Check top 10 impressive facts that you never know.
1. Jamison, Johnson Gasol vs. Magic, McGrady and Webber
Antawn Jamison, Joe Johnson, and Pau Gasol all have more career points than Magic Johnson, Tracy McGrady, Chris Webber, and Gilbert Arenas
- Antawn Jamison 20,042 points in 1,083 games, Joe Johnson 19,822 points in 1,203 games, Pau Gasol 19,754 in 1,100 games,
- Tracy McGrady 18,381 points in 938 games, Magic Johnson 17,707 points in 906 games, Chris Webber 17,182 points in 831 games, Gilbert Arenas 11,402 points in 552 games
2. Manute Bol
Manute Bol averaged more BPG than PPG in every full season of his career.
3. John Stockton
In the '90-'91 season John Stockton averaged 17.2 ppg, 14.2 apg, and 2.9 spg playing in all 82 games and received 0 MVP votes. He had near identical stats the prior season too.
He would also still be the all-time assist leader even if he hadn't played his final 5 seasons.
4. Gilbert Arenas
Gilbert Arenas wore 0 for most of his NBA career as a constant reminder about how many minutes his critics thought he would get, including his coach at the University of Arizona.
5. Lionel Simmons
Lionel Simmons injured. Nothing serious: DNP-tendonitis in wrists from overexposure to Game Boy.
6. Derrick Coleman
Coleman injuring his knee during the shooting of a rebounding match against a 'Joe' on the TV show Pros vs. Joes.
7. Rick Adelman and Reggie Evans
Rick Adelman on Reggie Evans' flopping: "This guy is taking it to a whole new level. He goes down when the air conditioning comes on."
8. Magic Johnson in a Chicago Bulls Jersey?
1979 Draft: Magic Johnson was a coin flip away from landing in a Chicago Bulls jersey.
Here's what had to happen for Magic to end up with the Lakers. New Orleans Jazz sign Gail Goodrich, send a pick to the Lakers for compensation. (FA Rules.) Jazz tank, tie with Bulls for the worst record. Pistol Pete leaves the Jazz in the offseason for a season with Boston.
Coin flip. Lakers win. Magic goes to Los Angeles instead of the Windy City.
It gets better, the Bulls passed on Bill Cartwright (their first championship center) for someone else, and the Knicks got him at #3.
9. Wilt Chamberlain
Wilt never fouled out of a game.
Wilt scored 100 in a game.
Wilt played every single minute during a season and that was more minutes than are in a regular season since it included a few overtimes.
10. NBA Playoffs with 16-54
The Baltimore Bullets once made the playoffs with a record of 16-54.
52-53 Season. Only 10 teams and 8 would qualify to the playoffs.
Philadelphia Warriors were 12-57 in the same conference. So, they qualify.