By Pro Sports Outlook, The Front Office for Fans
Jan 13, 2021

January 13th, 2021 was remembered for the Houston Rockets finally trading SG James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets in a blockbuster 4-team deal that included SG Victor Oladipo, G/F Caris LeVert, and many 1st Rd picks after Harden publicly stated his lack of faith in HOU’s outlook 24 hours prior. Kristaps Porzingis made his season debut, helping Luka Doncic do something that’s never been done before. Nickeil Alexander-Walker went off for a career-high 37 points in Zion and Lonzo’s absences, but the Clippers were still victorious thanks to Paul George and Kawhi Leonard combining for 55 points. Dame and CJ also had prolific night in a 20-point comeback over the Kings.

Check out everything that happened in sports on January 13th last year and the Best in Sports from exactly a year ago, headlined by No.1 pick Joe Burrow’s epic National Championship performance, the Houston Astros’ cheating sanctions, and SGA breaking records. This daily sports article includes real headlines only (no clickbait rumors), all of the best highlights, interesting facts from around the NFL, NBA, & MLB, the main games to watch, top performances of the day, significant birthdays, and a quick recap of notable events on this day in sports history.

Dame find DJJ from halfcourt

PG13 beats halftime buzzer

LaMelo’s passes are too smooth

Giannis back to big jams

Harden’s legendary playoff jam

KP’s 1st bucket of 2020-21

“The beard” of the MLB

JR hit the nice reverse OTD



NBA Wednesday

[Highlights] PG Damian Lillard, POR (W @SAC): 40 PTS (11-23 FG | 6-15 3PT), 13 AST, 1 REB, 0 BLK, 3 STL, 0 TO [Player of the Day]

[Highlights] G Luka Doncic, DAL (W @CHA): 34 PTS (14-25 FG | 5-9 3PT), 9 AST, 13 REB, 4 BLK, 2 STL, 4 TO

[Highlights] SG Nickeil Alexander-Walker, NO (L @LAC): 37 PTS (15-23 FG | 5-8 3PT), 1 AST, 8 REB, 0 BLK, 1 STL, 1 TO

[Highlights] SG CJ McCollum, POR (W @SAC): 28 PTS (10-23 FG | 6-16 3PT), 10 AST, 7 REB, 0 BLK, 0 STL, 1 TO

[Highlights] PF Giannis Antetokounmpo, MIL (W @DET): 22 PTS (7-15 FG | 2-5 3PT), 10 AST, 10 REB, 3 BLK, 2 STL, 5 TO


MLB: RP Andre Scrubb, Houston Astros (turns 26)

NFL: DB Morgan Burnett, Free Agent (32)

MLB: RP Heath Hembree, Free Agent (32)

MLB: RP Oliver Drake, Free Agent (34)

Most Significant Sports History on Jan. 13

2020MLB suspended both Houston Astros Manager AJ Hinch and GM Jeff Ludlow for a year in the wake of the team’s sign-stealing scandal; Houston immediately fired them. MLB also fined Houston $5M and stripped them of multiple draft picks as evidence proved the players illegally gained a competitive advantage

2019: Houston Rockets SG James Harden scored 38 points in a loss to the Orlando Magic, tying Kobe Bryant’s NBA-record streak of 16 consecutive games with 30+ points

2015: Minnesota Timberwolves PG Mo Williams scored a career-high 52 points in a win over the Indiana Pacers

2007: Led by PG Jameer Nelson (5-5), the Orlando Magic set an NBA record by converting 23 3-pointers (62%) in a win over the Sacramento Kings

2005: MLB and its Players’ Association agreed to a stricter PED-testing policy, which introduced year-round random testing

2002: Washington controversially fired HC Marty Schottenheimer after just 1 season (8-8)

1999: Chicago Bulls SG Michael Jordan officially announced his retirement from the NBA for the 2nd and final time with Chicago

1988: After 19 years with the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres, former MVP 1B Steve Garvey officially announced his retirement

1974: Miami Dolphins defeated the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl VIII to become the 1st repeat champions since Vince Lombardi’s Packers, who won Super Bowls I & II

1962: Philadelphia Warriors C Wilt Chamberlain scored an NBA-record 73 points against the Chicago Packers

1922: SS Buck Weaver, one of the 8 Black Sox banned for life, applied for reinstatement (unsuccessfully)





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