Archive for the 'Basketball Urban Legends' Category

Is Torrey Craig Guaranteed an NBA Championship Ring This Season?

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: Torrey Craig is guaranteed an NBA championship ring no matter who wins the NBA Finals. It’s so […]

Did Pete Maravich Correctly Predict His Own Death?

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: When he was 25, Pete Maravich correctly identified when he would retire and when he would die. […]

Was a Female Player Once Drafted By an NBA Team?

BASKETBALL URBAN LEGEND: An NBA team drafted a female player. Today, if you are a talented female basketball player, you can possibly play professionally in the WNBA and even if you did not make the pros, women’s basketball is a thriving sport in colleges all over the country (last year, eleven different women’s basketball programs […]

Did the NBA Used to Have a Limit of How Many Black Players Could Be on a Team?

BASKETBALL URBAN LEGEND: There was a quota in the NBA in the 50s and early 60s of how many black players could be on a team. The NBA was around for three years before the league was integrated. Earl Lloyd was the first black player to play in the NBA. He suited up for the […]

Did Kareem-Abdul Jabbar Really Lose Millions Building Special Hotels for Tall People?

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: Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar lost millions of dollars building specialized hotels for tall people. In 2003, […]

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 […]