NBA career statistics dating back to the 1946-1947 season, including current players There were 65 discovered players. From there, we can see that almost one in five Americans who played basketball in the early 1950s got their start in Indiana.
The number of African Americans who played college basketball before the 1964 season was limited because most schools refused to play black athletes or even allow them on the court with white players. However, several high school and junior college teams did exist at the time, so it's possible that some never admitted a black player.
In 1963, after Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) banned its members from denying admission to students based on race. The NCAA also prohibited college sports programs from excluding anyone from their activities because of race. Although Indiana had already integrated its athletic program by allowing John Hammond to play basketball, the NCAA's new policy created problems for the university since it still allowed students to discriminate against others based on race.
There are 237 NBA players. Of the 237 NBA players, 15% were multi-sport athletes, while 85% were single-sport athletes in high school...The most common combinations of sports played include basketball and football (GBF), followed by baseball and football (BFB), basketball and soccer, and football and baseball.
Here are the names of all NBA players who had at least one season of competition with a single professional team. The list includes information about the player's highest level of competition in each sport as well as their primary sport within that category.... As expected, almost all (95%) of these players competed only in one sport throughout their high school careers. However, several notable exceptions can be seen on the list. For example, Ralph Sampson was a three-time All-American in basketball, but he also spent some time playing baseball during his youth years. Similarly, Michael Jordan was an all-state player in basketball and baseball, and even made the Illinois High School Baseball Tournament All-Star Team as a pitcher.
Players who competed in more than one sport at the high school level are much less likely to go on to play multiple sports at the professional level. Only 3% of these multi-sport athletes went on to play multiple sports in the NBA.
There are a total of 41 NBA/ABA players. They are listed below.
Thirty-six seven-footers There are now 36 seven-footers in the NBA, out of 390 active rosters. That equates to around 11%. The highest number of players from one country in one league is the Russian NBA: 10 Georgian players.
The most famous American basketball player ever will always be Michael Jordan. So it's no surprise that more people know about him than any other player. In fact, according to Wikipedia, he is the all-time leader in points scored by a player who was not also the top scorer at his high school or college team. He has also won every possible award there is to win on the court. But off the court he has been accused of racism and homophobia.
So it's clear that being an elite basketball player is very hard work. It requires not only talent, but also focus, endurance, and effort. In order to improve as a player you have to be willing to work hard at your game over and over again.
In addition, you need good genes to become an elite basketball player. According to some researchers, only about 5% of the population is born with the necessary skills to be successful at the highest levels of basketball. The others must make do with what they were given.
The Boston Celtics have the most editions on this list, with three. In 1983, the Philadelphia Sixers had three players named as starters, the most of any club in NBA All-Star history.
Unfortunately, a connection problem has occurred. There are 431 players from 131 Division I men's college basketball teams represented in the NBA. Kentucky and Duke have the most active players in the league for the third year in a row.
NBA players that have played the most games...
There are six players. Only six NBA players have scored at least 60 points more than once. The only active players among the six are James Harden and Damian Lillard.
The most recent player to do so was Giannis Antetokounmpo on April 16, 2018. The last time someone else did it was April 1985, when Moses Malone of the Portland Trail Blazers and Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls each scored 61 points in a single game.
A look at the complete list shows that out of the 12 highest-scoring games in NBA history, five have happened since 2007 - the year after the start of the 3-point line era. And three of those five games were played by the same team: Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, and now James Harden.
Another example is Kobe Bryant's record-breaking 81st career victory last January 8, 2013. It took him just over 39 minutes to score all his points (he finished with 61).
Finally, we have Damian Lillard who has already broken this record. On October 27, 2016, he scored 62 points in a game for the Portland Trail Blazers against the New York Knicks. This makes him only the second player behind James Harden (see above) to have two such performances before the age of 30.
Wilt Chamberlain Chamberlain leads the list of NBA players with the most rebounds with 23,924. The Philadelphia Warriors drafted him in the NBA in 1959. Before retiring in 1973, he also played for the Philadelphia 76ers and the Los Angeles Lakers.
Chamberlain had at least 1,000 points and 500 rebounds in each of his first seven seasons. He is the only player in NBA history to do so.
He currently ranks second all-time in rebounds per game (56.5). Only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has more career rebounding titles (10).
Chamberlain also holds the record for most total rebounds in a season with 2,073 in 1962-63. He also led the league in rebounds six times.
Robert Parish is second on this list with 22,905 rebounds. The New York Knicks center has been called the "King" of Rebounding because of his dominance during the 1990's.
He averaged more than 10 rebounds per game five consecutive years from 1996-2001.
Vernon Maxwell is third on this list with 21,896 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons forward started his career with the Milwaukee Bucks before playing for the Boston Celtics and the Chicago Bulls. He was an All-Star four times.