Archive for the 'Basketball Urban Legends' Category

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. [...]

Did Wilt Chamberlain Have a Infamously Poor Reaction to the Invention of Morning Shootarounds?

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

Did a Convicted Man Ask for his Sentence to be INCREASED to Honor his Favorite Basketball Player?

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 convicted man asked for his sentence to be INCREASED to honor his favorite basketball player. Eric [...]

Did Dave Cowens Really Take a Break From Playing Basketball to Drive a Cab Instead?

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

Did Del Harris Once Set a Pick on a Player During a Game…That He Was Coaching?!

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: Del Harris once set a pick on Michael Adams during a game! Michael Adams probably had the [...]

Did Everett Case Really Invent the ACC Tournament?

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: Everett Case created the ACC Tournament. Everett Case was best known for being the head coach of [...]