By Daniela Paredez. sport. At Wednesday, December 18th 2019, 15:06:12 PM.
Both collegiate basketball and professional basketball are very popular in the United States. That’s because most of the stars from the college ranks are the ones who get drafted by NBA teams in the annual NBA Draft. This interconnection make basketball among the Top 3 most popular sports in the United States.
Point shaving is when a bookie or better convinces a player or official to help a favored team not make the spread. For example, if a team is favored to win by 10 points, the player or players involved make sure that the team wins by fewer than 10 points. This is accomplished by intentionally missing shots, committing turnovers or fouls, or in the case of a corrupt official making bad calls.
But who got the first triple-double and when was it? That question is hard to answer as in the early days of the NBA and BAA stat keeping was not well kept. Many of the early box scores have gone missing or are incomplete. Add to that the NBA did not keep track of blocks and steals until 1973. The NBA also did not accurately record rebounds until after the 1950 season.