5 NBA Fun Facts For The Day

1.) Ray Allen holds the record for most blocks by an American in a single Olympics. He had 11 in Sydney back in 2000.

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Also, John Stockton led the 1996 United States team in swats.

2.) From 1970-1986, there were no back-to-back NBA champions. From 1987-2002, only the Spurs (1999) did not win back-to-back.

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In case you missed it, the Lakers (87-88), Pistons (89-90), Bulls (91-93), Rockets (94-95), Bulls (96-98), and Lakers (2000-02) all went at least two straight.

3.) Only 4 players drafted in the 90’s will return next season.

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That’s Dirk, Jason Terry, Vince Carter, and Manu Ginobili.

4.) 15 of the 16 last Eastern Conference Finals features either the Pistons or LeBron (or both).

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Detroit made it from 03-08 and LeBron took it from there. The only blip was in 2010 where Orlando and Boston battle it out in the ECF.

5.) Of all the 20 point per game scorers last season (at least 25 games played), T.J. Warren has the highest points per touch at .443.

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The second-highest is Klay Thompson at .426 and the worst? Blake Griffin at .246 points per touch.

H/T: NBA Reddit

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