NBA Trivia and Answers

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.

Challenge yourself with a NBA Trivia Quiz!

Easy

2004's infamous "Malice at the Palace" incident took place in the arena of which NBA team?

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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.

Hard

Which NBA player made a cameo appearance in the 2016 comedy movie "Office Christmas Party"?

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Answer: Jimmy Butler
Jimmy Butler made a cameo appearance, as himself, in this highly-entertaining film about an out-of-control corporate Christmas party.

Easy

Which NBA player prematurely and suddenly retired in 1991 after learning he contracted the HIV virus?

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Answer: Magic Johnson
NBA legend Magic Johnson called it quits after only 12 seasons due to testing positive for HIV. However he did make a brief comeback during the 1995-96 season.

Hard

Who was the cover athlete of the video game "NBA Live 99"?

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Answer: Antoine Walker
In the earlier days of NBA-endorsed videogames, before EA's "NBA Live" franchise was eclipsed by "NBA 2K", the Boston Celtic's Antoine Jamison being featured on the cover of "NBA Live 99" was a big deal.

Medium

Champion NBA point guard Kyrie Irving was born in which country?

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Answer: Australia
Though (also) an American citizen, Kyrie Irving was born in Australia as his father, Drederick Irving, was a professional basketball player there.

Hard

The 1998 NBA All-Star Game was held in which city?

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Answer: New York
The classic 1998 All-Star Game was played at Madison Square Garden in New York City and featured Michael Jordan in his last All-Star appearance as a member of the Bulls as well as Kobe Bryant in his first All-Star Game ever.

VeryHard

Which player in the 2000 NBA Draft was an alum of Hofstra University in Long Island, New York?

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Answer: Speedy Claxton
Craig "Speedy" Claxton was drafted 20th by the Philadelphia 76ers in 2000 yet is best known for earning a champisonship as a member of the Spurs in 2003.

Medium

Which player was the MVP of the 2014 NBA Finals?

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Answer: Kawhi Leonard
Kawhi Leonard, who played for San Antonio Spurs, was crowned the 2014 NBA Finals MVP. He led The Spurs to a resounding victory over the Miami Heat in the 2014 finals. However, Leonard would later leave the Spurs' organization unceremoniously in 2018.

Medium

Which rookie player was key in helping the Houston Rockets win the NBA Championship in 1994?

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Answer: Sam Cassell
Though selected 24th in the 1993 NBA Draft, as a rookie, Sam Cassell was a key contributor to the 1993-94 Rocket's Championship run. He won two Championships with the team in his first two years in the NBA and went on to have a notable career.

Medium

Which team sent four players to the 2015 NBA All-Star Game?

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Answer: Atlanta Hawks
In 2015 the Atlanta Hawks had four All-Stars (Al Horford, Kyle Korver, Paul Millsap, Jeff Teague), albeit all of them coming off the bench during the game.



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