Famous NBA Basketball Players
Some of the most well known NBA superstars are Stephen Curry and Lebron James. To start off Lebron is known as a very good basketball player with many fans. Lebron has gotten a 16x All-star, a three-time NBA champ, six-time All-defensive, three-time AS MVP, four-time MVP, 15 time All NBA, 03-04 All-Rookie, and three-time finals MVP. He has also scored more than 30,00 points which is not something many NBA players can do coming in as third for most points ever in the NBA. Moving onto Stephen Curry, he is also known as a very good basketball player with a six-time All-star, 15-16 STL champ, six-time All-NBA, three-time NBA champ and a 09-10 All-rookie. Stephen has also scored an astonishing 16,369 points in just 10 years of being in the NBA. These basketball players are known worldwide.
Hall of Fame
The hall of fame is something not many people get into. Some people in the hall of fame are Wilt Chamberlin and Larry Bird. Starting out Fact Box with Wilt Chamberlin, who unfortunately, died, there are actually less than 200 October 12th, 1999 at the age of 63. Here, men and women NBA and WNBA are some reasons he was admitted into the players in the hall of fame as of hall of fame, 13-time All-star, 11-time total rebound champ, this year
Two-time NBA Champ, two-time all-defensive, 71-72 finals MVP, 59-60 ROY, seven-time scoring champ, and a few other things. Lastly, we have Larry Bird, who was born on December 7th, 1956 and is currently 63 years old. Here are a few things he was also known for, he was 12-time All-star, 10-time All-NBA, 79-80 All rookie, two-time finals MVP,79-80ROY, three-time NBA champ, three-time All defensive, 81-82 AS MVP and a three-time MVP. These two players were a big part of what made basketball enjoyable for others.
Rules/ Things you Should Know
Here are some rules about this very interesting sport. Basketball is a team sport played with ten people on the court at all times( five players on each team, not including refs). There are two sides to a basketball court in the first two quarters you are shooting on one side of the court depending on where you were during jump ball, and after halftime, you will shoot on the other side. The main positions in basketball are shooting guard, point guard, center, power forward, and small forward and for the most part, each of these positions are meant for certain things while on the court, for example, the center usually rebounds and does jump ball. There are also a few things you might want to know about you can get called for a double-dribble which means you dribbled the ball with both hands. another one is backcourt violation, you could get called for this if you fail to get the ball to the other side of the court after inbounding within 8 seconds. there are quite a few more things you could get called for but these are just the basics. These are just a few things and rules you might need to know about basketball.
These are just a few things about basketball including some people, rules, things you need to know and people in the hall of fame. Basketball is something that was made quite a while ago and as you can still see many people love the sport this goes to show that the person who made this sport did a very good job because without him many people wouldn´t have their profession. Overall basketball is a really fun sport you could fall in love with, and maybe one day you might even want to play in the leagues.
Some Basketball Glossary
Double-dribble- a double dribble is when you are dribbling with the ball and then purposely or accidentally start dribbling with both hands.
Backcourt violation – This is when you are on offense and you just inbounded the ball, this violation occurs when you fail to bring the ball over mid-court before the eight seconds are up.
Two very loved players
Kobe Bryant and Wilt Chamberlin were two very loved players. At one point Wilt played for the Lakers but Kobe played his whole career. I am going to find some differences between these two players and their accomplishments.
Kobe Bryant was born on August 23rd, 1978, he played 20 seasons in the NBA his NBA debut was in 1996 and he retired from basketball in 2016. Kobe has gotten many titles let me show you all of them, Kobe was an 18-time All- 5-time NBA champ, 12-time All-defensive, four-time AS MVP, 07-08 MVP, two-time scoring champ,1996-97 All-Rookie, and a two-time Finals MVP. Kobe Bryant had a long and successful career with many fans who loved him but unfortunately he and one of his daughters died recently due to a helicopter crash. Kobe, in my opinion, was one of the most loved players in the NBA.
Common Things for Two Players
These are few things Wilt Chamberlin and Kobe Bryant had in common. They both at some point played for the Lakers, they were both born in August, and they both unfortunately died. Now moving onto some things they had in common that have to do with the NBA, they both scored over 30,000 points in the span of their career and they both played over 10 seasons in the NBA. Both of these players were very accomplished in their NBA careers.
Wilt Chamberlin was very accomplished throughout his life. Wilt Chamberlin was born on August 21st, 1936 and died on October 12th, 1999. Here are some of his accomplishments, he was a center and played for multiple teams and won many titles. Some titles he won were, hall of fame, 13-time All-star, seven-time scoring champ, 11-time total rebound champ, 67-68 AST champ, two-time NBA champ, 10-time All-NBA, two-time All-defensive, 71-72 finals MVP, four-time MVP, and 59-60 ROY. Although he has died many people still loved him and all the hard work he put in.
How I Chose Players to Compare
I chose these two players to compare because they inspired many including me. These two, in my opinion, should have lived a longer life to enjoy with their families. These two players were very important to many people and they may have even helped people get through tough times, either way, these players were very accomplished in their careers and in their lives.
This graph shows the average amount of foreign players who make it into the NBA each year.