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10 Interesting NBA Facts Your Friend Doesn't Know

AP Photo/Elise Amendola

AP Photo/Elise Amendola

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.

Check NBA Facts your friend doesn't know.

1. Vince Carter, known as one of the most prolific dunkers of all time, is also ranked 6th all time on the All-Time 3-Point Scoring list and 2nd All-Time in total game-winning shots, behind none other than Kobe Bryant.

2. Allen Iverson was 4th all-time in minutes per game in the regular season, and 3rd all-time in the playoffs.

3. How Paul Pierce got his nickname? After dropping 42 on Shaquille O'Neal and the LA Lakers in 2001, Shaq stated postgame to the press: "Take this down, Paul Pierce is the motherf***ing Truth."

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4. The last time we saw an NBA Finals without Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Tim Duncan, Dirk Nowitzki or Hakeem Olajuwon was in 1990. Almost 27 years ago.

5. Kobe Bryant stopped using his famous number 8 jersey in 2006. Adidas released shoes called Crazy 8 in obvious allusion to Bryant, who was no longer under contract with them. Kobe's new number: 24. Any relation with Jordan's 23? He said no.


6. Kevin Garnett is the only player in NBA history to be traded for 7 other players.

7. San Antonio Spurs have won at least 50 games for 17 consecutive seasons, the longest streak in NBA history. Next longest active streak is from LA Clippers - 4.

8. Michael Jordan never lost 3 games in a row between 1990 and 1998.

9. Michael Jordan had 30+ point scoring games on every team in the NBA except the Chicago Bulls. While a member od the Washington Wizards he never wanted to do his old team like that.

10. Seven active franchises have never held the first overall pick in the NBA Draft: Denver, Indiana, Memphis, Miami, Oklahoma City, Phoenix, and Utah.


10 Interesting NBA Facts That You Never Knew