NBA All-Star Weekend Skills Challenge
The NBA Skills Challenge, is a National Basketball Association contest held on the Saturday before the annual All-Star Game as part of the All-Star Weekend. First held in 2003, it is a competition to test ball-handling and shooting ability. In the current version of the contest, two participants race against each other on identical courses by first dribbling between five obstacles while running down the court. Next, the player must throw a pass into an upright hoop; the players must dribble back the full length of the court for a lay up. Shortly after, the players must dribble back down the court and hit a three pointer from the top of the basketball key; the match ends. The champion is decided via a single elimination tournament format, with a guard and a frontcourt player guaranteed to face off in the final round; the current champion is Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics. A The time is the all-time event record. B Jameer Nelson was replaced by Mo Williams. C Derrick Rose was replaced by Russell Westbrook.
D Stephen Curry was replaced by Rajon Rondo. E For the 2013–14 season, the NBA All-Star Weekend Skills Challenge was revamped to have 4 teams of two players compete to a two-round time relay-style course. F John Wall was replaced by Patrick Beverley due to resting purposes. G Michael Carter-Williams was replaced with his teammate Robert Covington due to injuries. Covington would be replaced by Elfrid Payton due to resting purposes. H Jimmy Butler was replaced by Dennis Schröder due to a shoulder injury. I Starting with the 2014–15 season, the NBA All-Star Weekend Skills Challenge was revamped to a best of 8 tournament where after 8 players competed in the first round, only 4 would go to the semi-final round and 2 would participate in the championship round. J Defending champion Patrick Beverley would be replaced by rookie Emmanuel Mudiay due to an ankle injury. K Joel Embiid was replaced by Nikola Jokić due to a knee injury. L Kristaps Porziņģis was replaced by Andre Drummond due to a torn ACL injury.
M Donovan Mitchell was replaced by Buddy Hield after Mitchell replaced Aaron Gordon for the Slam Dunk Contest. Starting with the 2015 edition of the Skills Challenge, a tournament format was adopted. 20152016201720182019 "Davis, Cousins give Taco Bell Skills Challenge new look". NBA.com. 4 February 2016. Retrieved 13 February 2016. 2010 Skills Challenge 2009 Skills Challenge 2008 Skills Challenge 2007 Skills Challenge 2006 Skills Challenge 2005 Skills Challenge 2004 Skills Challenge
Hot Rod Hundley
Rodney Clark "Hot Rod" Hundley was an American professional basketball player and television broadcaster. Hundley was the No. 1 pick of the 1957 NBA draft by the Cincinnati Royals out of West Virginia University. In 2003, Hundley received the Curt Gowdy Media Award from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Hundley's life revolved around the game of basketball, his love and talent for the game led him to achieve honors in high school and most notably during his college years. At West Virginia University, Hundley played to packed crowds at the Old Field House, his dribbling antics and daredevil maneuvers on the floor led to his popular nickname, "Hot Rod". He became known as a broadcaster for the Utah Jazz. Hundley was raised by various families in West Virginia. In high school, Hundley lived alone. A native of Charleston, West Virginia, Hundley showed evident talent for the game during his youth. At Charleston High School in West Virginia he averaged 30 points per game, breaking the state's four-year scoring record in just three years.
He was offered many scholarships to universities. Hundley played for WVU from 1954 to 1957; the Mountaineers made their first NCAA appearance and three total appearances between 1955 and 1957. During his junior year, Hundley averaged 13.1 rebounds per game. He scored more than 40 points in a game six times, which led to the Mountaineers scoring over 100 points in nine games; the Mountaineers were ranked No. 20 in the nation in 1955 and No. 4 in 1956. Hundley holds a varsity school record with 54 points in a single game against Furman and holds a freshmen team record of 62 points against Ohio; as a sophomore in 1955, Hundley averaged 23.7 points per game and 8.1 rebounds in 30 games, 27 of which he started. Hundley scored 24 points against Wake Forest followed up with 30 against Alabama, he scored another 47 points against Wake Forest two games later. He followed up with 24 points against Cornell 38 points against NYU. Two games he scored 35 points and grabbed 10 rebounds against Carnegie Tech, he followed up three games with 30 points against VMI.
