The Basketball Maniac's Almanac
The Absolutely, Positively, and Without Question Greatest Book of Fact, Figures, and Astonishing Lists Ever Compiled
Part reference, part trivia, part brain teaser, and absolutely the most unusual and thorough compendium of basketball stats and facts ever assembled!
Did you know that Wilt Chamberlain and Wes Unseld are the only two players in basketball history to win both the Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player awards in the same season? Or that Mark Jackson had more than 10,000 assists in his career, but is not in the Hall of Fame? How about that Kevin Love has the longest consecutive streak of double-doubles, with 53?
Inspired by The Baseball Maniac’s Almanac—first created by legendary sportswriter Bert Randolph Sugar—The Basketball Maniac’s Almanac includes thousands of fascinating lists, tables, data, and stimulating facts never before compiled in one place! Inside, you’ll find all of the big name basketball heroes like Bill Russell, Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, LeBron James, Rick Barry, Kevin Durant, Jerry West, Ray Allen, Kobe Bryant, and a lot of information that will be new to even the most devoted fans:
- Hall of Famers drafted #1 overall
- Points leaders by state of birth
- Most blocked shots by players under six-feet tall
- Career leaders in four-points plays
- Oldest player selected to an All-Star Game
- Players with career Quadruple-Doubles
- Former ABA players leading the NBA in 3-pointers
- Most career technical fouls
- Fathers and sons both drafted in the first round
- Coaches winning Coach of the Year award and championship in the same season
- And so much more!