Basketball Urban Legends History

Here are quick descriptions of each of the previous editions of Basketball Legends Revealed.

To see if they are true or false, you have to click on the link!

Danny Ainge once bit Tree Rollins during a playoff game.

Jim Thorpe played professional basketball.

Chuck Connors was once punished in a peculiar fashion for his reaction to a tough loss against the St. Louis Bombers.

The Celtics were once forced to play a game at midnight due to the Ice Capades!

A NCAA game once ended with a team playing 1-on-5!

Everett Case created the ACC Tournament.

The Harlem Globetrotters began in Chicago!!

Larry Bird played a game where he shot all of his shots left-handed.

Del Harris once set a pick on Michael Adams during a game!

Dave Cowens once took a break from the Celtics during the season to drive a cab.

Future NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue was Georgetown’s career leader in total rebounds and rebounds per game when he graduated.

Michael Jordan bought a fancy team bus for his minor league baseball team to ride around in.

A convicted man asked for his sentence to be INCREASED to honor his favorite baseball player.

Wilt Chamberlain had an infamously poor reaction to his coach’s invention of morning shootarounds.

Wilt Chamberlain is in the Volleyball Hall of Fame.

The “Larry Bird exception” to the NBA salary cap got its name from the Celtics being the first team to go over the salary cap to re-sign one of their players, namely Larry Bird.

While in the NBA, Dave Bing went to work for the same bank that denied him a mortgage for a house.

An NBA player tried to get a triple double though a somewhat…odd fashion.

Los Angeles Clippers guard Eric Gordon played Michael Jordan’s son in the film Space Jam.

A 2001 game between Michigan State and the University of Virginia was canceled due to a bizarre situation with the floor of the court.

There was an amusing ending to the first NBA game ever to be replayed – the so-called “Phantom Buzzer” game.

Anfernee Hardaway was named “Anfernee” by mistake.

The Knicks participated in a special lottery where they nearly drafted Bob Cousy!

The NBA tried out 12-foot rims to handicap George Mikan.

Red Holzman got his start in professional basketball due to the fact that he was Jewish.

The Philadelphia Warriors drafted Wilt Chamberlain while he was still in high school.

News reports mixed up NBA great Eddie Johnson with another former NBA player with the same name when the latter person was arrested for sexual assault of a minor!

Manute Bol coined the term “my bad.”

The United States voted against sending National Basketball Association players to the 1992 Olympics.

Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert specially priced a Lebron James Fathead to make a statement against his former player.

Allergies allowed the Detroit Pistons to, in effect, steal Dennis Rodman in the 1986 NBA Draft.

Drew Gooden missed three games due to infected hair follicles.

Dick Grubar was prepared to commit to playing at Kentucky until Adolph Rupp made a personal visit to his family.

Ta da!

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