1.When basketball was first invented the hoops were like a peach baskets with a bottom. Each time they made a basket the referee would climb on a ladder and get the ball.That was in the year 1891.They used a soccer ball.
2.The Boston Celtics have won 16 NBA championships, more than any other team in the NBA.
3.In 1961-1962, Wilt Chamberlain average an incredible 50.4 points per game, and in one game he scored a record of 100 points.
4.When Shaquille O'Neal was 13 he was 6feet 6inch tall.
5.Shaquille's very first week in the NBA he was named player of the week.
6.When Michael Jordan joined Chicago Bulls,he became a star right away. He scored 16 points in his first official game, and never looked back.
7.Did you know although Scottie Pippen has played his entire professional career with the Chicago Bulls, he was actually selected by the Seattle Supersonics in the 1987 NBA Draft. He was traded to the Bulls in a draft-day deal.