Sport Bible, a new online book by the Sport Bible publisher, will be released this week and offer a look at the greatest basketball players in the history of the NBA.
The book, which is based on ESPN’s Basketball Insider, is available now at Sport Bible.
Here are some highlights of the book.
Dale Johnson, the only African-American to have won a national championship for the Chicago Bulls, is an NBA Hall of Famer, but it’s his ability to make shots that truly made him a superstar.
He is the sole player to make more than 2,000 3-pointers in a single season.
He has won four NBA titles with the Bulls, and is one of the league’s all-time leading scorers.
He led the league in scoring in each of the last four seasons.
He was named MVP of the 2010 NBA Finals.
The only player to have averaged more than 23 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists, and three blocks per game over a full season.
He has averaged 25.4 points and 13.4 rebounds per game during the last two seasons.
He played for the Boston Celtics from 1996-2000.
He averaged 24.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.0 blocks per contest during the 1995-96 season.
His career averages were 19.5, 11.5 and 4.5 in the 1994-95 season.
The only other player to average at least 24 points, 11 rebounds, five assists, two blocks and two steals per game in each season.
The third overall pick in the 1997 NBA Draft, he has averaged a career-high 28.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 5.0 steals and 2.0 blocked shots per game.
He was drafted No. 7 overall by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1998 NBA Draft.
He went on to become the first African-born player to win the NBA MVP award, the Most Valuable Player, the Defensive Player of the Year, the Sixth Man of the Century and the Most Improved Player in NBA history.
He earned the nickname “The Big Man” for his physical presence and presence of mind, which helped him to the NBA title game three times in the 1990s and became the first player in NBA Finals history to win a title.
He played in more games than any other player in league history.
He also averaged 23.3 points, 5,6 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 2,0 steals per contest for the Bulls during the 1992-93 season.
Jordan Farmar is an all-star in the NBA, but he hasn’t had a championship ring since winning the 1996 NBA Finals with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
He became the only player in history to score 30 or more points, 30 rebounds, 20 assists and 15 blocks in a season.
Farmar won the 1997 MVP Award for his play, and he was the No. 2 overall pick by the Boston Bruins in the 1999 NBA Draft after the Boston Knicks drafted him in the first round.
He spent his entire career with the Boston franchise, winning two championships.
He won three championships with the Celtics.
He is the only person in NBA History to lead the team in scoring, assists and steals.
He ranks second all- time in points scored, third in steals and fourth in blocks.
He led the team to the 1998 Western Conference Finals.
He had 20.0 and 17.4 boards per game for the Lakers in 1999-2000, and his career averages are 20.7, 16.3 and 8.6.
He joined the New York Knicks in 2001 and averaged 18.7 points, 6.7 rebounds, 4.0 offensive rebounds, and 2 on 1 blocks per night in his rookie season with the team.
He won the franchise’s Rookie of the Month award and led the Knicks to the 2007 NBA Championship.
He went on the court with the Knicks for the first time as a member of the team, and finished his career with 12,821 points and 5,058 rebounds.
He shot 57.8 percent from the field and 38.3 percent from three-point range during his career.
Farm is the fourth player in franchise history to average 20,000 points and 20,500 rebounds, both career highs.
He helped the Knicks win two titles in his first two seasons in the league, including the 2009 NBA Finals when he led the NBA in scoring and was named the Most Outstanding Player.
Farm led the New Jersey Nets to two championships during his tenure in Brooklyn.
He earned the All-Star team three times.
He appeared in all 162 regular season games during his four seasons with the Nets.
He finished his NBA career with 13,093 points and 2 in 10,000 minutes, the fourth-highest single-season point total in league annals.
He finished his nine-year NBA career in the top five in points per game, assists per game and steals per season.