5 Fun Facts about basketball you may not have known

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  1. A Fan with his own jersey Retired…

The Sacramento Kings retired jersey number 6 up in the rafters to honor a group of fans called “the sixth man.”

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2. Jerry West had a weird habit…

Every night when he went to sleep, Jerry West would wear the shorts of the team he would play the next day.

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3. Earl Lloyd is the first..

Earl Lloyd is the first African-American player in NBA history. His debut took place with the Washington Capitols on October 31, 1950.

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4 . No Dunking..

In 1967, the NCAA banned dunking due to backboards breaking frequently. This ban on dunking was lifted 10 years later when the strength of backboards improved.

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5. Calvin Murphy owns A weird Record..

Calvin Murphy owns the record in the NBA for having the most kids. He is the father of 14, and he’s been married 9 times.

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