10 Fascinating NBA Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

Delve into the NBA’s hidden world with these 10 captivating basketball facts. From Air Jordans to amazing comebacks, explore the unknown.

The NBA is currently older than 71 years. It boasts an incredible past that is jam-packed with details, occasions, and accolades. People are constantly searching for information about the teams or athletes they most admire. Countless facts can be found all over the internet. After looking over every collection, we have chosen the top ten interesting facts that you might not be aware of. See the top ten fascinating NBA facts that you may not be aware of.

  • Shaquille O’Neal has only ever made one three-point shot

Shaq, one of the greatest NBA players of all time, is a 15-time All-Star and a four-time NBA champion. With the exception of one, he controlled every facet of the game. Throughout his career, Shaq has attempted 22 three-pointers and has only made one of them. It is difficult to envision a guy who has played in the NBA for 11,196 minutes and has made just one 3-point basket. When Magic inbounded the ball on February 16, 1996, and there were two seconds remaining, Shaq made one of the worst bank jumpers in NBA history. 

  • The NBA previously banned Air Jordans

Born in 1985, Air Jordan remains one of the greatest basketball sneakers ever made. Each year they get larger and larger. That said, things were not that simple at first. The athletes were instructed to wear shoes that matched their jerseys and the shoes of their teammates during that era, when sneakers were primarily white. Former Commissioner David Stern did not appreciate the early Jordans’ black and red color schemes since they matched the Chicago Bulls’ uniforms.

For each game that Michael Jordan participated in while wearing these sneakers, Stern fined him $5,000. Since Nike had paid the entire fee on his behalf, Jordan didn’t give a damn. For what they received, Nike did not pay a hefty price.

  • Kobe Bryant’s parents co-signed his initial NBA contract

The thirteenth choice in the 1996 NBA draft was Kobe Bryant. After being drafted by the Charlotte Hornets, he was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers right away, and the rest is history as you are all aware. Kobe was not eighteen when he was drafted, according to another draft-related story. The NBA draft eligibility requirements were not the same back then as they are now. Kobe’s NBA contract required his parents to co-sign it until he turned eighteen later that year.

  • In NBA history, the tallest and lowest players ever played for the same team one time

The shortest player in the NBA is Muggsy Bogues (5′ 3″). Muggsy was well-known for his steals and was a superb athlete. In one of the plays, he was so little that he even passed through a player’s legs. An underappreciated shot-blocker, he was.

However, Manute Bol (7′ 7″) is the tallest NBA player ever. He was a fantastic rebounder and shot blocker. He had a lot of potential as a three-point shooter. They were both members of the same Washington Bullets team in 1987–1988.

  • LeBron James uses his left hand to write and eat

LeBron James, one of the most dominant players in the world right now, uses his left hand to write and eat. He can use both hands. Although LeBron is typically seen as right-handed since he shoots the basketball with his right hand, he really uses his left hand for practically all other tasks.

When questioned about it, he said that as a young boy, he attempted to emulate his childhood heroes, Penny Hardaway and Michael Jordan, by learning to shoot with the right hand. Imagine what would happen if LeBron also began to shoot from the left.Then, how much fire are you expecting?

  • After five years of retirement, sixty percent of NBA players go bankrupt

Throughout his career, a footballer makes millions of dollars and leads an opulent lifestyle. He utilises all of the money for houses, vehicles, shoes, clothes, and other things. Where the money disappears is easily imagined.

The participants must be financially savvy and comprehend the value of money. A prime example of this is LeBron James. To handle his financial and business affairs, he has employed staff. It’s important for the athletes to realise that life continues well beyond the NBA.

  • An NBA quintuple-double has never occurred

In NBA history, just four players have achieved a quadruple-double. Alvin Robertson (20 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists, 10 steals), Hakeem Olajuwon (18 points, 16 rebounds, 10 assists, 11 blocks), and David Robinson (34 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists, 10 blocks) are these players. As was previously established, an NBA player has never achieved a quintuple-double in which they have at least 10 stat points in five different categories.

  • Shaq issued Hakeem a one-on-one challenge

Shaq was 22 years old and the team leader for the Orlando Magic in 1995. That season, he led the Magic to the championship game. For Shaq, however, the story was different in the finals. He was facing up against Hakeem Olajuwon, one of the greatest NBA centres of all time. Every game, Hakeem scored over thirty points, surpassing Shaq in every category. Shaq was furious since the series was easily won. After the finals, Shaq was so enraged at Hakeem that he wrote him a note daring him to go one-on-one.

  • 39 shots were blocked by the shortest player in NBA history

In NBA history, Tyrone “Muggsy” Bogues is the smallest player. Imagine a player who is 5′ 3″ tall making it into the NBA. This narrative is not typical. This remarkable man’s story is truly remarkable.

At every stage of his life, Muggsy was criticised for his height, but he never gave up. He made it to the NBA and worked with ease. While he was in the NBA, he stopped 39 shots aimed at taller players. He was very unique.

  • Despite suffering eleven stabbings, Paul Pierce participated in every game during the 2000–01 season

Paul Pierce was at Buzz Club in Boston on September 25, 2000. Unfortunately, Paul was at the wrong place at the wrong time during the late hours of the night. He was stabbed eleven times while attempting to break up a brawl that was happening at the club. He suffered stab wounds to his back, neck, and face. Even a bottle was shattered on his head by someone. Tony Battie, a former teammate, saved his life by rushing him to the hospital. He needs surgery on his lungs.

Amazingly, he recovered from the surgery on his own and was back on his feet in three days. He returned to the floor shortly after and began to shoot. One of the more bizarre facts about him was that he started every one of the 82 games he played in for the Boston Celtics in 2001–02. This simply doesn’t seem possible to someone who has been stabbed eleven times. This was a result of his extreme mental toughness. He gave his best to both basketball and his team.

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