He had 17 points against Virginia Tech and 25 points with 11 rebounds against Pittsburgh in the Backyard Brawl. He had 35 points in a loss to Duke, he had 21 against Penn State, 28 against Washington & Lee, 23 against William & Mary, 35 points with 13 rebounds against Pitt. He followed the five-game stretch with 39 points and 10 rebounds against George Washington 25 points and 7 rebounds against Rutgers, he had 27 points and 9 rebounds against VMI, 27 points and 12 rebounds against Washington & Lee, 30 points and 12 rebounds against George Washington. In the Southern Conference tournament, Hundley had the opportunity to set the tournament scoring record with two free throws in the final seconds of a game against George Washington with the Mountaineers having the game won. However, Hundley shot a behind-the-back shot that both resulted in air balls; as a junior in 1956, Hundley set 13.1 rebounds per game. Hundley's first six games of the season had scores of 34 points, 20 points, 27 points, 40 points, 20 points, 21 points.
He had games of 23 points and 29 points against Columbia and Washington & Lee. He followed up with 17 points & 9 rebounds against Villanova, 25 points & 10 rebounds against La Salle a career-game of 24 points, 26 rebounds & 9 assists against VMI, he had 28 points against Carnegie Tech and 29 points, 5 rebounds & 4 assists against Penn State. He followed it up with 29 points against Pittsburgh in the Backyard Brawl, 35 points & 6 rebounds against Furman, 28 points against VMI, 25 points & 24 rebounds against Richmond, he followed up with 25 points against Penn State and 28 points, 13 rebounds & 7 assists against Virginia Tech. He continued with 38 points against William & Mary, 40 points & 13 rebounds against St. John's, 31 points & 13 rebounds against William & Mary, 40 points & 7 rebounds against Pitt, he had a season-high 42 points & 9 rebounds against Furman 26 points against Richmond. In his final collegiate season, in 1957, Hundley averaged 10.5 rebounds per game. He began his senior season with 23 points and 9 rebounds in the first game, 25 points and 13 rebounds in the second game, 28 points and 12 rebounds in the third game of the season.
In the next contest against Penn State, Hundley totaled 16 rebounds. He had 25 points and 10 rebounds in the 83-82 upset over the Duke Blue Devils, he had consecutive games of 24 points, the first with 9 rebounds and the second with 12. In the January 5 game against Furman, Hundley scored a career-high 54 points and grabbed 18 rebounds in the victory, a school record for points in a game, he followed the game up with a game of 32 points and the following game with 34 points and 15 rebounds against Villanova. He had three games of 21 points, 19 points and 18 points, he had a game of 30 points with 13 points against St. John's followed by a game of 34 points and 10 rebounds against VMI, he had a five-game stretch of 32 points, 28 points, 23 points, 39 points, 27 points and 19 rebounds. Hundley was the fourth player in NCAA history to score more than 2,000 points during his career—and he did it in three years, because freshman could not play varsity basketball, he averaged 24.5 points and 10.6 rebounds per game for three seasons and finished his collegiate career with 2,180 points.
He was a two-time, first team All-American and holds eight school records. He remains the only Mountaineer to be drafted first overall in an NBA draft. Once on a trip back to West Virginia to play in a charity game at the
William Walton Sharman was an American professional basketball player and coach. He is known for his time with the Boston Celtics in the 1950s, partnering with Bob Cousy in what some consider the greatest backcourt duo of all time; as a coach, Sharman won titles in the ABL, ABA, NBA, is credited with introducing the now ubiquitous morning shootaround. He was the first North American sports figure to win a championship as a player and executive, he was a 10-time NBA champion, a 12-time World Champion in basketball overall counting his ABL and ABA titles. Sharman is a two-time Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee, having been being inducted in 1976 as a player, in 2004 as a coach. Only John Wooden, Lenny Wilkens and Tommy Heinsohn share this double honor. Sharman completed high school in the Central California city of California, he served during World War II from 1944 to 1946 in the US Navy, was a graduate of the University of Southern California. He played 1st base on the 1948 USC Trojans' College World Series championship team.
