When this season started, Ray Allen was the NBA’s all-time chief in three-pointers, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar had the document for mixed common season and playoff factors, and Don Nelson was the winningest coach in league historical past.
Stephen Curry handed Allen. LeBron James handed Abdul-Jabbar (though the massive document, common season factors solely, comes subsequent season). And now Gregg Popovich has not solely gained his 1,336th profession sport to cross Nelson, the Indiana-but-not-yet-Naismith Corridor of Famer managed to seek out an precise good use for NFTs.
The sales of 1,336 commemorative non-fungible tokens will elevate cash for the San Antonio Food Bank, a favourite charity of Popovich’s. Might everybody simply lower a examine on to the meals financial institution as a substitute? Sure, but when individuals are going to spend cash to get their fingers on actually nothing however the keyboard they already personal to kind in an deal with for a URL that may show a sequence of coded pixels… that cash would possibly as properly go to a meals financial institution as a substitute of some tech bro.
In the actual world, the place there are basketball standings, Popovich and the Spurs edged somewhat nearer to the play-in event with their 104-102 win over the Jazz. San Antonio is now only a sport behind Tenth-place New Orleans, which misplaced its fourth straight sport, 142-120 at house to the Hornets.
The Pelicans’ loss allowed the Lakers to maneuver two and a half video games away from Anthony Davis’ previous staff, as Los Angeles truly managed to win a sport, 122-109, over the Wizards. And all it took was James getting 50 factors nearer to Abdul-Jabbar’s document. He’s now only one,594 factors behind the all-time mark, and solely 135 behind Karl Malone for second place.
It’s simply extra historical past forward in a yr that’s already been stuffed with it.