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10 Stunning NBA Facts That You Never Knew

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LeBron James and Kobe Bryant

Do you think you know everything about the NBA?

How many MVP awards Kobe Bryant had, or how many Championships Tim Duncan won, yeah... everyone knows that.

But, do you know how is the youngest player in NBA history to win Rookie of the Year?

Do you know how many scoring awards Karl Malone had in his career?

Check your knowledge about the NBA right now.

Don't use google, and write how many interesting facts you already knew.

Here you have some interesting facts about the NBA and the basketball sport.

10. Karl Malone

Karl Malone is the oldest player in NBA history to record a triple-double. The Mailman achieved the feat at 40 years and 127 days old.

9. 50 Point Games, but with 3 Different Teams

Only four players in NBA history have ever scored 50 points in a single game with 3 different teams.

Those players are Wilt Chamberlain, Bernand King, Moses Malone and Jamal Crawford.

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8. ABA & NBA MVP Award

Julius Dr.J Erving is the only player to win the MVP award in both the ABA and NBA.

7. Back-to-Back NBA Champions

Just five teams won back-to-back title since 1976: Los Angeles Lakers, Detroit Pistons, Chicago Bulls, Houston Rockets and Miami Heat.

6. Kobe Bryant - Jersey

The jersey Kobe Bryant wore during his 18th and final All-Star Game in Toronto sold for $100,040 on the NBA's auction website.

The sale is more than double the previous record set by LeBron James' 2014-15 game-worn jersey from his return to Cleveland, worth $50,000.

5. Steven Adams - The Family

Thunder center, Steven Adams is just one of 18 brothers and sisters in his family.

His father was 60 years old when Adams was born.

4. NBA Scoring Champion

Despite scoring 36,928 points during his career, Karl Malone never won a scoring award.

Malone averaged 25+ points in a season since the 1987-1988 season until the 1999-2000 season.

3. Kevin Garnett

Kevin Garnett is one of five players in the 25,000-point, 2,000-block club.

Other players are Shaquille O'Neal, Hakeem Olajuwon, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Tim Duncan.

2. The Blocks

Muggsy Bogues, who is the shortest player in NBA history at 5'3, blocked 39 shots in his career.

1. LeBron James and Kobe Bryant

LeBron James and Kobe Bryant are only two players in NBA history with 25,000+ points, 6,000+ assists and 1,500 steals.