Know the pros? Go one-on-one with our ultimate NBA challenge.
Show off your skills when it comes to dropping names and stats from the NBA’s greatest legacies, coaches and superstars. Sound easy? We’ll see.
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Who’s the all-time leading scorer in the NBA?
Kareem still holds the title with 38,387 points. Karl Malone retired at slot No. 2 with 36,928.
The NBA has always been racially integrated.
The league was founded in 1949, but didn’t integrate until the fall of 1950 when Earl Lloyd, Chuck Cooper and Nat “Sweetwater” Clifton joined its ranks.
Who was the first NBA player to enter the league straight out of high school?
Moose Malone intended to play for the University of Maryland. But he was drafted by the Utah Stars in 1974.
By sheer number, who’s the greatest NBA rebounder of all time?
Wilt Chamerlain led the NBA in rebounding for 11 of his 14 seasons with 23,924 rebounds. Bill Russell came in second with 21,620 and Kareem Abdul- Jabbar third with 17,440.
Which player HASN’T scored a quadruple-double?
A quadruple-double is recorded when a player records 10 or more in four categories–assists, points, rebounds, blocked shots, or steals. David Robinson, Hakeem Olajuwon, Alvin Robertson, and Nate Thurmond are the only four players in NBA history to score quadruple-doubles.
When was the three-point shot introduced into the NBA?
The American Basketball Association (ABA) introduced the three-point shot alongside the slam dunk as a marketing tool to compete with the NBA. When the NBA adopted the three-point shot many people thought it was a gimmick.
The NBA has always had a shot clock.
Danny Biasone invented the shot clock and in 1954. The NBA adopted it along with the rule that a team had 24 seconds to attempt a shot. Scoring went up, as did the pace of the game and fans’ general interest in the sport.
How high is the regulation-standard NBA hoop?
It’s the same height as the NCAA regulation rim.
Where are the NBA headquarters located?
The Basketball Hall of Fame is in Springfield, Mass., but if you want to take something up with the commissioner, you’ll need to head into New York.
Match these all-time NBA superstars to their nicknames.
Jerry West could be considered one of the greatest guards in NBA history
He earned it too — after graduating from the Naval Academy. David Robinson served two years in the Navy before entering the NBA.
Superman and Flash:
Superman Shaq gave Dwayne Wade his own superhero nickname when he joined the Miami Heat.
The Human Highlight Reel:
Known for his spectacular dunks, Dominique Wilkins was named to seven All-NBA teams and nine consecutive All-Star squads.