Archive for the 'Basketball Urban Legends' Category

Was Bill Russell Traded for the Ice Capades?

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: The Rochester Royals passed on Bill Russell in the 1956 NBA Draft because the Boston Celtics arranged […]

Was Wilt Chamberlain Drafted While he Was Still in High School?

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: The Philadelphia Warriors drafted Wilt Chamberlain while he was still in high school. In 1971, the United […]

Was a College Basketball Game Once Called Due to Floor Condensation!?

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: A 2001 game between Michigan State and the University of Virginia was canceled due to a bizarre […]

Did Red Holzman Get His Start in Professional Basketball Due to the Fact That He was Jewish?

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: Red Holzman got his start in professional basketball due to the fact that he was Jewish. William […]

Did the Knicks Once Participate in a Special Lottery Where They Missed Out on Bob Cousy by One Pick?

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: The Knicks participated in a special lottery where they nearly drafted Bob Cousy! Fans of the National […]

Did the NBA Try Out 12-Foot Rims to Handicap George Mikan?

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: The NBA tried out 12-foot rims to handicap George Mikan. George Mikan was the first truly dominant […]

What Was the Strange Deja Vu Effect of the NBA’s “Phantom Buzzer” Game?

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: There was a strange piece of deja vu involved with one the first NBA games ever to […]

Did Eric Gordon Play Michael Jordan’s Son in Space Jam?

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: NBA guard Eric Gordon played Michael Jordan’s son in the film Space Jam. Michael Jordan’s youngest son, […]

While Playing in the NBA, Did Dave Bing Go to Work for the Same Bank That Turned Him Down for a Loan?

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: While in the NBA, Dave Bing went to work for the same bank that denied him a […]

Was Anfernee Hardaway Named Anfernee By Mistake?

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: Anfernee Hardaway was named “Anfernee” by mistake. Drafted third overall in the 1993 NBA Draft, Anfernee “Penny” […]