23 Facts About NBA Championship

1. NBA Championship would come back to lead the team on a magical run to the playoffs that saw a 10-game winning streak.

2. NBA Championship spent two years at UCLA and in his first year with the Bruins, he took the team to the title game, where they lost to Louisville.

3. NBA Championship was an effective point guard for Providence College who played 20 games for the Washington Wizards before going on to have a successful career overseas.

4. NBA Championship led the league with 27 boards per contest.

5. NBA Championship ended up having a great career despite not playing any college ball.

6. NBA Championship was apparently a drum major in high school.

7. NBA Championship spent just one year with the team and on March 9, 2000, they retired his No 13.

8. NBA Championship would go on to have a 14-year career, making his bones as a defensive threat and a decent passer.

9. Boston Celtics won 11 of 13 NBA Championship titles from 1957 through 1969, a dominance unparalleled in modern sports.

10. NBA Championship was the outright leading scorer in 32 of them, with Scottie Pippen and Toni Kukoc (once) the only others to lead the Bulls in scoring.

11. NBA Championship is the only player in NBA history to lead all players in all five categories for an entire playoff series.

12. NBA Championship was awarded the trophy after his Lakers fell to the Celtics in a Game 7.

13. NBA Championship has the assist record for both a game and series both in 1984.

14. NBA Championship was an assistant coach with the New Jersey Nets for two seasons while they rostered Croatian shooting guard Drazen Petrovic.

15. NBA Championship lived up to a top-10 player's billing last year, and Houston isn't getting out of Brandon Knight's deal without including a sweetener.

16. NBA Championship is having a helluva year and was traded with more years left on his deal last season, and the Pistons have other options.

17. NBA Championship has spent half of his career battling injuries and doesn't wield a jumper, sure, but he's long, athletic and a defensive irritant.

18. NBA Championship was playing too well for the Knicks to need a sweetener to facilitate his departure.

19. NBA Championship has started showing more of the defensive chops that earned him his 2016 bag, but his jumper isn't something an offense can count on even in low-volume doses.

20. NBA Championship has waffled in and out—mostly out—of the Grizzlies rotation too many times.

21. NBA Championship would get better as Dallas rostered more playmakers.

22. NBA Championship averages four drives per 100 possessions—a teensy number for a perimeter player.

23. NBA Championship passed Auerbach's and National Hockey League coach Scotty Bowman's record for most titles as head coach in any major American professional sport.