50 Interesting Facts About Basketball

Last updated on May 15th, 2021

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  1. https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2018/09/kareem-abdul-jabbar-veronica-mars
  2. https://www.thecut.com/2016/07/of-course-tim-duncan-is-a-published-psychologist-on-ego.html
  3. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/07/sports/basketball/kevin-durant-golden-state-warriors-jersey.html
  4. https://tv5.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/15047018/how-nike-lost-stephen-curry-armour
  5. https://ca.nba.com/news/this-date-in-nba-history-may-16-rookie-magic-johnsons-historic-game-6-performancce-in-the-1980-nba-finals-and-more/bez5km0yl0fg1m4xqsbd4la7q
  6. https://kisselpaso.com/5-little-known-facts-about-kobe-bryant/
  7. https://bleacherreport.com/articles/1703598-5-things-the-common-fan-doesnt-understand-about-dwyane-wade
  8. https://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/fl-xpm-2012-05-09-fl-dr-shaq-mayocol-b051012-20120509-story.html
  9. https://www.thehistorymakers.org/biography/oscar-robertson
  10. https://fadeawayworld.com/2016/07/09/chris-paul-scored-61-points-for-every-year-of-his-grandfathers-life/
  11. http://legendsrevealed.com/sports/2013/07/29/is-wilt-chamberlain-really-in-the-volleyball-hall-of-fame/
  12. https://mashable.com/2012/03/02/twitter-bird-name/
  13. https://www.good.is/articles/how-michael-jordan-s-march-madness-shorts-changed-the-apparel-business
  14. https://www.childrensmuseum.org/blog/why-are-basketballs-orange
  15. https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/11067098/lebron-james-greatest-weapon-brain
  16. https://www.wsj.com/articles/3-point-line-nba-abe-saperstein-steinbrenner-harlem-globetrotters-11581535595
  17. https://www.sportscasting.com/heres-why-bill-russell-finally-ended-his-basketball-hall-of-fame-boycott/
  18. https://springfield.edu/where-basketball-was-invented-the-birthplace-of-basketball
  19. https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/14007640/long-forgotten-leo-ferris-helped-devise-nba-24-second-clock-first-used-61-years-ago-today
  20. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=zABWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=E-IDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4610%2C6023421
  21. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_basketball#First_international_games
  22. https://www.sportskeeda.com/basketball/nba-most-blocks-in-a-single-game
  23. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1953%E2%80%9354_NBA_season
  24. https://www.basketballnetwork.net/the-only-two-women-to-get-drafted-in-the-nba/
  25. http://www.linguasport.com/baloncesto/internacional/olimpiadas/history.htm
  26. https://www.nba.com/history/this-date-june/
  27. https://www.fiba.basketball/history
  28. https://www.electro-mech.com/team-sports/basketball/longest-game-in-nba-history/
  29. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basketball_at_the_1936_Summer_Olympics
  30. https://www.harlemglobetrotters.com/About
  31. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detroit_Pistons#1941%E2%80%931957:_Fort_Wayne_(Zollner)_Pistons
  32. https://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/bulls/ct-spt-bulls-derrick-rose-nba-draft-lottery-20180513-story.html
  33. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlanta_Hawks
  34. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_highest-scoring_NBA_games#Highest-scoring_regular_season_games
  35. http://www.iweblists.com/sports/olympics/summer/MensBasketball.html
  36. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basketball_(ball)#Sizes
  37. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basketball_(ball)#Sizes
  38. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harlem_Globetrotters
  39. https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/spurs-coach-gregg-popovich-makes-nba-history-by-getting-ejected-just-63-seconds-into-game-against-nuggets/
  40. https://www.britannica.com/story/why-are-basketball-hoops-10-feet-high
  41. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abe_Saperstein
  42. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basketball_court
  43. https://www.statmuse.com/nba/ask/nba-most-shots-missed-in-regular-season-or-playoff-game
  44. https://www.nytimes.com/2001/03/11/sports/perspective-mikan-ruled-an-era-and-changed-the-rules.html
  45. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gene_Conley
  46. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three-Point_Contest
  47. https://www.statmuse.com/nba/ask/nba-most-shots-missed-in-regular-season-or-playoff-game
  48. https://basketballforever.com/2020/03/31/how-bruce-jenner-came-to-be-selected-in-the-1977-nba-draft
  49. https://www.hoophall.com/hall-of-famers/sergei-belov/
  50. https://www.sbnation.com/nba/2017/10/6/16203076/nba-sleeved-jerseys-nike-lebron-james
  51. https://www.sportskeeda.com/basketball/4-nba-players-who-have-recorded-a-quadruple-double/4
  52. https://official.nba.com/rule-no-1-court-dimensions-equipment/
  53. https://www.basketball-reference.com/boxscores/197811080PHI.html
  54. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Los_Angeles_Lakers
  55. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women%27s_National_Basketball_Association#Relationship_with_NBA_teams
  56. https://www.mensjournal.com/sports/6-nba-players-have-already-run-equivalent-3-full-marathons-season/
  57. https://official.nba.com/rule-no-1-court-dimensions-equipment/
  58. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NBA_regular_season_records#Turnovers
  59. https://arxiv.org/pdf/1701.05976.pdf
  60. https://basketball.fandom.com/wiki/Territorial_pick
  61. https://official.nba.com/rule-no-1-court-dimensions-equipment/
  62. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basketball_at_the_1976_Summer_Olympics#Women
  63. https://www.uniquewoodfloor.com/blog/the-celtics-home-court-advantage-that-no-one-talks-about/
  64. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/231215638_Injury_in_the_National_Basketball_Association
  65. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_West
  66. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NBA_Most_Valuable_Player_Award
  67. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basketball_in_Lithuania#Notable_Lithuania_national_basketball_team_members
  68. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28568314/
  69. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_NBA_franchise_post-season_streaks
  70. https://www.onlinegambling.com/news/consecutive-nba-championships-celtics-bulls-lakers-three-peat/
  71. https://www.nba.com/bucks/history
  72. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_Knickshttps://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/orlando-magic/os-magic-win-nba-draft-lottery-20170516-story.html
  73. https://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/orlando-magic/os-magic-win-nba-draft-lottery-20170516-story.html
  74. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indiana_Pacers
  75. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philadelphia_76ers
  76. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacramento_Kings
  77. https://www.kqed.org/pop/25771/21-fun-facts-you-might-not-know-about-the-golden-state-warriors
  78. https://www.espn.com/espnmag/story?id=3644321