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Who is the oldest player who was drafted in the NBA?

I would like to know who the oldest player was that ever got drafted into the NBA?
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Where can I watch old proffesional sports games? [closed]

I was hoping to find a site where I could find old games that are available to watch, specifically NBA and NFl. Any suggestions?
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How does NBA players' salary increase during the playoffs?

In a sports column I was reading, the writer mentioned something about "win shares", that existed to provide a financial incentive to win games during the playoffs, especially since otherwise players ...
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Is an NBA team ever allowed to pay an injured player less than his contract

I was wondering about this after some of the recent high-profile injuries, such as Paul George, and before that Derrick Rose. The reason is obvious, a team doesn't want to be paying a player millions ...
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NBA: How does salary cap works? And why did the mavs sell everyone?

I'm not American, and I live in a foreign country. I have been watching NBA since about 2000. I was a New jersey fan, when Kidd went to Mavs, I became a Mavs fan and still am. As far as I know, the ...
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Has any information come out that clarifies how sick Jordan was during his famous “flu game”

Michael Jordan's flu game is one of his most famous performances as a basketball player. Yet I remember that at the time there was some question about how sick he really was: had he been acting some ...
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What dates are NBA matches guaranteed to be between?

I have a set of NBA matches (both regular and playoffs) and their dates and I need to determine which season they belong to. I was thinking of having an interval for each season that the matches are ...
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Offensive rebounding % on missed 3FG vs 2FG (NBA)

Amongst missed 3FG, what % are rebounded by the offensive team? Amongst missed 2FG, what % are rebounded by the offensive team? Is there a significant difference between these two percentages?
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Whats the maximum number of games at the playoff phase in NBA?

I was checking out the playoff bracket the other day and I realised that a significant number of the games (in the first round) went up to the 7th game. Considering that there are 15 series in total x ...
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why is a team's front office called front office?

I heard of the expression "the team's front office" in US professional sports teams like the NBA, and I would like to know what does it exactly mean and why is it called "front" office.
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Is there a way that I can rank NBA teams in each season?

I would like to rank NBA teams in each season by some sort of metric, and I'm not sure if something like this exists already or not. It would be better if it was a metric that can tell me how good an ...
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How long and how much is each contract of the four main NBA on TNT hosts?

What is the length and amount of each of the following's contract with TNT? Charles Barkley Kenny Smith Ernie Johnson Shaquille O'Neal
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Is this a held ball (which should have led to a jump ball)?

Please see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxY47I-pc-Q Greg Anthony (the commentator) is quite insistent that this should have been a jump ball. But it looks to me that the ball was not in ...
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24-second shot clock: Has the NBA ever considered reducing it?

The NBA is constantly tweaking the rules to make the game more entertaining, faster-paced, etc. So has the NBA ever considered reducing the 24-second shot clock (say by even one second)?
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NBA 7 game playoff series where every game was won by the road team?

I have only ever come across this 5-game series (1984 ECR1, NJN vs PHI, NJN win 3-2), where the road team won every game. Has this ever happened in a 7-game series? (In recent memory, one series in ...
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Types of technical fouls in NBA

Generally there are various types of technical fouls in NBA at what sort of situation which technical foul will be called?
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Looking for an objective crybaby metric… Are there any NBA “complainer” statistics?

I was watching Heat vs. Knicks last night with a few friends, and each and every one of them is a LeBron hater. I'd understand if they disliked him because he abandoned his hometown and conspired with ...
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In NBA, what is/are the benefit(s) of a team that will acquire an expiring contract?

I always thought that if an expiring contract was included by some draft picks in a trade proposal, it seems attractive to a receiving team. Is it just about draft picks? Or there is another benefits ...
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Which player scored the most points in one game in each season?

I would like to see a statistic showing which player has scored the most points in one basketball game every season. I know Wilt Chamberlain holds the general record, but it would be nice to see who ...
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NBA draft picks as a team rebuilding strategy

I am reading about strategies that general managers use to rebuild an NBA basketball team. By rebuilding I mean the process of letting go existing players and signing new young players with the aim of ...
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In the NBA, why is the sign-and-trade a thing? [duplicate]

The sign-and-trade is relatively common when stars leave a team that they've been with for a long time. I don't understand why this practice exists. Take Lebron going to the Heat, for example. He was ...
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NBA / MLB ball boy interference

In the NBA, when the ball is in one end of the court, a ball boy usually squeegees the other end. In some cases the ball boy is caught off guard by a steal or an unexpected play and in some cases ...
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What is the name of a guy who comment highlights in NBA

Does anyone know the name of the guy who does most of the postgame highlights on NBA. http://www.nba.com/video/games/heat/2013/11/09/0021300089-bos-mia-recap.nba ...
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How do I value a player based on his statistics for fantasy basketball?

For fantasy basketball I want to quantify a player's output based on his Points, Rebounds, Assists, Steals, 3s, and Blocks production. Let's say that over the course of a season there are total of ...
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Why don't more NBA teams use the triangle offense?

Does anyone use the triangle offense other than Phil Jackson? He won 11 rings with it. In the NFL, teams copy each other all the time. How come teams don't copy Phil? I don't think the argument that ...
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Is the hand a part of the ball?

