Facts you probably don’t know about the NBA and players!

Vladimir Rusia, Reporter

Ron Artest legally changed his name to “Metta World Peace” in September 2011.

Jerry West played his entire career with the Los Angeles Lakers.

 Abdul-Jabbar is the all-time leading scorer in the NBA.

Early basketball games used soccer balls (1891–1950s). Players would rub coal dust on their hands to grip the ball better.

In a horrifying injury during a 2006 college basketball tournament game, Villanova player Allen Ray’s eye popped out after a Pittsburgh player injured it. Doctors were able to pop the eye back in, and he regained his vision.

A warm basketball is bouncier than a cold one because the molecules in the warm ball hit its inside surface at a higher speed.

Adidas manufactures all the NBA uniforms.

Citing concerns about shattered backboards, the NCAA banned dunking in 1967 for 10 years. Technology has now made backboards 4–5 times stronger than previous boards. Additionally, breakaway rims also prevent shattered boards

The top 10 tallest basketball players in the history of the NBA are 1) Gheorghe Muresan, 7′7″; 2) Manute Bol, 7′7″; 3) Shawn Bradley, 7′6″; 4) Yao Ming 7′6″; 5) Slavko Vraneš, 7′6″; 6) Pavel Podkolzin, 7′5″; 7) Chuck Nevit, 7′5″; 8) Mark Eaton, 7′4″; 9) Rik Smits, 7′4″; and 10) Ralph Lee Sampson, 7′4″.

James Harden is the lead scorer this season!

Facts from: https://www.factretriever.com/basketball-facts