NBA History
More Cool NBA Records #11-20

Discover more cool NBA records from the NBA history books! You'll find lots of interesting pro basketball facts and bits of NBA trivia.


Assist leader for 8 consecutive seasons:

Bob Cousy

He was also a member of the Boston Celtic team that won 6 NBA championships during his 13-year career.


First African-American drafted by an NBA team:

Chuck Cooper

He was selected by the Boston Celtics in the 1950 draft.


First African-American player to sign an NBA contract:

Nat Clifton

He signed with the New York Knickerbockers in 1950.


First African-American to step onto an NBA court:

Earl Lloyd

He played for the Washington Capitols on October 31, 1950.


3-Time Free throw shooting percentage leader:

Dolph Schayes

He played for the Syracuse Nationals. He practiced shooting free throws by setting a 14" rim inside the regulation 18" rim. He also played in 1,059 games, which at the time was an NBA record in the 1950s.


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Lowest number of baskets made in an NBA game:

8

The Fort Wayne Pistons outscored the Minneapolis Lakers 19-18 in a game in the 1950s.


First NBA dynasty:

Minneapolis Lakers

They won their 5th title in 6 years on April 12, 1954.


Birth of the greatest dynasty in NBA history:

April 13, 1957

The Boston Celtics won the first of 11 NBA championships in 13 years, including a string of 8 titles in a row.


Triple-Double King:

Oscar Robertson

He played for the Cincinnati Royals. During the 1961-62 season, he averaged a triple double with 30.8 points, 12.5 rebounds, and 11.4 assists for the entire season. He went on to average triple doubles for his first 5 NBA seasons.


Most points scored in a single game by a player:

Wilt Chamberlain

He played for the Philadelphia Warriors. On March 2, 1962, he scored 100 points in a single game as his team defeated the New York Knicks.



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