Before moving to Los Angeles in 1960, the Lakers were based in Minneapolis.
Lakers guard Kobe Bryant scored 81 points against the Toronto Raptors in 2006.
Craig Ehlo was guarding Jordan when he made "the shot," as basketball fans call it.
The NBA has tested out shorter times, like a 44-minute game.
Oscar Robertson of the Cincinnati Royals averaged a triple-double in the 1961-62 season.
The NBA's 24-second shot clock debuted in 1954.
Steph Curry's father, Dell Curry, also played in the NBA.
In 1997, Phoenix Suns center Horacio Llamas became the first Mexican-born player in the NBA.
The Boston Celtics have won 17 NBA titles, the most of any team.
Alan Siegel, who designed the logo in 1969, says it's based on a photograph of Jerry West.
Monta Ellis was drafted by the Golden State Warriors as soon as he graduated from high school in 2005.
The New Orleans Pelicans, formerly known as the Hornets, changed their name in 2013.
The NBA started using the 3-point shot in the 1979-80 season.
In an inbounds play in the last two minutes, the offensive team can move the ball to midcourt or take it at the spot.
Backboard-shattering dunker Darryl Dawkins was known as Chocolate Thunder.
Former NBA player Stephon Marbury endorsed Starbury, a signature line of inexpensive sneakers.
An NBA team must get the ball across midcourt in eight seconds or less.
League officials in Secaucus, New Jersey can overturn some calls after reviewing the instant-replay video.
NBA teams make almost 40 percent of their corner 3-pointers, one of the best risk-reward shots.
The three-second count starts when it is evident the offensive team controls frontcourt.
LeBron James recently became the youngest player, at 30, to score 25,000 points.
Spalding has been the official game ball of the NBA since 1983.
The average NBA player is more than 9 inches (23 centimeters) taller than the average American man.
The Detroit Pistons beat the Denver Nuggets 186 to 184 in 1983.
The NBA allows 130 seconds before any five-minute overtime period.
Milwaukee's Zaza Pachulia set a record in a 2015 game with 18 offensive rebounds.
Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks was the first foreign-born player to become MVP in 2007.
Instant replay can be used to verify whether a buzzer beater left the shooter's hand before the game clock expired.
The skyhook is Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's signature shot. Shaquille O'Neal said it's "one of the most effective shots" in the history of basketball.
Muggsy Bogues was only 5 feet 3 inches (1.6 meters) tall, but he was drafted by the Washington Bullets in 1987.