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Boston Celtics MVP Award Winners

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Name all of the Boston Celtics players who have won the NBA’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) award?

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The NBA’s MVP award was first awarded in 1956. Since then 4 Celtics players have won the MVP award 10 times. They are:

  • 1957 – Bob Cousy
  • 1958 – Bill Russell
  • 1961 – Bill Russell
  • 1962 – Bill Russell
  • 1963 – Bill Russell
  • 1965 – Bill Russell
  • 1973 – Dave Cowens
  • 1984 – Larry Bird
  • 1985 – Larry Bird
  • 1986 – Larry Bird

Youngest NBA Franchise

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As of October, 2017, what is the youngest NBA franchise?

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The Charlotte Bobcats, who joined the NBA in 2004, are the youngest NBA team. They are followed by the Toronto Raptors (1995) and the Memphis Grizzlies (1995).

NBA Summer League Inaugural Season

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When was the NBA Summer League’s inaugural season?

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The current NBA  summer league consists of three separate leagues:

  • The Orlando Pro Summer League, whose inaugural season was 2001;
  • The Las Vegas Summer League, whose inaugural season was 2004; and
  • The Utah Jazz Summer League, whose inaugural season was 2015

Play for Three Professional Teams in the Same City

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Who is the only professional athlete to play for three teams in the same city?

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Picture of a BaseballGene Conley played 11 years of major league baseball, one with the Boston Braves (1952), and three with the Boston Red Sox (1961-1963). The rest of his baseball career was with the Milwaukee Braves (1954–1958) and the Philadelphia Phillies (1959–1960). Conley was a pitcher who amassed a 91-96 record. He was a four-time all-star (1954, 1955, 1959 (first game), 1959 (second game)) and a member of the 1957 World Series Champion Milwaukee Braves.

Picture of a BasketballConley’s third Boston team was with the Boston Celtics (1952–1953 and 1958–1961). He also played in for the Washington Tapers (ABA: 1961–1962), New York Knicks (NBA: 1962–1964) and the Hartford Capitols (Eastern Professional Basketball League: 1966–1968). While with the Celtics, Conley was a member three Celtics Championship teams (1959–1961).

Number 1 Pick in First NBA Draft

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Who was the first pick in the first NBA draft?

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The first draft by the Basketball Association of America (BAA – the precursor to the NBA) was held in 1947. In that year the Pittsburgh Ironmen drafted Clifton McNeely out of Texas Wesleyan. However, McNeely never played for the Ironman or any other BAA team, opting instead to coach high school basketball in Texas.

The Pittsburgh Ironmen’s only BAA season was the 1946/47 season.

First NBA Sportsmanship Award Winner

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Who was the first recipient of the NBA Sportsmanship Award?

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Joe Dumars of the Detroit Pistons was the first winner of the award in 1996. The Sportsmanship Award, given to the player who most exemplifies the ideals of sportsmanship and on the court ethical behavior, fair play and integrity, has been named the “Joe Dumars Trophy” in honor of its first recipient.

First to Win NBA Championship 3 or More Times in a Row

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What NBA team was the first to win the NBA finals 3 or more years in a row?

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The Minneapolis Lakers (now the LA Lakers) were the first to win 3 or more NBA championships in a row. They did it in 1951/52, 1952/53, and 1953/54. Of course, the kings of winning multiple NBA championships in a row are the Boston Celtics. They won 8 in a row starting with the 1958/59 season and ending with the 1965/66 season.

Boston Celtics First Championship

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When did the Boston Celtics win their first NBA championship?

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The Boston Celtics won their first NBA championship in 1957 defeating the St. Louis Hawks four games to three.

Most Rebounds in an NBA Game

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Who holds the record for the most rebounds in a single NBA game?

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On November 24, 1960 then Philadelphia Warrior Wilt Chamberlain pulled down 55 rebounds in a game against the Boston Celtics to set the NBA record for the most rebounds in a single game.

NBA Highest Average PPG in a Season

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What basketball player holds the NBA record for the highest average points per game in a season?

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Wilt Chamberlain, with the Philadelphia Warriors in 1961/62, averaged 50.4 points per game setting the record for the highest average points per game in an NBA season).