Interesting Facts About NBA
- Every professional NBA Cheerleader gets an average annual salary of US$ 56, 000
- The all-time leading scorer of NBA is Kareem Abdul Jabaar who has scored 38, 387 points and after retirement, he became an author and historian. He is also one of the cultural ambassadors of USA.
- Despite being the leading scorer Kareem Abdul Jabaar has scored the 3-point shot only once in his career which lasted for 20 years!
- As per a survey, 60% of the NBA players are financially broken within five years of their retirement.
- 7-foot tall American boys have 17% chances to play in the NBA.
- The creator of the NBA Jam video game was one of the biggest haters of the Chicago Bulls team and he has embedded a special code in the game so that Chicago Bulls miss the last second shots.
- Wilt Chamberlain and Bill Russell had a personal rivalry between them and when Chamberlain became the first NBA player to get US$ 100, 000 salary in 1965, Russell demanded to raise his own salary to [email protected] 100, 001 and his demand was accepted.
- Kobe Bryant’s parents had to co-sign his contract when he was first drafted to the NBA because he was underage at that time.
- The tallest and the shortest NBA player till date played for the same team in 1987-88 for one team Washington Bullets. The shortest one was Muggsy Bogues and the tallest one was Manute Bol.
- Muggsy Bogues who was the shortest player ever played for NBA had blocked 39 shots throughout his career including one of Patrick Ewing who was 7 feet tall.
- The team owners of Spirits of St. Louis, a professional Basketball team are still earning several million dollars every year even after their team has stopped playing since 1976.
- The guy who is featured in the official NBA logo is Jerry West who used to play for Lakers.
- 89 points starter by Jeremy Lin is the most by any NBA player in its history.
- NBA player Randy Foye has a Situs Inversus, a rare condition where a person’s internal organs are the mirror images of a normal body.
- Amar’e Stoudemire is a Jewish and he speaks Hebrew when a match is on, so no one can understand him.
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