Archive for the 'Basketball Urban Legends' Category

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 […]

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 […]