Answer: Michael Jordan
Another financial reason Michael Jordan has stood out amongst his peers is his ability to control the use of his likeness. In 2015, Jordan was awarded an amount of $8.9 million after he filed a lawsuit against an American grocery-store chain for using his name in a steak advertisement without seeking his permission to do so.
Answer: Minneapolis Lakers
The reason the Harlem Globetrotters are said to have become a comedy act is because they were so dominant in basketball, being on a 102-game winning streak when matching up against the Minneapolis Lakers in 1948, that they eventually started goofing off just for fun. The Globetrotters' two-point victory helped in solidifying the fact that African-Americans, who were not allowed in the NBA at the time, were viable professional basketball athletes.
Answer: Kawhi Leonard
Kawhi Leonard, who played for San Antonio Spurs, was crowned the 2014 NBA Finals MVP. He led The Spurs to a resounding victory over the Miami Heat in the 2014 finals. However, Leonard would later leave the Spurs' organization unceremoniously in 2018.
Answer: Andrew Bynum
Andrew Bynum, then a member of the Los Angeles Lakers, played his first NBA game just six days after celebrating his 18th birthday.
Answer: Jimmy Butler
Jimmy Butler made a cameo appearance, as himself, in this highly-entertaining film about an out-of-control corporate Christmas party.
Answer: Ralph Sampson
Hall of Famer Ralph Sampson was picked first overall by the Houston Rockets during the 1983 NBA draft. He had a ton of potential and an amazing start to his NBA career, winning many prestigious awards and accolades. However, his latter professional years were unfortunately stunted by injuries.
Answer: Chicago Bulls
In 2016 Wade signed with his hometown Chicago Bulls for a whopping $47 million over two years since he felt the Heat lowballed him by offering $40 million for the same duration of time.
Answer: Rick Barry
In addition to Rick Barry's three sons (Brent, John and Drew), who went on to play in the standard NBA, he also has a fourth (Canyon) who signed with a team in the NBA G League in 2018.
Answer: Gilbert Arenas
Though Gilbert "Agent Zero" Arenas may never make the Hall of Fame, during the height of his career, he was absolutely impossible to defend.
Answer: John Amaechi
Though Jason Collins later gained popularity for being the first active gay NBA player, John Amaechi, who played in the NBA from 1995 to 2003, came out in 2007, a whole six years before Collins did.
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