So, he grew up with different culture mores than westerners can relate to, but it definitely makes for a good story. However, in 2005 he got to get naked for PETA. In the 1987-1988 season, the shortest player and the tallest player in the NBA were on the same team, and they were Manute Bol and Muggsy Bogues. There are some really unique and unusual facts about NBA players and the game of basketball in general, that could perk up anyone’s ears if they like odd and interesting facts. The Warriors started Klay Thompson, Charles Jenkins, Chris Wright, Jeremy Tyler, and Mickell Gladness. The game was held in Chicago, IL, and was played on February 7, 1988. After you hear something crazy like that, it won’t sound crazy to you that Manute Bol paid 80 cows for his wife. "March Madness") began 80 years ago. Jordan came up the court with about seventeen seconds remaining in the game. With twelve seconds to go, Jordan began to drive on Russell again. What is the first name of Kobe Bryant's first born child? The only teams that have never relocated since the inception of the NBA are the New York Knicks and the Boston Celtics. Fact Monster/Information Please® Database, © 2015 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved. Dave DeBusschere was a less than successful pitcher, posting only three wins in the majors to go with a 2.90 earned run average. Qyntel Woods was pulled over by the police in March 2003 for speeding and marijuana. From the solar system to the world economy to educational games, Fact Monster has the info kids are seeking. The Jazz pushed the ball up the court, and the ball eventually wound up with Karl Malone. While someone between 6’6” and 6’8” only has a .07% chance of making the NBA, someone that is 7 feet or taller has a 17% of making the NBA. This won’t be a problem for rookies anymore, since you have to be at least a year removed from high school to be eligible for the draft. DeBusschere also spent three seasons as a player-coach while with the Detroit Pistons. However, it has happened twice in a girl’s high school basketball game. However, the NBA has never seen a quintuple-double, where someone has averaged at least 10 things in 5 different categories. After the Jazz called a timeout, Stockton received the ball and took a three point shot. Perhaps they should have used Pampers... they look durable in the commercials. For example, five-time champion and two-time MVP, Tim Duncan, started playing basketball in the Virgin Islands in 9th grade because Hurricane Hugo destroyed his swimming pool. FunTrivia is a collaborative community effort, where we are constantly updating questions to keep them accurate. Which former Chicago White Sox pitcher went on to average 16.1 points and more than 11 rebounds per game on his way to the basketball Hall of Fame? Unfortunately, Howard’s legs were still pretty bow legged. Former Commissioner David Stern was not a fan of the colors of the new sneakers because they clashed with the Bulls uniform, so he fined Jordan $5,000 for every game he played with them on.