Following his senior year, Sharman was selected as one of the 1950 NCAA Men's Basketball All-Americans. From 1950 to 1955 Sharman played professional baseball in the Brooklyn Dodgers minor league system, he did not appear in a game. He was part of a September 27 game in which the entire Brooklyn bench was cleared from the dugout for arguing with the home plate umpire over a ruling at the plate; this has led to the legend that Sharman holds the distinction of being the only player in baseball history to have been ejected from a major league game without appearing in one. However, although Sharman was among the Dodger bench players that had to go to the clubhouse, none of them were barred from playing in the game. In fact, in the top of the ninth, one of the other dismissed players, Wayne Terwilliger, was used as a pinch-hitter in the game. Sharman was drafted by the Washington Capitols in the 2nd round of the 1950 NBA draft. Following the disbanding of the Capitols, he was selected by the Fort Wayne Pistons in the dispersal draft and was subsequently traded to the Boston Celtics for Chuck Share prior to the 1951–52 season.
Sharman played a total of ten seasons for the Celtics, leading the team in scoring between the 1955–56 and 1958–59 seasons and averaging over 20 points per game during three of them. Sharman was one of the first NBA guards to shoot better than.400 from the field. He led the NBA in free throw percentage a record seven times, his mark of 93.2% in the 1958–59 season remained the NBA record until Ernie DiGregorio topped it in 1976–77. Sharman still holds the record for consecutive free throws in the playoffs with 56. Sharman was named to the All-NBA First Team from 1956 through 1959, was an All-NBA Second Team member in 1953, 1955, 1960. Sharman played in scoring in double figures in seven of them, he was named the 1955 NBA All-Star Game MVP after scoring ten of his fifteen points in the fourth quarter. Sharman still holds the NBA All-Star Game record for field goals attempted in a quarter with 12. Sharman ended his NBA playing career after 11 seasons in 1961. Sharman coached the Cleveland Pipers of the American Basketball League to the league championship in 1962.
He next went on to coach Los Angeles State for two seasons. In 1970–71 he coached the Utah Stars to an ABA title and was a co-recipient of the ABA Coach of the Year honors. After resigning as coach for the Utah Stars, Sharman signed a contract to coach the Los Angeles Lakers. Controversy ensued when the owner of the Utah Stars brought suit against Sharman for breach of contract stemming from his resignation, a tort case against the owner of the Los Angeles Lakers for inducing such breach of contract. Sharman was ordered to pay $250,000 in damages, but appealed the trial court decision and reversed the judgement; the following season, he guided the Wilt Chamberlain and Jerry West-led Los Angeles Lakers to an NBA record 33 game win streak, a then-record 69-13 win-loss mark, the first Lakers championship in Los Angeles and the first for the team in more than a decade. That season, Sharman was named NBA Coach of the Year, he is one of two men to win ABA championships as a coach. Sharman invented, he took the shootaround with him to his first coaching jobs in the ABL, the ABA, the NBA.
After the Lakers won the championship in 1972, every other team in the league added the shootaround to its game-day regimen. Sharman was enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1976 as a player and again in 2004 as a coach, he is one of only four people to be enshrined in both categories, the others being John Wooden, Lenny Wilkens and his former teammate Tom Heinsohn. In 1971, Sharman was named to the NBA 25th Anniversary Team. On October 29, 1996, Sharman was named one of the NBA's 50 Greatest Players; as Lakers General Manager, Sharman built the 1980 and 1982 NBA Championship teams, as Lakers President he oversaw the 1985, 1987 and 1988 NBA Championship teams. Sharman retired from the Lakers front office in 1991 at age 65. Sharman was the author of two books, Sharman on Basketball Shooting and The Wooden-Sharman Method: A Guide to Winning Basketball with John Wooden and Bob Selzer; the gymnasium at Po
NBA All-Star Celebrity Game
The NBA All-Star Celebrity Game is an annual exhibition basketball game held by the National Basketball Association that takes place during the NBA All-Star Weekend and features retired NBA players, WNBA players, actors and athletes from sports other than basketball. The game was first held during the 2002–03 season as part of the NBA All-Star Weekend in Atlanta, Georgia; the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game is played on Friday in the same host city as the NBA All-Star Game. However, the game is not held in the same arena as all the other All-Star Saturday events. Instead, it is held on the NBA Jam Session's practice court; the game is played with the standard NBA rules. Games were played in four quarters of 8 minutes from 2003 to 2011; each team is allowed one timeout per half. From 2003 to 2012, the game clock does not stop while the play is not active except for timeouts, the final two minutes of the halves & overtime, or at the official's discretion. Since 2013, the clock stops during the final two minutes of every quarter except for timeouts, overtime and at the official's discretion.
