The NBA has fined J.R. Smith $50,000 for untying shoelaces in two consecutive games. While the punishment might appear harsh, this is just one of many NBA Prankz that have occurred throughout the years. Here now is a list of some of the best Prankz in NBA history.
1946-1950: The NBA hilariously only let white people play basketball in one epic prank! It was such a huge prank that it marginalized everyone who wasn’t white and allowed George Mikan to be the face of league averaging around 22 points a game! Hilarious!
March 2, 1962: Wilt Chamberlain scores 100 points in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The prank isn’t that he scored exactly 100 points, or that an NBA game somehow happened in Hershey, Pennsylvania. It was after the game when Wilt sold Tommy “Mudd” Hall’s car for 12,000 chocolate bars.
1973: Walt Frazier tells newcomer Earl “The Pearl” Monroe there is party on a golf course. Turns out there is no party, just sprinklers. Monroe’s clothes get soaked. Pranked!
1980: The NBA adds something called “the 3 point line” where points are supposedly worth three! Lord Prank Us All!
1993-1995: Michael Jordan plays baseball as a HUGE Prank that is a 2 year buildup/promotion for a movie with cartoons! That’s Prankz Folks!
1998: Milwaukee Prankz the rights to Dirk Nowitzki for the rights to Robert “Tractor” Traylor. Un Prankziefezen!
2001: Michael Jordan plays for the Washington Wizards for some ridiculous reason. I want to Prank like Mike!
2001-2003: Reuben Patterson pranks everyone by registering as a sex offender and Zach Randolph hides out at Dale Davis’ house out of fear that Patterson is going to shoot him. A week later Randolph sucker punched Patterson and dislocated Patterson’s eye socket. Damon Stoudemire then tried to smuggle 1.5 ounces of weed through airport security. Then Shawn Kemp had to leave mid season to enter rehab for cocaine and alcohol abuse. More like The Portland “Prankblazers” (these are real facts).
2007: A hilarious prankster named Tim Donaghy bets on games he is officiating and influences games so he can make money. The NBA even had him officiating Finals games! Oooo I wanna Prank with somebody!!!!
2013-2014: Derrick Rose, Kobe, Westbrook, and Chris Paul all get hurt and the Knicks and Nets are terrible and most teams are tanking because it’s worth alienating your fan base for a shot at one of three 19-year-olds. There are two competent teams in the East and the Heat will just have one difficult playoff series before the finals.
The NBA: I Prank THIS GAME!