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A League Full Of Things You Didn’t Know Part II

March 3, 2013

There’s more knowledge to be passed along! Here’s another dose of random facts about NBA players!

For Part 1: Read here!

Former NBA player  A.C. Green’s nickname is ‘Iron Man’ because he holds the record for consecutive games played with 1192. Green claims he began and ended his NBA career as a virgin, he famously wore a green puppet on his head as a sign for his abstinence. So no sex = no injuries!

Kobe Bryant has a rap record  with Tyra Banks. “Why doesn’t he have an album though?” Listen and find your answers…

Grant Hill’s girl is Tamia. Most known around here for her collaboration with rapper Fabolous on “So Into You”. While we’re talking about Grant, he averaged 20.2ppg 9.8rpg and 7apg in his second (!) season. Don’t ever forget Hill’s greatness before his ankle injuries.

During his college career in Marquette, Dwyane Wade had to spend a year on the sidelines because of educational problems. He had to seek help to improve his writing skills.

DeShawn Stevenson was compared to Michael Jordan by a mock draft website .

Brent Barry did not only won the Slam Dunk Contest in ’96. He busted out a C-Walk after his round during the three point competition. Kudos to the creator of this video synchronizing the beat wit ‘dem moves.

Everybody knows Shaquille O’Neal worked for the police in Phoenix and was a back-up deputy somewhere in LA. But did you know he has a tattoo that says “Against The Law”? Kind of ironic, don’t you think? On the subject of Shaq Facts, here’s the most dominant hitting a three at the buzzer, followed by some hilarities by the TNT Crew.

The ‘Eurostep’, made famous by Manu Ginobili and Dwyane Wade, was introduced to the NBA by former Golden State Warrior and Lithuanian Sarunas Marciolionis. Don’t miss this video!

Jason Kidd once had blonde hair. Too.Many.Jokes

J.R. Rider, during his time with the Minnesota Timberwolves, once scored a three…with one hand…backwards…while falling out of bounds. I should dedicate an episode of  “What Happened To” to J.R. really. Dude was talented!

The Artest formerly known as Ron and now going by the name of Metta World Peace, once pulled down Paul Pierce shorts. We all know Metta is a class act, so he apologized in a Ron-Artest-way.

Tim Duncan absolutely HATES Kevin Garnett. Here’s a little piece of an interview with Chris Ballard “Duncan is diplomatic about the topic. Asked if perhaps all those years battling Garnett have softened his feelings for the man, led to a Magic-Larry type of kinship, Duncan leans back on the couch in his hotel room and grins. There is a pause. A longer pause. Finally he says, “Define kinship.” It has been told that on May, 9th 1999 (Mother’s Day) KG yelled “Happy Mothers Day Mother******” to Tim Duncan, knowing Tim’s mother passed away.

Tyson Chandler is still in the running to break Wilt Chamberlain’s absurd record for highest Field Goal Percentage. His % is now at 67%, he needs to pass 72,7% to break the record, set in the 72-73 season.

Vince Carter’s aggressive play during the 2000 Olympics wasn’t caused because he grew his hair out. It was caused by his brother’s imprisonment and his agent betraying him. Vince played like a mean demon and the world took notice. Once again a brilliant mixtape by Maxamillion711. For more information about this topic: Youtube Behind The Glory Vince Carter.

The Hawks drafted Pau Gasol and traded him for Shareef Abdur-Rahim in the same season they made a promise to their fans. They promised their ticket holders they would pay their fee back if they didn’t make the play-offs. They didn’t! But they only paid their fans $125!


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