Overtime periods are two minutes in length with a running clock, each team is allowed one timeout during the overtime period. There are no foul-outs in the game. There was no Most Valuable Player until 2005. From 2005 to 2010, the media members in attendance voted for the MVP. Since 2011, the fans in attendance and TV viewers now vote for the MVP through text messaging and social media; the game did not use the shot clock rule put into place during the 2011-12 season in which the last five seconds of the shot clock were modified to include tenths of a second from 2012 to 2014. In 2018, there is a 4-point decal located 2 feet from the top of the 3-point line which will would active during the second half of the game. To score four points, a player's foot must be touching any part of a decal. Since 2019, the 4-point decal became a 4-point line set a yard behind the 3-point line and the line is in use for the entire game. A player's foot must be behind the 4-point line to score four points; the inaugural NBA All-Star Celebrity Game was played on Friday, February 7, 2003 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia.
Celebrities like Justin Timberlake and Jamie Foxx highlighted this NBA All-Star Celebrity game playing alongside WNBA players, NBA legends, other celebrities. Former NBA players and current Inside the NBA analysts Kenny Smith and Charles Barkley were the opposing coaches. Kenny Smith and the Jets wound up winning in a tight-knit game 46-43; the 2004 McDonald's NBA All-Star Celebrity Game was played on Friday, February 13, 2004 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California. The NBA All-Star Celebrity Game featured celebrities from Paris Hilton to Bill Walton. Although Richard Jefferson of the Lakers led all scorers with 16 points, the Lakers would lose to the Braves 60-52; the 2005 McDonald's NBA All-Star Celebrity Game sponsored by Sprite was played on Friday, February 18, 2005 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado. Rapper Nelly, pop rock singer Ryan Cabrera, rapper/actor Ice Cube, actor Danny Masterson were among some of the celebrities who participated. After playing the first half with the Nuggets, Entertainment Tonight correspondent Kevin Frazier played the second half with Team Denver.
R&B Singer Brian McKnight scored the game winning basket as he threw in an off-balance shot that sailed in while getting the foul call with 9.9 seconds in the fourth quarter, he was named the first MVP of the NBA All-Star Celebrity game. The 2006 McDonald's NBA All-Star Celebrity Game was played on Friday, February 17, 2006 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. Nelly was named MVP with a game-high 14 points and 12 rebounds and hit H-Town's only two three-pointers in a losing effort as the Clutch City Team beat the H-Town Team 37-33; the 2007 McDonald's NBA All-Star Celebrity Game Presented by 2K Sports was played on Friday, February 16, 2007 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Winchester, Nevada. Jamie Foxx was scheduled to play but did not play to perform at a concert that night. Donald Faison started for the East but was traded to the West team in exchange for no one during the second quarter. During the third quarter New Orleans Saints running back and West player Reggie Bush sprained his right ankle and did not play the rest of the game.
However, Access Hollywood correspondent and fellow West teammate Tony Potts scored 14 points and eight rebounds for the West team as he helped the West beat the East 40-21 and was named the game's MVP. During the game, Jazz Bear, the mascot of the Utah Jazz, ESPN reporter Jim Gray, former NBA player Jerome Williams played a few minutes in the game; the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game was played on Friday, February 15, 2008 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. A total of 17 celebrities took part in the game; the game was marked by a surprise appearance by Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrell Owens in the middle of the second quarter, where he joined and played with the New Orleans team. Owens scored 18 points including a dunk, he was named MVP of the game after helping his team win 51-50. ESPN analyst Ric Bucher was the commissioner for the game; the 2009 McDonald's NBA All-Star Celebrity Game was played on Friday, February 13, 2009 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona.
A total of 17 celebrities took part in the game. Basketball Hall of Famers Magic Johnson and Julius Erving, who combined for 23 NBA All-Star appearances, served as coaches for the celebr
Wilton Norman Chamberlain was an American basketball player who played as a center and is considered one of the greatest players in history. He played for the Philadelphia/San Francisco Warriors, the Philadelphia 76ers, the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association, he played for the University of Kansas and for the Harlem Globetrotters before playing in the NBA. Chamberlain stood 7 ft 1 in tall, weighed 250 pounds as a rookie before bulking up to 275 and to over 300 pounds with the Lakers. Chamberlain holds numerous NBA records in scoring and durability categories, he is the only player to score 100 points in a single NBA game or average more than 40 and 50 points in a season. He won seven scoring, eleven rebounding, nine field goal percentage titles and led the league in assists once. Chamberlain is the only player in NBA history to average at least 30 points and 20 rebounds per game in a season, which he accomplished seven times, he is the only player to average at least 30 points and 20 rebounds per game over the entire course of his NBA career.
