Sunday, February 12, 2012
Before there was Jeremy Lin there was Bubbles Hawkins and Billy Ray Bates
Jeremy Lin has scored more points than in his first 4 starts than any player since the 1976-77 merger. Shack is second on the list, Lebron is third and Michael Jordan and Billy Ray Bates are tied for 4th. I am reminded of a player by the name of Bubbles Hawkins who took the NBA by storm in early 1977 by scoring 20 points a game. He did his scoring though for the lowly New Jersey, they were Dr. J less, after he was sold to the 76ers. Bubbles averaged about 19 points per game in the 1976-77 season.