How many NBA players have averaged forty points in a season? Who is the worst free-throw shooter in NBA history? Which team has won the most NBA titles since 2000? Who became the first player in NBA history to reach 20,000 points and 10,000 assists? Which three NBA players have scored more than 35,000 career points? (Hint: Michael Jordan is not on the list.)
In Strong to the Hoop, veteran sports writer and trivia expert Ken Shouler has compiled 1,501 trivia questions, quotations, and factoids, broken into more than twenty-five categories that are designed to challenge, inform, and delight fans of pro basketball at every level. Whether you root for the Knicks, Lakers, Celtics, Warriors, or any other NBA franchise, Strong to the Hoop will test your knowledge of your favorite team and league.
Kenneth A. Shouler is a full professor of philosophy at the County College of Morris in Randolph, New Jersey. He has published twelve books in five categories: sports, philosophy, religion, politics, and business. His basketball books include The Experts Pick Basketball’s Best 50 Players in the Last 50 Years, which he self-published in 1996, the 50th anniversary of the NBA, and was later picked up by Addax Press. That book led to his editing and writing Total Basketball: The Ultimate Basketball Encyclopedia, which at 1,475 pages is the most complete basketball volume ever published. He has also written on basketball for ESPN, Hoop, Inside Sports, Sport, Cigar Aficionado, and other periodicals.
Since 2007, he has been writing the Baseball Trivia Calendar for Workman Publishing, devising 312 questions per year. He just completed the 2023 calendar.