Some fun facts about the youth-oriented weekly magazine show of the NBA
NBA Inside Stuff: About the Show
Since its premiere in 1990, NBA Inside Stuff, the youth-oriented weekly magazine show of the NBA, produced by NBA Entertainment, has been providing basketball fans around the world with an "inside look" at the off-the-court interests and activities of NBA and WNBA players. On Saturday, September 7th (12:30 p.m. ET), the show will move from the NBC Television Network to ABC joining their morning line-up, "ABC Kids”.
Hosted by Executive Producer Ahmad Rashad and co-host Summer Sanders, Inside Stuff is one of the longest running shows of its kind on network television and is continuing as strong as ever. Following are some fun facts and figures of NBA Inside Stuff over the past 12 years…
Where in the World Is Inside Stuff?
NBA Inside Stuff has traveled to all 50 states in the U.S., and has visited 24 different countries, including: China, Japan, Istanbul, Israel, Australia, Puerto Rico, Italy, England, France, Germany, and Spain. The show has even traveled to Alaska!
Inside Stuff segments have been filmed at some of the world's most recognized landmarks including The Eiffel Tower, Arc D'Triomphe and Seine River (Paris), The Great Wall of China, Big Ben Parliament (London), the Museum of Natural History (NYC), the Mormon Tabernacle (Salt Lake City), Golden Gate Bridge (San Francisco), the CN Tower (Toronto), Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame (Cleveland), Centennial Park (Atlanta), The Space Needle (Seattle), the River Walk (San Antonio), Disney World (Orlando), The White House and the Washington Monument (Washington, DC), and more!
Ahmad Rashad and NBA Inside Stuff have visited seven of the world's most famous zoos, including the Detroit Zoo, Indianapolis Zoo, Orlando Zoo, San Diego Zoo, Philadelphia Zoo, Los Angeles Zoo and the Sydney Zoo in Australia.
NBA Inside Stuff hosts and crew members have flown more than 2,547,000 miles over the past 12 years, logging footage on more than 26,000 video tapes and capturing more than 10,000 photo images.
Hollywood Gets the "Inside Scoop" on Inside Stuff ...
More than 400 celebrities have been featured on NBA Inside Stuff, including: Denzel Washington, Will, Smith, Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Murray, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Spike Lee, Hulk Hogan, Cindy Crawford, Adam Sandler, Oprah Winfrey, Jay Leno, Whoopie Goldberg, Mike Meyers, Conan O'Brien, Samuel L. Jackson, Brooke Shields, Jimmy Smits, James Earl Jones, Paul Reiser, Chris Rock, Andy Garcia, Rosie Perez, Taye Diggs, Tom Arnold, Matthew Modine, Jamie Fox and Tom Cavanaugh
The show has also seen the likes of several musicians, including: Bow Wow, *NSYNC, Naughty By Nature, 3LW, and more.
Presidents and Politicos Take Time out for Basketball
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, former President George Bush, former Vice President Al Gore and Basketball Hall of Famer and Senator Bill Bradley are among the politicians who have appeared on NBA Inside Stuff while in office.
Monkey See, Monkey Do ... Inside Stuff Inspires Industry
Inside Stuff was inspiration to several youth-oriented basketball shows which launched overseas over the past years, including: Eddy Time (France), NBA Mania (Japan), NBA Fan Factory (Japan), NBA Total (Spain) and NBA Capsulas (Mexico)
Still Crazy After All These Years ... While on the show, Ahmad has: ... played for the 76ers in a pre-season game (shooting 100%!)
... gone bungee jumping with Karl Malone
... spent the day tossing fish at Seattle's famous "Market"
... been filmed reading a newspaper while standing in the Dead Sea in Israel
... hosted a version of Family Feud with the 76ers
... cut Joe Smith's hair
... danced to salsa music with Felipe Lopez
... spoken Lithuanian with Arvidas Sabonis and Romanian with George Muresan
Did you know? 576 episodes of NBA Inside Stuff have aired on Saturday mornings over the past 12 years.
Ahmad has referred to 1,715 guests on the show as his "Main Man"
Almost 100 NBA and WNBA players have co-hosted Inside Stuff andmore than 70 NBA and WNBA Players have provided lead-ins to the show's signature “Jam Session."
More than 5,600 slam dunks have been highlighted by various players during the shows tenure