On This Day (Jan. 31)
Notable events from NBA history that occurred on January 31.
Don’t Sell Adams Short
On this day in 1991, the Denver Nuggets’ Michael Adams compiled 45 points, 12 assists, 11 rebounds, and four steals in a 123-119 win over the New Jersey Nets. With a listed height of 5-feet-10-inches, Adams is the shortest player in NBA history to record a 40-point triple-double (height in feet-inches):
5-10 — Michael Adams
6-1 — Isiah Thomas
6-1 — Trae Young
6-3 — Jerry West
6-3 — Russell Westbrook (13 times)
By the way, Adams’ jumper was a sight to behold, one of the most beautiful ugly shots in NBA history.
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