Basketball became an official Olympic event in Berlin, Germany in 1936.
On March 2, 1962, center Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points in one game against the New York.
The Boston Celtics franchise has won the most NBA championships (16) in history.
Dr. James Naismith is credited with inventing the game of basketball in 1891.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar played 20 seasons in the NBA, holds the record for most points in a career (38,387).
Until 1936, the jump ball in basketball took place at center court after every single made basket.
The Chicago Bulls franchise have amazingly won all six NBA Finals series in which they have played in.
Michael Jordan, has scored more points (5,987) in the playoffs than any other player in basketball history.
Michael Jordan, who retired in January 1999 but returned to the league in 2001, has scored more points (5,987) in the playoffs than any other player.
Lenny Wilkens has won and lost more basketball games than any other coach.
Basketball legend Wilt Chamberlain never fouled out of a game.
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