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Seven Years Ago Today, Ricky Davis Tried For A Triple-Double

SB Nation's excellent Inhistoric blog, "the ultimate resource in what happened on this day in sports history," reminds that exactly seven years ago today, Mar. 16, 2003, Ricky Davis tried for a triple-double.

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The Cavaliers were seconds away from a 27-point victory over the Utah Jazz when Ricky Davis committed basketball sacrilege. Davis, with 26 points, 12 assists, and 9 rebounds, was well aware that he was a board away from his first career triple-double. Jumaine Jones inbounded the ball to Davis near the Jazz basket, where he was supposed to run out the clock. Ricky instead lobbed a gentle flip off the backboard, which was his attempt at a shot, and collected the ball, his attempt at a rebound. Seeing what he was doing, Utah's DeShawn Stevenson fouled Davis hard in retaliation.

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The ultimate irony in all of this, of course, was that Davis was not credited with the rebound, per NBA rules.

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Never forget.