Michael Jordan entered the NBA in 1984 after the completion of his junior season at the University of North Carolina. He became the third pick in that year's NBA draft when the Chicago Bulls selected him.Know More
In Jordan's rookie season, he was voted in as a starter in the annual NBA All-Star Game and won the league's Rookie of the Year award. He averaged more than 28 points per game and played in all 82 regular season games.
The Bulls earned the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs that year, matching them against the second-seed Milwaukee Bucks in the first round. Jordan and the Bulls went on to lose four straight games against the Bucks to end the season.Learn more about Basketball
As of 2014, the differences in per game salaries for professional basketball players in the NBA was drastic, ranging from $6,187 to $286,585. This figure is calculated by taking a players published yearly salary divided by 82 regular season games.Full Answer >
As of November 2014, the tallest active player in the National Basketball Association (NBA) is Hasheem Thabeet, a 7-foot-3-inch center from Tanzania who plays for the Detroit Pistons. Prior to his trade to Detroit on Sept. 25, 2014, he played for Philadelphia, Oklahoma City, Portland, Houston and Memphis.Full Answer >
While no official measurements of hand size are kept, Giannis Antetokounmpo is believed to have the biggest hands in the NBA. The Milwaukee Bucks' shooting guard-small forward's hands measure nearly 15 inches in length.Full Answer >
In 2013, the average National Basketball Association (NBA) player shoe size was 14.81. At the time the data was gathered, the largest player shoe size was 20 and the smallest was 10.5.Full Answer >