Although he suffered a long string of losses in the playoffs, Chamberlain had a successful career, winning two NBA championships, earning four regular-season Most Valuable Player awards, the Rookie of the Year award, one NBA Finals MVP award, was selected to 13 All-Star Games and ten All-NBA First and Second teams. He was subsequently enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1978, elected into the NBA's 35th Anniversary Team of 1980, in 1996 he was chosen as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History. Chamberlain was known by several nicknames during his basketball playing career, he hated the ones that called attention to his height, such as "Goliath" and "Wilt the Stilt". A Philadelphia sportswriter coined the nicknames during Chamberlain's high school days, he preferred "The Big Dipper", inspired by his friends who saw him dip his head as he walked through doorways. After his professional basketball career ended, Chamberlain played volleyball in the short-lived International Volleyball Association, was president of that organization, is enshrined in the IVA Hall of Fame for his contributions.
He was a successful businessman, authored several books, appeared in the movie Conan the Destroyer. He was a lifelong bachelor and became notorious for his claim of having had sexual relations with as many as 20,000 women. Chamberlain was born in 1936 in Philadelphia, into a family of nine children, the son of Olivia Ruth Johnson, a domestic worker and homemaker, William Chamberlain, a welder and handyman, he was a frail child, nearly dying of pneumonia in his early years and missing a whole year of school as a result. In his early years Chamberlain was not interested in basketball, because he thought it was "a game for sissies". Instead, he was an avid track and field athlete: as a youth, he high jumped 6 feet, 6 inches, ran the 440 yards in 49.0 seconds and the 880 yards in 1:58.3, put the shot 53 feet, 4 inches, long jumped 22 feet. But according to Chamberlain, "basketball was king in Philadelphia", so he turned to the sport; because Chamberlain was a tall child measuring 6 ft 0 in at age 10 and 6 ft 11 in when he entered Philadelphia's Overbrook High School, he had a natural advantage against his peers.
According to ESPN journalist Hal Bock, Chamberlain was "scary, flat-out frightening... before he came along, most basketball players were mortal-sized men. Chamberlain changed that." It was in this period of his life when his three lifelong nicknames "Wilt the Stilt", "Goliath", his favorite, "The Big Dipper", were born. As the star player for the Overbrook Panthers, Chamberlain averaged 31 points a game during the 1953 high school season and led his team to a 71–62 win over Northeast High School, who had Guy Rodgers, Chamberlain's future NBA teammate, he scored 34 points as Overbrook won the Public League title and gained a berth in the Philadelphia city championship game against the winner of the rival Catholic league, West Catholic. In that game, West Catholic quadruple-teamed Chamberlain the entire game, despite the center's 29 points, the Panthers lost 54–42. In his second Overbrook season, he continued his prolific scoring when he tallied a high school record 71 points against Roxborough.
The Panthers comfortably won the Public League title after again beating Northeast in which Chamberlain scored 40 points, won the city title by defeating South Catholic 74–50. He led Overbrook to a 19 -- 0 season. During summer vacations, he worked as a bellhop in Kutsher's Hotel. Subsequently, owners Milton and Helen Kutsher kept up a lifelong friendship with Wilt, according to their son Mark, "They were his second set of parents." Red Auerbach, the coach of the Boston Celtics, spotted the talented teenager at Kutscher's and had him play 1-on-1 against University of Kansas standout and national champion, B. H. Born, elected the Most Outstanding Player of the 1953 NCAA Finals. Chamberlain won 25–10. In Chamberlain's third and final Overbrook season, he continued his high scoring, logging 74, 78 and 90 points in three consecutive games; the Panthers won the Public League a third time, beating West Philadelphia 78–60, in
Adolph Schayes was an American professional basketball player and coach in the National Basketball Association. A top scorer and rebounder, he was a 12-time All-NBA selection. Schayes won an NBA championship with the Syracuse Nationals in 1955, he was named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History and inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Schayes played his entire career with the Nationals and their successor, the Philadelphia 76ers, from 1948 to 1964. In his 16-year career, he led his team into the playoffs 15 times. After the Nationals moved to Philadelphia, Schayes became player-coach of the newly-minted 76ers, he retired after the 1963-64 season and stayed on as coach for two more seasons, earning NBA Coach of the Year honors in 1966. He coached with the Buffalo Braves. Schayes was born in the Bronx, New York, the son of Tina, a homemaker, Carl Schayes, a truck driver for Consolidated Laundries, his parents were Romanian-Jewish immigrants. He grew up near Jerome Avenue in University Heights, Bronx.
