'the lizard basked in the sunlight'
Born Lew Alcindor, led UCLA to 3 NCAA titles (1967-69), Player of the year twice, led Milwaukee (1) and L.A.Lakers (5) to 6 NBA titles, retired in 1989 after 20 years as all-time leader in over 20 categories
5 MVP awards, 10 All-NBA First Team designations, 9 All-Defensive First Team honors, 14 NBA All-Star Game appearances, 3 All-Star MVP, 10 scoring titles, 6 NBA Finals MVP awards, and the 1988 NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award.
Or slam dunk if you want to be dramatic.
5 Time NBA Champion, 3 Time NBA MVP, 12 Time NBA All-Star
A toss-up where 2 opposing players compete for the ball to restart play.
A shooting guard, he initially achieved success playing professional basketball in Europe in the 1980s. Joined the Portland Trail Blazers in 1989.
The jump ball that starts a game.
4 time NBA Champion, 2000 NBA MVP, 1992 NBA Rookie of the Year.
Six Time NBA Champion, Six Time NBA MVB, 1970 NBA Rookie of the Year
NBA MVP 1981, 11 Times NBA All Star, NBA Champion 1983
12-time All-Star, 11-time member of the All-NBA Team, and one-time winner of the MVP award in 14 professional seasons. He is the only player in NBA history to average a triple-double for an entire season.
American; most successful coach accruing 1,096 career wins the most in NCAA basketball history
Spain took Silver, Serbia Bronze.
American. Was instrumental in popularizing the NBA (National Basketball Association) around the world in the 1980s and 1990s. Signed a minor league baseball contract with the Chicago White Sox on March 31, 1994 during a "retirment period".
D.2020 LA Lakers, one of the all-time greats of US basketball. Died in a helicopter crash.
American basketball player in both the American and National Basketball Associations (NBA) Most Valuable Player three times
3 time NBA Champions (Boston Celtics 1981, 1984 & 1986) 3 time NBA MVP, 1980 Rookie of the Year
Played the role of a medieval monk in the adaptation of Umberto Ecoâ€™s novel of the same name. A young Christian Slater played Conneryâ€™s sidekick Adso of Melk.
2 Time NGA Champion, 1994 NBA MVP, 2 time NBA Defensive Player of the Year.
1947; #1 on the Billboard chart; Oscar winner
A foul where a player takes too many steps without dribbling.
Earned for his dazzling playing and irrepressible pranks on the court.
2 Time NBA Champion (76ers & Lakers), 4 Time NBA MVP, 1960 Rookie of the Year
Single season scoring record; 1936-1999
He is the all time leader in rebound rate and generally regarded as one the greatest re bounders of all-time, nicknamed The Worm and stands 6ft 7inches
3 time NBA MVP, NBA Championship 1983 (Philadelphia 76ers). Member of the Basketball Hall of Fame.
"The Hound of the Baskervilles", 1902
A shot taken after a run up to the basket.
Serbia took the Silver, Spain the Bronze.
All-time leading NBA scorer, born 1947