Basketball is a well-liked sport in North America. One of the major sports leagues is the National Basketball Association (NBA), and the members are the USA and Canada. In the past years this sport had grown all over the world which is the reason why everyone is interested in this sport.
The famous players of NBA
Hear are some of the very popular players who made it to the best of their effort and strength to prove that they are capable of being on the top of their career.
- Michael Jordan, one of the greatest NBA players of all time, that’s how he is called, has proven himself in the field of basketball putting him on the top among the rest. He is the most marvelous player.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar who stands 7’2 inches tall denominated in the year 1980’s. He’s remarkable with his skyhook shot which made his competitors puzzled.
- Wilt Chambelain is well known to his alias “Stilt”. He is also one of the best player in his time because he had a scored100 points in just one game.
- Magic Johnson-This NBA player had 5 NBA titles and also awarded 3 NBA finals MVP awards.
- Bill Russell – In 13 season of NBA made himself get 11 championships. In excess of 14,000 points in his basketball life, he has been famous because of his trademark skills; defensive and offensive play.
List of the highest paid basketball players
- Tracy McGrady, Detroit Pistons – $23, 329,561
- Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers – $23,034,375
- Jermaine O’Neal, Miami Heat – $22,995,000
- Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs – $22,183,218
- Shaquille O’Neal, Cleveland Cavaliers – 20,000,000
Interesting facts about basketball
- It was in 1891 that Dr. James Naismith conceptualized Basketball. This Canadian is a physical education student and a lecturer in YMCA Training School now called Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA. This sport came in to conclude from his labors to discover some interior leisure activity. As expected, he became the primary trainer of this sport, and go on to focus in games composition.
- It was in January 20, 1982 when the first basketball game was played. Each team was composed of nine players instead of 5. The game was played in a court partially the sized of the court being used by the NBA today. There was just a single 1 point scored during entire game.
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