10 Interesting Facts About Basketball


As NBA fans, we're always hungry for NBA knowledge. The history of basketball and the NBA is by and large very rich in events and full of dramatic interest.Here are some random facts about the game of basketball.

Until 1929, a basketball game was played using a Soccer ball.

The only member of both the football and basketball hall of fame is Cal Hubbard.

Michael Jordan scored more points (5,987) in the playoffs than any other player by the time of his retirement.

The Boston Celtics have won the most NBA championships (17), including seven straight from 1960 to 1966.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who played 20 seasons in the NBA, holds the record for most points scored in a career with 38,387.

On March 2, 1962, Philadelphia center Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points in one game against New York. That is the most one player has ever scored in an NBA game.

The original basketball basket was closed at the bottom; a ladder was needed to recover the ball.

The Phoenix Suns Basketball Team Lost and Won 10 games in a row in 1996-1997.

In the 1987-1988 season, the shortest player and the tallest player in the NBA were on the same team, and they were Manute Bol and Muggsy Bogues.

In the last game of the 2012 season, the Golden State Warriors started five rookies.