1. Top Earner: Kobe Bryant, $25,2 million. Nobody makes more money this season (2011/2012). Till 2013 his salary will rise up to $30,5 million. Money can’t buy you love: Kobe Bryant’s wife, Vanessa Bryant has recently filed for divorce.
2. Top Scorer: Kevin Durant, 27,7 PPG in 2010/2011). Durant has already set the record in 2009/2010 as the youngest Top Scorer in NBA history.
3. Shortest player: Earl Boykins, 5ft.5 (165 cm). The 34-year old is the second shortest player in NBA history. Only Muggsy Bogues (5ft.3, 160 cm) was shorter.
4. Most titles: Boston Celtics, 17. Boston is the winner (1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1974, 1976, 1981, 1984, 1986, 2008), but the Lakers (16) can catch up this season.
5. Most spectators: All-Star Game in Dallas, 108.713. 2012 the All-Star Game will take place in Orlando.
6. Youngest MVP: Derrick Rose, age 22, surpassing Wes Unseld (won the award during the 1968-69 NBA season at age 23). Rose joined Michael Jordan as the only player to receive the award in Chicago Bulls history.
7. Oldest player: Kurt Thomas, 39. Thomas is only one day older than Grant Hill.
8. Youngest player: Brandon Knight, age 20. On June 23, 2011 Knight was selected by the Detroit Pistons with the 8th overall pick in the draft.
9. Tallest player: Hasheem Thabeet, 7ft.3 (221 cm). After the retirement of Yao Ming (7ft.6, 229 cm), Thabeet (Houston Rockets) is the longest player in the NBA.
10. Top rebounder: Kevin Love, 15,2 REB per game (2010/2011). The 6ft.10 (208 cm) Minnesota Timberwolves Power Forward (23 years old) won the “Most Improved Player” award last season.