Written By Chris C-Ford ---- Wednesday, August 8, 2007

The number 756 is very special to me. I would say it is one of the most important numbers in the history of sports. There is always alot of talk about whether it could be achieved and if it is valid, but sure enough it was accomplished. People can say this number is tainted all they want, but I know in my heart that it is deserved. And it was all done in the magical 2006-07 season for the Washington Wizards by 4 very special players.

756: The combined number of points that Brendan Haywood, Roger Mason, Calvin Booth, & James Lang scored last regular season.

Breaking the so called "unbreakable record" of 755 set by Tim Leglar, Lawrence Moton, Chris Whitney, Darvin Ham, & Harvey Grant in 1997-98.

I watched every night on Comcast, hoping that these guys could go out there and do it. The pressure was on and the players started to feel it. Turnover after turnover I started to get worried that it would never happen. Others would just ignore this record, saying that it meant nothing in this day and age. But I kept hope in my heart.

One day I woke up and James Lang was no longer on the roster. I started to cry. How could they get to this number without James Lang. Without his 1 point per game, this record would take forever to break (or one more game). I questioned my faith.

Sure enough though, the guys pressed on. They didn't let the loss of a 10 day contract superstar faze them whatsoever. Mason drained 3's, Booth drained some 15 footers, Haywood missed several dunks (to keep them under 757). And finally, April 18th, 2007, when Brendan Haywood slammed home the record breaking basket against the Indiana Pacers, I erupted in tears of joy.

756. The greatest number in sports history.

(you don't want to know how much time I spent adding up stats)

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