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April 18, 1985

On April 18, 1985, Tulane University finally had to admit that it had a problem and decided the only cure was to excise the cancer away. It abolished its 72 year-old basketball program. The reason was that there were charges … Continue reading

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October 13, 1967

On October 13, 1967, the brand, spanking new American Basketball Association played its first game in direct competition with the old, stodgy National Basketball League. Afros and goatees were allowed, even for the white players. To be fair, there were … Continue reading

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August 14, 1936

On this date in Twisted-History.com in 1936 the first basketball competition was held as an event at the Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany. The U.S. defeated Canada, 19-8. Yes, as evident by the score, both teams were made entirely of … Continue reading

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February 23, 1985

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1985, Bob Knight, the Indiana basketball coach threw a chair during a game being played against Purdue University. In other news on this same date, it was noted that a dog bit a man … Continue reading

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July 30th, 2002

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 2002 Lisa Leslie became the first woman to dunk a basketball in a professional basketball game. At that same time, Leonard Kotzik of Durant, Iowa, became the 3,239,354,989th person to dunk a donut into … Continue reading

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