He attended Creston Junior High School 79 and DeWitt Clinton High School in the Bronx, New York, where he played for the basketball team and led it to a borough championship. He played his college basketball at New York University in 1944–48. In 1945, as a 16-year-old freshman, Schayes helped NYU reach the NCAA final. Schayes earned an aeronautical engineering degree, was an All-American in basketball and won the Haggerty Award in his final year, his NYU coach, Howard Cann, said of him: "He was in the gym practicing every spare minute. We had to chase him out." Schayes was drafted by both the New York Knicks in the 1948 BAA draft, by the Tri-Cities Blackhawks in the NBL draft. The Blackhawks traded his rights to the Syracuse Nationals, who offered him a contract worth $7,500, 50% more than the Knicks, influencing his decision to go to Syracuse. Schayes was named the league's Rookie of the Year; the following season, the Nationals moved to the newly formed National Basketball Association as part of the merger between the BAA and NBL.
Although tall for his era at 6' 7", Schayes was known for his deadly, high-arcing, outside set-shot. It arced so high that his teammates referred to it as "Sputnik". Defenders who attempted to deny him the outside shot were confronted by his powerful drive to the basket; these two offensive weapons served him well as the NBA was transitioning into a league of jump-shooters. Early in Schayes' career, he broke his right arm and played an entire season in a cast. Oddly, this injury became a seminal point in his development: he learned to shoot with his off-hand, making him difficult to guard, he was one of the best—and the last—to use a two-handed set-shot with feet planted on the floor, before the game changed to one-handed jump shots. In the 1949–50 season, he was 6th in the league in assists, with 259, he led the NBA in rebounding in 1950 -- 51, with a 16.4-per-game average. He was third in the league in rebounding in 1952–53, with 920. In 1953–54, his 12.3 rebounds per game were fourth-best in the NBA.
In 1954–55, he led his team to the NBA championship. In 1956–57, he led the league in minutes-per-game and free throws, while grabbing 1,008 rebounds and averaging 22.6 points per game. In 1957, he set an NBA consecutive free throw record in a single game with 18. In 1957–58 he again led the league in minutes-per-game, averaged a career-high 24.9 points per game, second in the league, while averaging 14.2 rebounds per game. Schayes led the NBA in free throw percentage three times: in 1958, 1960 and 1962. In 1959, he scored a career-high 50 points in a game against the Celtics. In the NBA, he didn't miss a single game from February 17, 1952 to December 26, 1961, an NBA-record streak of 706 games. In 1960–61, he again led the league in free throws. In 1961, he became the first player in NBA history to amass 30,000 career total PRA, he was the first person in the NBA to surpass 15,000 points. A 12-time NBA All-Star, Schayes was a six-time All-NBA First Team honoree, was selected to the All-NBA Second Team six times.
He came in second in MVP voting in 1958, 5th in both 1956 and 1957. When he retired in 1964, he held the NBA records for games played, foul shots made, personal fouls and was second to Bob Pettit in scoring and third in rebounds. In 1970, he was elected to the NBA 25th Anniversary Team as one of the top 12 retired players. In 1972, he was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, he is a member of the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, the US National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, the National Jewish American Sports Hall of Fame. In 1996, he was selected as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History; the 76ers retired his jersey on March 12, 2016 while the Syracuse Crunch retired it on March 26, 2016. When the Nationals moved to Philadelphia in 1963, Schayes was named player-coach of the Philadelphia 76ers, he stayed on as coach for three more seasons. He was named NBA Coach of the Year in 1966. From 1966 to 1970, he was the supervisor of NBA referees, he was named the first coach of the Buffalo Braves in 1970, but was fired one game into his second season.
Schayes coached the US Maccabiah Games basketball team to an upset win to take the gold medal in the 1977 Mac