April, 8th: the Braves play their last game in Buffalo, Julius Hodge is injured in a shooting

1983- Geneva College win against New Brighton 3-0 in the game which is considered to be the first college basketball match.

1978- The Braves play their last game in Buffalo, losing to the Knicks 107-118. The franchise move to San Diego, where it takes the name “Clippers”. The Clippers will then move to Los Angeles.

1989- FIBA decides to allow pro players to take part in international events such as the Olympic games. This change will lead to the Dream Team in 1992.

1996- Charlotte beats Chicago with the score of 97-98, ending the Bulls’s streak of 44 consecutive home wins. Three days before, the Hornets lost a home game by 34 points.

2006- Julius Hodge is injured in a shooting, being mistaken for another man coming out from a night club. Doctors manage to save his life, but his career is compromised. When he comes to Italy, indeed, he doesn’t play well neither in Varese, nor in Scafati.

 

FOTO: Julius Hodge // www.news.com.au