Basketball has come to be loved by fans all over the world. NBA has without a doubt come to be recognized as the highest peak of basketball excellence. Here at TriviaQN we love the NBA and have collected a myriad of it's noteworthy and maybe not so noteworthy history trivia. We are delighted to present you with our fun and challenging trivia questions about it.
Answer: Kevin Johnson
Though as a player Kevin Johnson is mostly-associated with Phoenix, Arizona, his actual hometown is Sacramento, California. And he served the latter as its Mayor from 2008 to 2016.
Answer: Detroit Pistons
The "Malice at the Palace", perhaps the most-disturbing event in the history of the NBA, involved members of the visiting Indiana Pacers brawling in the stands with fans of Detroit Pistons, who formerly played at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Michigan.
Answer: Detroit Pistons
The Detroit Pistons, led by point guard Chauncey Billups, upset the star-studded Los Angeles Lakers to win the NBA Championship in 2004.
Answer: Sam Perkins
Sam "Big Smooth" Perkins, who played in the NBA from 1984 to 2001, was perhaps the first center who had a legitimate three-point shot.
Though its rival and later partner the ABA had been using the three-point shot since 1969, the NBA didn't adopt this feature until 1979, three years after it merged with the ABA.
Answer: Michael Jordan
Another financial reason Michael Jordan has stood out amongst his peers is his ability to control the use of his likeness. In 2015, Jordan was awarded an amount of $8.9 million after he filed a lawsuit against an American grocery-store chain for using his name in a steak advertisement without seeking his permission to do so.
Answer: Houston Rockets
Scottie Pippen was traded to the Houston Rockets in 1999 for the relatively-obscure player Roy Rogers and a worthless second-round pick, but by that time the Bulls had firmly decided that the highly-successful Jordan years, which Pippen helped define, were over.
Answer: Cedric Maxwell
Despite being featured on a team with three future Hall of Famers, the relatively-obscure Cedric Maxwell was most credited with leading the team to victory during the 1981 NBA Finals.
Answer: Klay Thompson
In March of 2015, Klay Thompson experienced a quarter in which he was perfect from the field, including hitting 9 three-pointers, en route to a record-setting 37-point quarter.
Answer: David Robinson
Hall of Famer David Robinson was nicknamed "the Admiral" due to serving as an officer in the United States Navy prior to entering the NBA.