Archive for the 'Basketball Urban Legends' Category

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” [...]

Did Ricky Davis Really Shoot on His Own Basket to Try to Get a Rebound for a Triple-Double?

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: An NBA player tried to get a triple double though a somewhat…odd fashion. On March 16, 2003, [...]

Did Michael Jordan Really Buy a Fancy Bus for His Minor League Team?

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. BASEBALL/BASKETBALL URBAN LEGEND: Michael Jordan bought a fancy team bus for his minor league baseball team to ride around in. [...]

Did the “Larry Bird Exception” Get Its Name From The Celtics Using it on Larry Bird First?

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 “Larry Bird exception” to the NBA salary cap got its name from the Celtics being the [...]

Is Wilt Chamberlain Really in the Volleyball Hall of Fame?

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: Wilt Chamberlain is in the Volleyball Hall of Fame. Wilt Chamberlain was an amazing athlete. Just amazing. [...]