Archive for the 'Basketball Urban Legends' Category

Did John Wooden Say “Our Land Is Everything”?

Was the Quotable John Wooden quoted properly?

How Did a Missed Free Throw by an Austin Peay Player Change the Direction of the New York Knicks for 15 Years?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about basketball and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the basketball urban legends featured so far. BASKETBALL LEGEND: A missed free throw by an Austin Peay player in 1987 changed the direction of the New York […]

Did the Undertaker Really Play High School Basketball With Magic Johnson?

Did the NBA Hall of Famer and the WWE Hall of Famer really play high school ball together?

Did the NBA Investigate Earl Monroe For Point Shaving After He Scored On His Own Basket?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about basketball and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the basketball urban legends featured so far. BASKETBALL URBAN LEGEND: Earl Monroe was investigated by the NBA for point-shaving due to Monroe making a shot on his […]

Did Manute Bol Coin the Term “My Bad”?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about basketball and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the basketball urban legends featured so far. BASKETBALL URBAN LEGEND: Manute Bol coined the term “my bad.” When Manute Bol passed away in 2010 at the far […]

Did an NBA Player Once Miss Three Games Due to Infected Hair Follicles?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about basketball and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the basketball urban legends featured so far. BASKETBALL URBAN LEGEND: Drew Gooden missed three games due to infected hair follicles. It is plainly (if sometimes even painfully) […]

What Surprisingly Large Role Did Allergies Play in Dennis Rodman’s NBA Career?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about basketball and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the basketball urban legends featured so far. BASKETBALL URBAN LEGEND: Allergies allowed the Detroit Pistons to, in effect, steal Dennis Rodman in the 1986 NBA Draft. During […]

Did Dan Gilbert Make a Special Fathead to Send a Message to Lebron James?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about basketball and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the basketball urban legends featured so far. BASKETBALL URBAN LEGEND: Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert specially priced a Lebron James Fathead to make a statement against his […]

Did a Former NBA Sixth Man of the Year Get Confused by the Media With a Sexual Offender With the Same Name?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about basketball and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the basketball urban legends featured so far. BASKETBALL URBAN LEGEND: News reports mixed up NBA great Eddie Johnson with another former NBA player with the same name […]

How Did a Personal Visit From Legendary Coach Adolph Rupp Lead to a Top Recruit NOT Playing for Kentucky?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about basketball and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the basketball urban legends featured so far. FOOTBALL URBAN LEGEND: Dick Grubar was prepared to commit to playing at Kentucky until Adolph Rupp made a personal visit […]