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NBA Trivia Questions & Answers Quiz

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Introduction

Are u a NBA fan then go ahead to educate yourself about NBA facts and play the ultimate NBA trivia questions & answers. National Basketball Association is a men’s professional basketball league in North America; composed of 30 teams. It is widely considered to be the premier men’s professional basketball league in the world. In 1949, after a damaging three-year battle to win both players and fans, the rival Basketball Association of America (BAA) and National Basketball League (NBL) merge to form the National Basketball Association (NBA). The BAA incorporated in 1946, challenging the hegemony of the nine-year-old NBL.

Interesting NBA Trivia Facts

  • NBA is now more than 71 years old.
  • Believe it or not, the Raptors and then-Vancouver Grizzlies weren’t the first NBA teams to tip off north of the border. That honor belongs to the Toronto Huskies, one of the first teams in the league.
  • At 5’3″, Muggsy Bogues is the smallest player to ever play in the NBA.
  • Pau Gasol went to medical school
  • Kobe Bryant’s middle name is bean
  • Rasheed Wallace had his ring made to fit the middle finger
  • Kobe Bryant, met ex-wife Vanessa on the set of a video by Tha Eastsidaz while taking a break from recording an album of his own.
  • Vince Carter was apparently a drum major in high school.
  • John Stockton doesn’t hold the record for most assists in a game.
  • The Celtics lost the finals only once with Bill Russell 

NBA Trivia Questions & Answers

Q. Who is the only basketball coach to win an NBA and NCAA championship during his career? 

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Larry Brown

Q. Which player broke the NBA’s color barrier in 1950?

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Earl Lloyd.

Q. Kareem Abdul Jabbar is the NBA’s all-time leading scorer with how many points?

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 38,387

Q. Which NBA player was in training to become a member of the 1992 Men’s Olympic Swim Team?

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Tim Duncan.

Q. During the 1987-1988 NBA season, the leagues shortest (Muggsy Bogues) and tallest (Manute Bol) players both played on the same team. Which team did they play for?

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Washington Bullets.

Q. This feat has never happened in an NBA game, but it has happened in a girls’ high school basketball game.

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Quintuple double.

Q. Which Olympic track and field star was once drafted by the Chicago Bulls?

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Carl Lewis

Q. How many three-point shots did Shaquille O’Neal make in his career?

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One.

Q. Bob Lanier was drafted from his hospital bed in 1970 by which team?

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Detroit Pistons.

Q. The Utah Jazz originally played out of New Orleans. The name for the team was decided by contest letting the public choose the name. Which other names were in contention before the franchise chose Jazz?

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Cajuns.

Q. How many three-peat did the Chicago Bulls have in the 1990s under Coach Phil Jackson?

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Two.

Q. The Denver Nuggets changed the team’s name in 1974. What was the name before the team became the Nuggets?

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Denver Rockets.

Q. Rhode Island isn’t known for its sports teams, but it was once home to a professional basketball team. What was the team’s name?

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Providence Streamrollers.

Q. What is Kobe Bryant’s middle name?

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Bean

Q. Wilt Chamberlain had his number retired by the Golden State Warriors, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Los Angeles Lakers, but he also had his number retired by one other team. Which was team was it?

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Harlem Globetrotters.

Q. Which NBA player once claimed to have killed a lion?

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Minute Bol

Q. Superstitions run rampant in sports, and there may be no NBA player more superstitious than Michael Jordan. What did he insist on wearing under his uniform during all of his games?

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His North Carolina Tar Heels basketball shorts.

Q. How many times was Charles Barkley cut from his high school team?

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Two

Q. What percentage of NBA players are financially broke within five years of retirement?

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60 percent

Q. Which other NBA great did Bill Russell have an ongoing rivalry with?

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Wilt Chamberlain.

Q. Which two teams were involved in the fight dubbed ”Malice at the Palace” in 2004?

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Pacers and Pistons

Q. Bill Fitch was the first NBA coach to achieve which not-so-great distinction?

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The first coach to lose 1000 games.

Q. John Stockton holds the record for playing the most games with one team. How many games did he play with the Utah Jazz over the course of his career?

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1,504

Q. Michael Williams holds the record for the most consecutive successful free throw attempts. How many did he make before finally missing one?

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97

Q. Who is the only player in the NBA with 2,000 steals and 2,000 blocks?

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Hakeem Olajuwon

Q. When Kobe Bryant was ready to go into the NBA, he was only 17. Because of his age, what did he have to do differently regarding contracts?

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Had his contract co-signed by his parents every time.

Q. The NBA is known for its towering players. How tall was the tallest man to ever play in the NBA? (Hint: it’s a tie between two players who were this height).

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7 feet 7 inches.

Q. What player scored the most points in one game?

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Wilt Chamberlain

Q. What is Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s birth name?

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Lew Alcindor

Q. What team drafted Kobe Bryant?

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Charlotte Homets     

Q. What player won the most regular season MVP’s?

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Lew Alcindor/Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (6)

Q. What player has the most blocked shots in one season?

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Mark Eaton

Q. What year was the first time an NBA finals went to 7 games?

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1950-1951

Q. Who has the most career points in the playoffs?

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Micheal Jordan

Q. What player has the most career personal fouls?

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Kareem Abdul Sattar

Q. What player attempted the most 3 pointers in his career, without ever making one?

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Micheal Cage.

Q. Shaquille O’Neal has the largest feet in NBA history (probably). What size shoes does he wear?

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24-EEE

Q. Which team drafted a female high school basketball player in a voided selection?

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San Francisco Warriors

Q. How long was Rajon Rondo’s streak of games with double-digit assists?

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37

Q. Which of the following players is NOT the son of a former NBA star?

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Tim Duncan

Q. Michael Jordan was not permitted by the league to wear Air Jordans on the court, but he wore them anyway. He was fined for every game he wore them, but Nike agreed to pay the fines. How much was the per-game fine?

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$5,000

Q. If you are a man who is over 7 feet tall, you stand a pretty good shot at getting into the NBA. What percentage of men measuring over 7 feet get into the league, on average?

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17 percent

Q. The NBA tends to treat its cheerleaders a little better than the NFL. How much is the average salary for an NBA cheerleader?

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56, 000 dollars

Q. Ron Artest applied for a part-time job during his rookie season in the NBA, thinking he could make a little extra cash. Where did he apply for a job?

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Circuit City.

Q. What language does Amar’e Stoudemire speak on the court so no one can understand him?

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Hebrew.

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