50 NBA Facts You

In this article we present to you 50 facts about the NBA you probably didn’t know.

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Each fact is just as interesting as the one before and after, so make sure not to skip over any.

  1. Steven Adams’ full name is Steven Funaki Paea He Ofa Ki Loa Adams.
  2. In 1937, there was a jump ball after every successful basket.
  3. Lance Stephenson has a brother named Lantz Stephenson. Talk about parents getting creative with same sounding name.
  4. The infamous Gilbert Arenas was banned from Xbox Live for cheating in Halo 3, and ironically it allegedly had something to do with gun mod.
  5. Rapper Nelly used to walk Bradley Beal to school.
  6. Manute Bol paid 80 cows for his wife, no joke.
  7. Bruce Jenner who is know Caitlyn Jenner was drafted with the 139th pick in the seventh round in the 1977 NBA Draft by the Kansas City who became the current day Sacramento Kings.
  8. During his NBA career Shaq played 1207 games, but only made one three pointer. It’s safe to say he knew what he wasn’t good at.
  1. A God literally was on Washington Wizards team at one point, his full name was God Shammgod.
  2. During a Nets vs. Heats game in 2014, players wore jerseys with their nicknames on them. Some of the nicknames were: Jesus Shuttleworth (Ray Allen), Chris Andersen (Birdman), King James (Lebron James), Rashard Lewis (Sweet Lew), JET (Jason Terry), The Big Ticket (Kevin Garnett), Truth (Paul Pierce). Since that time we have seen the NBA do this many times.
  3. During his playing career Pete Maravich was famous for saying, “I don’t want to play 10 years in the NBA and die of a heart attack at 40.” He went on to play 10 years in the NBA and unfortunately died of a heart attack at age 40.
  4. In 2013, Marc Gasol made the All NBA Defense Second Team but won the Defensive Player of the Year Award.
  5. In his sophomore year, John wall shot 7% from the three-point line. He attempted 42 three-pointers and only made 3.
  6. Carmelo Anthony is afraid of cats.
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  1. In March 2003, Qyntel Woods forgot his drivers license when he was pulled over by the cops, instead he provided them with a basketball card of himself as form of ID.
  2. The 2012 Charlotte Bobcats hold the worst record in NBA history. They had a 7-59 Win/Loss record (10.6%).
  3. The shorter player in NBA history, Mugsy Bogues, recording 39 blocks during his career.
  4. The creator of NBA Jam hated the Chicago Bulls so much that he allegedly put special coding in the game that made them miss last-second shots.
  5. 7x All-Star, 1966 ROTY, 1975 All-Star MVP, and Hall of Famer Dave Bing was the Mayor of Detroit from 2009-2013. His lowest approval rating was 14%.
  6. Rhode Island had a team called the Providence Steamrollers.
  7. Wes Unseld won Finals MVP while averaging less than 10 points.
  8. The OJ in OJ Mayo stands for Ovington J’Anthony.
  9. Lavar Ball’s brother’s are named LaFrance, LaValle, LaRenzo, and LaShon.
  10. Wes Unseld and Wilt Chamberlain are the only players to win MVP as rookies.
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  1. Kendrick Perkins is one month older than LeBron James.
  2. Scott Skiles has the most assists in a game with thirty.
  3. Scottie Pippen and LeBron James played in the NBA at the same time.
  4. In the 1961-1962 NBA season, Wilt Chamberlain played 49 minutes per game. This was also the same year when he averaged 50 points and 26 rebounds per game.
  5. Phil Jackson was close to getting Scottie Pippen to join the Kobe & Shaq Lakers in 1999 but Jerry Buss prevented a deal from being offered due to salary cap concerns.
  6. In 2015 the entire Mavericks backcourt had the same birthday. J.J Barea, Deron Williams, and Raymond Felton were all born on June 26, 1984. Still till this day, that is an unbroken record.
  7. Ben Wallace finished his career with more blocks than fouls and more steals than turnovers.
  8. Jalen Rose played 83 regular-season games in the 2001-2002 NBA season.
  9. Paul George’s middle name is Cliftonantho.
  10. Dave Cowens did not make the NBA First Team during the year he won MVP.
  11. AC Green was a virgin his entire NBA career, and he played until the age of 37. Talking about self control.
  1. RnB singer Ginuwine’s real name is Elgin Baylor Lumpkin.
  2. The president of the Miami Heat, Pat Riley, was drafted in 1967 in the first round as the 7th pick by the San Diego Rockets.
  3. Charles Barkley used to play with a belly button full of Vaseline.
  4. Caron Butler was addicted to Mountain Dew. He drank six 12-ounce Mountain Dews a day.
  5. Kevin Love’s uncle Milk Love is the founding member of the Beach Boys.
  6. Hakeem Olajuwon has the most quadruple-doubles in NBA History with TWO. His first quadruple-double was on March 3rd, 1990. He had 29 points, 18 rebounds, 10 assists, and 11 blocks. About a month later his second quadruple-double happened with a stat line of 18 points, 16 rebounds, 10 assists, and 11 blocks.
  7. Yao Ming is deaf in his left ear.
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  1. The very first basketball game ended with a score of 1-0 and was played with a soccer ball.
  2. Russell Westbrook’s best friend died during a high school game. Westbrook now wears a remembrance band on his wrist to commemorate him. Talk about a true friend.
  3. Matt Barnes was the #1 wide receiver prospect coming out of high school.
  4. 17% of all 7-foot Americans make it to the NBA.
  5. The Miami Heat started in the Western Conference.
  6. Allen Iverson’s younger brother is named Mister Allen Iverson.
  7. David Lee recorded 37 points, 20 rebounds, and 10 assists on April 2nd, 2010. The last player to have a 30 point, 20 rebounds, and 10 assist game was Kareem-Abdul Jabaar.
  8. Rick Barry wore a wig for a whole season. He was Lebron before Lebron in terms of hiding baldness.

Those 50 NBA Facts are simply amazing, don’t you think? There is probably no way you didn’t learn something new if you read through all them.

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