Can you hit the hand, if it's on the ball? I need proof that it shows that if you hit the hand, it isn't a foul.
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What do refs do during halftime?

This question largely pertains to basketball and football (American - NFL). I've seen footage from the team locker rooms during halftime where the coaches and players go over issues from the first ...
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What is the motivation behind using the 2-3-2 (vs. 2-2-1-1-1) series format for the NBA Finals?

Each conference round in the NBA playoffs is a best-of-seven series played in a 2-2-1-1-1 format...or the team with home-court advantage hosts games 1, 2, 5, and 7 while their opponent hosts games 3, ...
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NBA revenue per playoff game

Before the 2013 NBA playoffs, many people speculated that the Miami Heat would go 16-0 (e.g. sweep every series) en route to their 2nd straight title. As I watched the Miami Heat trounce the Indiana ...
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What happens if a basketball stops on the rim as time expires?

In Game 5 of the first-round playoff series between the Memphis Grizzlies and the Los Angeles Clippers, Tony Allen's layup attempt stopped on the back of the rim: ...
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What is the motivation behind short-sleeve jerseys in the NBA?

The Golden State Warriors introduced a basketball jersey with short-sleeves during the 2012-2013 NBA Season. Traditionally, basketball jerseys have been without sleeves. What is the motivation ...
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Why do NBA teams wear spanish jerseys?

Several times, I have seen several NBA teams wear jerseys that say, "Los Lakers," "El Heat," and "Los Spurs" for example. What is the motivation behind why NBA teams wear spanish jerseys?
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The NBA's New Flopping Rule — Any Official Records? [closed]

Most NBA fans are aware of the new flopping rule that was imposed this season. You can find details about it here. The basic idea is that whenever the NBA determines that a player has flopped, he gets ...
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Salary Cap and Bird's Rights

Let's say a team that is over the luxury tax trades away a player for whom they had Bird's Rights. They receive a player on a 1-year contract worth $7 million. This new player did not have Bird's ...
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What are the differences between the Power Forward and Center positions?

What are the differences between the Power Forward (PF) and Center (C) positions? Several PF/C players, such as Tim Duncan, have been considered a power forward and/or a center. Based on the ...
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Which teams has won the most titles in the four major American Sports?

Which teams has won the most titles in the four major American Sports (American Football, Basketball, Baseball, Hockey)? I think the Pittsburgh Steelers have the most in the NFL with 6? Who has the ...
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Why was Hasheem Thabeet reinstated after being ejected?

In the November 28 2012 game between the OKC Thunder and the Houston Rockets, Thunder forward Hasheem Thabeet was ejected from the game. Shortly thereafter he was reinstated and returned to the court ...
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“Hand is part of the ball” variant

According to NBA rules, The hand is considered 'part of the ball' when it is in contact with the ball and contact with a players hand when it is in contact with the ball is not a foul. Now I ...
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What do composite basketballs offer over leather basketballs?

What do composite basketballs offer over leather basketballs? I notice the designs are slightly different, and composite basketballs would not have to be broken in and can maintain itself better than ...
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Why do referees raise their arm on three-point field goals?

Why do referees raise their arm on three-point field goals? While watching a highlight video of three-point field goals in the NBA, I noticed the referees raise their arm after the ball leaves the ...
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In the NBA, what is the difference when players shoot foul shots alone vs. around other players?

I've noticed in the NBA that when a player takes a foul shot, they're usually surrounded by other players lined up around the box. But sometimes when a player is shooting a foul shot, they're ...
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Is there NBA player who won triple MVP in one season?

Is there NBA player who won the all 3 NBA MVP awards? this includes Regular Season MVP, Finals MVP and All-Star MVP award in the same season?
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NBA MVP/Finals MVP and Champion

So LeBron just won the title, the NBA MVP and NBA Finals MVP. Who else has done that? I know that generally the NBA Finals MVP belongs to the team that won the title, but I believe there was an ...
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Why has Steve Nash moved to the LA Lakers in sign-and-trade deal?

Congratulations to Steve Nash on his move to Lakers via a sign and trade! His contract with the Suns has expired so I don't understand why he moved in a sign-and-trade deal. Why resign and move in ...
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Differences between NBA and European/FIBA/Olympic basketball rules

I recall about zone defense and travelling being major differences but I'm sure there are more small differences.
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Do basketball players tend to improve at shooting free-throws over the course of their career?

Today on Khan Academy there was a probability tutorial on how to figure out the likelihood of a given player making 10 consecutive free-throws. Apparently Lebron's career FT% is right around 75%. A ...
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Is taking a step before dribbling the ball a travel?

I've recently started playing basketball and was wondering about some of the comments made about this (pretty cool) NBA commercial featuring LeBron James. It looks like he takes 1 step after receiving ...
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What players have the highest vertical reach [closed]

What players currently playing in the NBA (2011-12) have the highest measured vertical reach? And what players historically have had the highest vertical reach? I find lots of rumours on the net, ...
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When did the NBA establish the first collective bargaining agreement ? What were the reasons leading up to this?

Always been curious of when the first CBA came about.
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What is an NBA Rodeo Road Trip?

Recently I have heard sports broadcasters referring to the San Antonio Spurs as being on a "Nine Game Rodeo Road Trip", but I'm not sure what that term means or where it came from. The Spurs are on a ...