2000. Before the Mavericks, the first basketball team in Texas was the Dallas Chaparrals.
Jamal Mashburn. Jamal Mashburn, who led NBA rookies in scoring average in 1993-94, earned a selection to the 1994 NBA All-Rookie First Team.
Graphic Design. Chris Bosh studied graphic design & computer imaging while at Georgia Tech.
19. Chris Bosh's parents are Noel and Freida Bosh.
Mike Conley, Jr.. Both Mike Conley, Jr. and Greg Oden were represented by Conley's father, an NBA-certified agent.
56 Points. In 2004-05, LeBron James averaged 27.2 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 7.2 assists per game.
Syracuse University. In 1979, Syracuse University was a founding member of the Big East Conference.
Wilt Chamberlain. Two-time NBA Champion Wilt Chamberlain had achieved a career high 50.4 PPG in 1962.
Real Estate. NBA great Hakeem Olajuwon now lives in Jordan where he pursues Islamic studies.
Tree Rollins. Wayne "Tree" Rollins was a star college basketball player for Clemson.
LeBron James. LeBron James played 4 season for the Miami Heat.
31. In July 2015, Damien Lillard signed a 5-year, $120 million contract extension with the Trail Blazers.
Amar'e Stoudemire. Amar'e Stoudemire won the NBA Rookie of the Year Award in 2003.
Georgetown. Michael Jordan earned a basketball scholarship to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Rasheed Wallace. In Rasheed Wallace's rookie season, his son was kidnapped by the biological mother and not returned until the following next year.
Bethune-Cookman College. Vince Carter was born at Halifax Hospital in Daytona Beach, FL.
Marilyn Monroe. Patrick Ewing was born on the same day Marilyn Monroe died which was August 5, 1962.
Pau Gasol. Pau Gasol was picked third in the 2001 NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks.
Harold Minor. Harold Minor attended Inglewood High School, University of Southern California, and was drafted by the Miami Heat in 1992.
Houston Rockets. Patrick Patterson made his first NBA start in March of 2011 after an injury to Luis Scola.