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10 Interesting Facts About Dwyane Wade

Dwyane Wade

1. As of 2016, there have only been 4 players to get drafted into the first round, and Dwyane Wade is one of them. On top of this, he has been the highest selection in school history, as he was drafted 5th overall

2. In the 2006 All Star Game, Dwyane was selected as a started for the first time in his career, and it was only his second all star appearance. He played a large role in the game as he had a game winning put back that allowed the East to beat the West 122 – 120

3. Dwyane spells his name unlike many other people, and this is because his mom, JoLinda that decided it for him. Very shortly after he was born, his mom and dad (JoLinda and Dwyane Wade Sr) had split up, which made Wades early childhood life even harder. Other things he had to go through as a kid were gang violence, police raids, and his mom being a drug dealer and eventually getting arrested Continue reading “10 Interesting Facts About Dwyane Wade” »

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10 Interesting Facts About Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Sky Hook

1. Abdul-Jabbar broke his hand twice while being in the NBA. Both incidents came from being frustrated and then punching something

2. Kareem has wrote many books throughout his life, and the first one he made was an autobiography called “Giant Steps”. Giant Steps was released in 1983, while he was still playing NBA basketball for the Los Angeles Lakers that year

3. For highschool basketball, he played in New York with Power Memorial. During his time there they won 71 straight games! Continue reading “10 Interesting Facts About Kareem Abdul-Jabbar” »

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10 Interesting Facts About Steve Nash

Steve Nash Playing a game against the Sacramento King s

1. When Steve got traded to the Lakers, he could not be #13 because it is retired by Wilt Chamberlain. Because of this limitation, Steve decided to wear the number 10 in honour of soccer players such as Zinedine Zidane and Glenn Hoddle

2. When selected 15th overall by the Suns, he was booed by fans and they were not happy with the pick. Little did they know that this 6’3 point guard was going to be the best player to ever play for the Phoenix Suns, or one of the best, depending on who you ask

3. Steve has interest in more than one sport. Besides from basketball, Steve is part of the soccer world as well. Not only was his dad a professional soccer player, but in 2011 he became a co-owner of the MLS team, the Vancouver Whitecaps Continue reading “10 Interesting Facts About Steve Nash” »

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10 Interesting Facts About Shaquille O’Neal

Shaquille O'Neal talking strategy to Kobe Bryant

1. Shaq’s father is a man by the name of Joseph Toney. Toney was skilled in the game of basketball as Seton Hall had offered him a scholarship early in his career. Another side of Toney is the drug addiction that he had. Because of this addiction, he was in jail for the possession of drugs when Shaq was very young. This led to him and Shaq having no relationship with each other, as they have never even talked to each other before

2. On November 10th, 1999, O’Neal and Charles Barkley were both ejected in a regular season game when O’Neal shoved Barkley, and then Barkley responded by throwing the ball at O’Neal

3. O’Neal chose to wear the #33 in college at LSU because he scored a lot of his points by the hook shot, and Kareem Adbul-Jabbar is the master this shot, and he wore the #33. In the NBA he wanted to wear 33 but it was taken, so he resorted to 32 Continue reading “10 Interesting Facts About Shaquille O’Neal” »

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10 Interesting Facts About Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin Warming Up Pre-Game

1. Griffin was homeschooled by his mother Gail from the 1st grade all the way to the 8th grade. His older brother Taylor Griffin was homeschooled from 1st grade to 10th grade

2. His rookie year is the only one so far, as of 2016 where he played 82 games. Injuries have affected Blake throughout his NBA career, which is very unfortunate. In 2011-12 he played 66 games, 2012-13 80 games, 2013-2014 80 games, 2014-15 67 games, and 2015-16 he only played 35 games

3. He played for the Oklahoma Sooners for college and with them he played 68 games, averaging 31.4 mins, 18.8 points, 11.8 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1 steal, and 1.05 blocks per game. That is quite the stat line! Continue reading “10 Interesting Facts About Blake Griffin” »

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10 Interesting Facts About Magic Johnson

Magic Johnson Backing Down MJ

1. Johnson went to Everett high school, and the main population of the school was white. Johnson felt the impact of racism in many ways because his teammates would not pass him the ball in practice, ignored him, and he got in fights in players

2. “Magic” got his nickname when he was 15 years old. He got this nickname when he recorded a triple double, totalling 36 points, 18 rebounds, and 16 assists. Ever since he has been known as “Magic”

3. In 1991, Johnson publicly announced that he himself is HIV positive. At that time many still believed that the disease could only affect those that are gay, but with Johnson announcing he has the disease, the myth started to fade away. Ever since he has become a spokesperson for the disease, and been a large factor in raising awareness, donating, and much more Continue reading “10 Interesting Facts About Magic Johnson” »

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10 Interesting Facts About Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony Celebrating

1. Carmelo broke an outstanding record in 2012 when he scored 37 points against Nigeria. The record he broke was the highest single game scoring total for the US Mens Olympic Team

2. Charity work is something that Carmelo engages in quite often. He has his own foundation, and he also donates to various relief efforts. In 2004 for example, Carmelo donated $35,000 to help out with the mess of the Indian Ocean Earthquake.For charitable contributions totaling $4,282,000, Anthony was also  listed as number eight in “The Giving Back 30 List of Largest Charitable Donations by Celebrities in 2006”

3. Anthony has a son named Kiyan. Kiyan was born on March 7th, 2007 and is often with Anthony in interviews, and press conferences Continue reading “10 Interesting Facts About Carmelo Anthony” »

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10 Interesting Facts About Bill Russell

Bill Russell Having A Laugh

1. Bill is one of 2 players to ever grab 50 rebounds in a single game! The other player is Wilt Chamberlain

2. Russell was the first african american to become a true “superstar” in the league of the NBA. Many analyst consider Russell to be one of the best player in history

3. His mom, who he was very close with passed away when he was only 12 years old. This left him heartbroken Continue reading “10 Interesting Facts About Bill Russell” »

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10 Interesting Facts About Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant Shooting a fadeaway jumpshot

1. Kobe is the youngest player to score 30,000 points. He did this at the age of 34 and 104 days

2. He was named after the famous “Kobe beef”, which his parents saw on a restaurant menu. Little did they know that this name would revolutionize the world.

3. Bryant was the first guard to be ever taken out of highschool. Continue reading “10 Interesting Facts About Kobe Bryant” »

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10 Interesting Facts About Larry Bird

Larry Bird Getting Ready For A Shot

1. He is the only person in NBA history to win MVP as a player, coach of the year, and executive of the year. Larry’s passion for the game definitely shows because he has been around all aspects of the game!

2. Joe, Larry’s dad committed suicide a year after having a divorce with his wife (Georgia)

3. In his first NBA game he was able to gather up a double double, and triple nickel. He had 14 points, 10 rebounds, and 5 assists. Larry’s dominance was displayed in the NBA right away Continue reading “10 Interesting Facts About Larry Bird” »