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12/4/1982: The original A.D. drops 57

On this day 37 years ago, back when scoring 50 points actually meant something, Adrian Dantley, a 6-foot-3 forward who scored 23,177 points despite seven career made 3-pointers, dropped a career-high 57 points in a win over the Chicago Bulls.

Dantley’s a Hall of Famer and an OG member of the Bad Boy Pistons, who got traded for Mark Aguirre midway through the ‘88-’89 season, right before the Pistons broke through and beat the Lakers. And, yes, he’s still mad about that. Take a few minutes to read his NBA Legends profile.


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