June 15, 2008 |
On July 22 in Las Vegas, Michael Bibby will be playing in a basketball tournament. That's Michael Bibby, age 10. His dad, Mike Bibby, 30, star guard of the Atlanta Hawks of the NBA, will be in the coach's seat. No big deal there. Fathers coaching sons is the American way, especially when your father has been one of the best pro guards of this era. In the stands, chest all puffed up, watching every move of both Michaels, will be grandpa Henry, 58. Now that's a big deal.
February 17, 2008 |
NEW ORLEANS -- While the Nets and Mavericks tried to put their Jason Kidd deal back together, another big-name point guard moved Saturday, in a novel direction -- east. The Sacramento Kings, now in rebuilding mode, shipped Mike Bibby to Atlanta for Tyronn Lue, Anthony Johnson, Lorenzen Wright and Shelden Williams and a second-round draft pick. Of the four new Kings, only Williams doesn't have an expiring contract. Bibby was a mainstay on the Kings teams that fought a bitter rivalry with the Lakers, culminating in their dramatic meeting in the Western Conference finals in 2002, which the Lakers won, 4-3. "I want to thank Mike for his terrific all-around play," Kings President Geoff Petrie said in a statement.
March 26, 2007 |
Mike Bibby made one last dramatic three-point basket and strutted downcourt with his signature bigfoot walk. It has been a while since Bibby had a big-game effort that incited his home crowd as he did during the Sacramento Kings' better years. Bibby scored 37 points and made two of his franchise-record nine three-pointers in the final 1:15, leading the Kings to an improbable 107-100 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Sunday.
January 29, 2006 |
Mike Bibby doesn't have anywhere left to go in the Sacramento locker room when he wants to talk about the good ol' days. When the Kings sent Peja Stojakovic to Indiana in the deal for Ron Artest, it left Bibby as the only remaining player from the teams that won consecutive Pacific Division titles and nearly reached the 2002 NBA Finals. The core of the team that won an NBA-high 61 games that season gradually was broken up in recent years. Vlade Divac left after the 2003-04 season.
March 12, 2005 |
Another game, another bitter loss. For the Clippers, it has been a recurring theme. Their season has been defined by deflating defeats, perhaps none more difficult to swallow than Friday night's 113-112 loss to the Sacramento Kings in front of 17,317 in Arco Arena. They matched the Kings big play for big play down the stretch, only to lose when Mike Bibby made a last-second, 22-foot jumper over Quinton Ross.
February 27, 2005 |
The strange confluence of Chris Webber's past and present came down to the play that "never works." It would have worked this time if Webber had converted a layup. Webber came up short on a last-second layup after grabbing an offensive rebound off an intentionally missed free throw, spoiling his debut for the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night in a 101-99 loss to the Sacramento Kings. "For some reason, that play never works," Webber said of the intentional miss.