17-31 FG) vs. Pacers (1987)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Lp4TzzDDGo

Larry Bird: 49pts, 14 reb, 12ast (19-35 FG) vs. Blazers (1992)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woAK1i-o2wI

Kevin McHale: 30 pts, 10 reb (13-18 FG) vs. Hornets (1993)
No video :/ http://www.basketball-reference.com/...305010BOS.html

James Worthy: 31 pts, 8 ast, 6 reb (14-20 FG) vs. Kings (1994)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nFf5QyLhUI

Magic Johnson: 30 pts, 11 ast, 8 reb (10-15 FG) vs. Mavericks (1996)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKuFZB7MQ6w

Robert Parish: 15 pts, 17 reb, 4 blk (6-8 FG) vs. Hornets (1996)
No video :/ http://www.basketball-reference.com/...603260DEN.html

Shawn Kemp: 21 pts, 14 reb (9 off reb), 3 stl, 2 blk (8-15 FG) vs. Wizards (2002)
No video :/ http://www.basketball-reference.com/...203160POR.html

Penny Hardaway: 22 pts, 8 ast, 5 reb, 2 stl (9-19 FG) vs Magic (2003)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hA8HJ9L2Idc

Scottie Pippen: 25 pts, 17 reb, 7 ast (7-13 FG) vs. Magic (2003)
No video :/ http://www.basketball-reference.com/...302040ORL.html

Karl Malone: 30 pts, 13 reb (11-17 FG) vs. Rockets (2004)
No video :/ http://www.basketball-reference.com/...404250HOU.html

Gary Payton: 27 pts, 11 ast, 6 reb (10-13 FG) vs. Jazz (2004)
No video :/ http://www.basketball-reference.com/...412170BOS.html

Allen Iverson: 38 pts, 7 ast, 5 reb, 3 stl (13-24 FG) vs Jazz (2008)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQhHoIbAoqA

Shaquille O'Neal: 45 pts, 11 reb (20-25 FG) vs. Raptors (2009)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTmRMg84PPk

Ben Wallace: 23 pts, 14 reb (9 off reb), 5 stl, 4 blk (10-13 FG) vs Raptors (2010)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVEvZGAuNjg

Tracy McGrady: 26 pts, 5 ast, 4 reb (10-17 FG) vs Thunder (2010)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxFM3uC7yZE

Grant Hill: 34 pts, 9 reb, 4 ast (14-26 FG) vs Pacers (2011)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JS3HvaOTZWY

Brandon Roy: 24 pts, 5 ast, 18 pts in the 4th (9-13 FG) vs. Mavericks (2011)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJjeZ4Scm9E

Michael Redd: 25 pts in 18 min. (10-13 FG) vs. Rockets (2012)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jra3pXIYWeI

Jason Kidd: 23 pts, 8 ast, 6 reb (8-16 FG) vs. Suns (2012)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8z5Y6bAF4A

Chauncey Billups: 32 pts, 4 reb, 2 assists (11-20 FG) vs. Nuggets (2012)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRPV4IftFgg

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Old 07-17-2013, 12:56 PM   #2
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Default Re: Last hurrah games.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJjeZ4Scm9E
Broken down, knee-less Brandon Roy leading a huge comeback against Dallas in the playoffs. Awesome
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Old 07-17-2013, 01:20 PM   #3
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Default Re: Last hurrah games.

updated.

Nice one Twiens.

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Old 07-17-2013, 01:46 PM   #4
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Old 07-17-2013, 01:49 PM   #5
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Tim Duncan first half game 6.
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Old 07-17-2013, 01:52 PM   #6
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Tim Duncan first half game 6.

Well now, let him retire first.
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Old 07-17-2013, 02:05 PM   #7
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Tim Duncan first half game 6.

This would be a more accurate performance...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6VIz-bEtk4
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updated with AI game.
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Old 07-17-2013, 02:34 PM   #9
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Kobe

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First of all, no.

And second of all...

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Ben Wallace, detroit vs toronto december 11. Expanding his range hahaha

http://www.basketball-reference.com/.../gamelog/2011/
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Ben Wallace, detroit vs toronto december 11. Expanding his range hahaha

http://www.basketball-reference.com/.../gamelog/2011/

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Shaq had a 25/11 game with the Celtics his last year. Not ridiculous numbers but good for a 39 year old washed up slob.
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Shaq had a 25/11 game with the Celtics his last year. Not ridiculous numbers but good for a 39 year old washed up slob.

Well, I still think 45 and 11 is a better pick.
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