Sports Guru Man is the self created alias of the most accurate sports guru online – Craig Harley. Okay maybe I’m not a real guru but I do like to write blog posts and make documented predictions on sporting events so that’s what this blog will be about. Also, expect a certain level of bias from time to time and the occasional outrageous prediction.
Before further ado, let’s go!
So my last post about sports trivia received a lot of hits and I’m really appreciative of all the visitors and the love. I’m so appreciative, in fact, that I have decided to do another post in the same vein. This will be the last one like this though.
This one will be about basketball facts and these were taken from the answers of a basketball trivia quiz.
So without further ado, here’s the list:
- Kareem Abdul Jabbar scored more than 1000 points in 19 of his 20 seasons. He fell under 1000 in a season for the first time in his final season at age 41 –> Scoring Machine.
- The USA has been dominant in the Olympics for basketball since the sport was added in 1936 when the US team won the first gold medal. Who’s looking forward to Rio in a few weeks though??
- The Knicks have been playing at Madison Square Garden since the building was opened in 1968. That’s almost 50 years!
- Kareem Abdul Jabbar had a different name before he became KAJ. He was Lew Alcindor at UCLA and his first two NBA seasons.
- Wilt Chamberlain is the only player to average 50ppg in a season, or even 40+.He averaged 50.4ppg in the 1961-62 season.
- Wilt holds the 4 highest ppg season averages in NBA history.
- The Golden State Warriors became the first team in NBA history to come back from being down 3-1 in a series and lose a series after being UP 3-1 in the same playoffs.
That’s all I have for now guys. Do you have any? Feel free to comment and let the boy know!
Talk to ya soon!
In honour of this being a sports blog, I decided to list 10 quick sports facts about the various sports I’m interested in and that this blog will be covering. The facts were taken from a sports quiz I did recently (they give the answers at the end) and USA Today Sports.
- WILT Chamberlain didn’t win mvp the year he scored 50.4 points and grabbed 22.9 rebounds per game. Bill Russell won the award that year
- On a qwerty keyboard, “FEDERER” can be typed entirely with the left hand.
- LIECHTENSTEIN has never won any medals at the Summer Olympics. They have competed in 16 different games. Maybe 2016 will be their year.
- Prince Anne, Daughter Of Queen Elizabeth II, did not have to undergo gender verification at the 1976 Olympics due to “royal courtesy.”
- Only 72 players in nba history have attempted more free throws in their careers than the 5,317 Shaquille O’neal MISSED.
- Starting in 1990, Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls didn’t have a three-game losing streak for eight years and rarely lost two in a row/
- In 2010, South Africa became the first and only host country to be eliminated from the World Cup in the first round.
- Warren Moon is the all time leader in fumbles and fumbles recovered.
- Like basketball goals, NFL goal posts are 10 feet high.
- Brazil has finished in the top sixteen at least in every World Cup tournament since its inception.
DO you have any interesting trivia or links to any sports quizzes? Questions? Let me know by email or in the comments.
Almost one month ago, on April 13, 2016, Los Angeles Lakers veteran guard Kobe Bryant launched a record (in the 40 years) 50 field goal attempts in his final game, tallying a total of 60 points.
Throughout his career, Kobe Bryant has been chastised for shooting too much, not deferring to teammates when was was cold etc. However, in his final game, it was okay as the media and fans finally let Kobe be Kobe even though Kobe has always done his own thing regardless.
Right from the get-go, it was a Kobe like game as the Mamba missed his first 5 shots. Most people would chalk that up to having a cold shooting night and dial back the aggression. Not this guy. He shot 45 more times that game, the last 5 of which all scored ironically. Included in these last 5 was the game winning basket which propelled the Purple and Gold from being down most of the game to taking a one point lead which they never relinquished but instead increased to 101-96 at the end of regulation.
All in all, what better way to sum up Bryant’s career thanthe way he played in his final game: a winning and sometimes streaky gunner who hits clutch shots. Kobe, as you ride off into the sunset, on behalf of basketball fans everywhere, I would like to thank you for 20 years of entertainment on the basketball court.