Daniel Gibson Speaker Profile
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Daniel Gibson Biography
Daniel Gibson was born February 27, 1986, in Houston, Texasand is a basketball player currently playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers of theNBA. His nickname, "Boobie," was given to him by his mother.
Gibson played in 58 games, starting 26, averaging 10.4points, 2.5 assists and 2.3 rebounds per game. He scored a season high 26points on November 20, 2007 against the Milwaukee Bucks. Gibson had acareer-high six three-pointers against the New York Knicks on November 2, 2007,and a career-high eight assists against the Washington Wizards on December 5,2007. Gibson ranked 5th in the NBA in three-point shooting percentage making44.0% of his three-point attempts. Gibson missed 18 games in February and Marchdue to an ankle injury suffered when he and the Indiana Pacers' Travis Dienerdove in the lane for a loose ball in the second quarter of a Cavs win over thePacers. He returned to action on March 29, 2008 against the Detroit Pistons,scoring only 1 point in 18 minutes.
In Game 5 against the Boston Celtics, in the EasternConference Semi-Finals, Gibson separated his shoulder and missed the final twogames; the Cavaliers lost 4-3 in the series. Gibson said missing Game 7 of theBoston series still haunts him: "I've had a lot of sleepless nights justwondering where I could have helped the team."[
Gibson was selected to participate in the Rookie Challenge(Sophomore team) and the Three-point Shootout during the 2008 NBA All-StarWeekend in New Orleans.
During the first half of the Rookie Challenge, Gibson tiedthe record for total three-pointers made, despite not being a starter in thegame. He later set the record in the second half with eleven totalthree-pointers, finishing the game shooting 11-20 from beyond the arc. Gibsonwas named MVP of the game, finishing with 33 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, and2 steals.
Gibson finished in second place in the Three-point Shootout.He advanced to the final round by scoring 17 points in the first round, whichtied him with Dirk Nowitzki for second place. In the final round, Gibson againscored 17 points, but it was not enough. Defending champion Jason Kapono tiedthe 22-year shootout record of 25 points for the victory.
On June 10, 2008, Gibson had surgery on his ankle inHouston. On July 16, 2008, the Cavaliers signed Gibson to a five-year, $21million contract.
On November 26, 2008, Gibson scored his 1,000th career pointin the Cavs' game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Gibson currently ranks11th in three-pointers made by a Cavalier (224).
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