Thinking back..... I believe that was around the time that Shawn Livingston obliterated his knee. We had a thread that got linked in a couple of places that brought a good bit of traffic, we also got a ton of search engine traffic for "Shawn Livingston injury" and "Shawn Linvingston knee" to that thread in the forum.
Its really odd to see the topics that generate the most traffic. The "100 women hotter than Lindsay Lohan" generated lots of views for obvious reasons . There was a thread discussing the Melvin Ely trade that was linked on a gigantic Spurs forum that caused a lot of traffic. We've been linked on Truehoop a couple of times and that always causes a nice jump and early in the site's history we were linked on Deadspin, that one caused a crapload of traffic.