Being an NBA fan, it is not uncommon that we are always hungry for NBA facts and trivia, even if they are simply random stuff.
In most cases, we try to look for trivia on our favorite players, the championship winning team, or the best of the best players. The list below shows some fascinating NBA facts you may know or never knew at all.
Check the top 10 fascinating NBA facts that you never knew.
1. Without the NBA Final Experience
There are only 4 teams in the NBA that don’t currently have any players with Finals experience: Sacramento Kings, Portland Trail Blazers, and ironically, Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics.
2. More Personal Fouls Than Points
Four players in NBA history have amassed more personal fouls than points (min. 200 games): Charles Jones, DeSagana Diop, Kim Hughes and Michael Ruffin.
3. The Oldest Player In The NBA
Nat Hickey (45 years and 363 days) is the oldest player to ever play in the NBA. In his last game, he missed all 6 shots, he committed 5 fouls but he did make 2 of the 3 free throws he attempted.
4. 2017 Jump Ball Statistics
Andre Drummond lead the NBA with 76 jump balls last season. He lost only 17 times. On the other side, Myles Turner lost 67 jump balls and he was the worst jump baller in the league.
5. Michael Jordan Is Still Here
In his final NBA season, Michael Jordan (39 years old) averaged 20 points, 6 rebounds, and 4 assists. Only 8 players averaged at least those stats last season: James Harden, Jimmy Butler, Russell Westbrook, LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin and DeMarcus Cousins.
6. Free Throws
According to the advanced stats, in the last 20 years, a second free throw is consistently 4-5% higher than a first free throw.
7. NBA Free Agency 2017
The amount of contract money given out so far this off-season is $2,394,544,397.00. That is so insane! Still counting.
8. Wilt “The Stilt
Wilt Chamberlain holds the highest single-season scoring average with an amazing 50.36 points per game in the 1961-62 NBA season.
The closest player in the last 25 years was Kobe Bryant with 35.4 points per game in 2005-06.
9. From The Downtown
In the last season, Allen Crabbe had a better 3PTS % (44.4) than JJ Redick (42.9%), Seth Curry (42.5%), CJ McCollum (42.1%) and Klay Thompson (41.4%).
10. Most Former Players Are Flat Broke Within Five Years Of Retirement
For some reason, over half of the NBA’s ex-players (60%) are flat broke and bankrupt after only five years out of the league. Next time, think about when you receive a pay check how you will spend your money. NBA stars throw out millions per day without checking bank accounts.