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.

VeryHard

In what year were the first Air Jordan sneakers released?

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Answer: 1984
The "Air Jordan" brand is still going strong decades after its debut in 1984, with Michael Jordan reportedly making more money decades after his retirement than any active NBA players of that era.

Medium

After Michael Jordan, who became the first NBA player to win regular-season MVP, Finals MVP and the Olympics all in the same year?

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Answer: Lebron James
Lebron James accomplished this amazing feat in 2012, including winning a gold medal at the Olympics, just as Jordan had back in 1992.

Easy

NBA brothers Pau and Marc Gasol hail from which foreign country?

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Answer: Spain
In addition to being stars in the NBA during the early part of the 21st century, the Gasol brothers are also mainstays of the Spanish national basketball team.

Medium

Sebastian Telfair was a popular NBA player, albeit for a short time. What other former NBA player is he related to?

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Answer: Stephon Marbury
Part of Sebastian Telfair's undeserved mega popularity coming into the NBA in 2004 was the fact that his cousin, Stephon Marbury, was already a very successful point guard from Brooklyn, New York.

Medium

Who was the MVP of the 2010-11 NBA Regular Season?

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Answer: Derrick Rose
Derrick Rose suffered an ACL injury the following season and though remaining a viable player never regained the MVP form of the earlier days of his career, when he set a record at age 22 for youngest MVP ever.

VeryHard

Who was the first player in history to win the NBA's Most Improved Player Award in 1986?

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Answer: Alvin Robertson
The legendary Alvin Robertson of the San Antonio Spurs took home the first Most Valuable Player Award in 1986, following respectively in the preceding years by Dale Ellis, Kevin Duckworth and Kevin Johnson.

VeryHard

Who was the first foreign-born NBA player to be selected number-one in the NBA Draft?

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Answer: Mychal Thompson
Mychal Thompson, hailing from the Bahamas, was the first foreign-born player to be selected number-one in the NBA Draft, with this occurring in 1978.

Easy

Which 1990's NBA player went on to become mayor of a California city?

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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.

Medium

Which NBA player starred in the 2012 family comedy "Thunderstruck"?

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Answer: Kevin Durant
Kevin Durant, who played for the Oklahoma City Thunder at the time, starred in "Thunderstruck" alongside Taylor Gray and Jim Belushi.

Medium

Which NBA team was known as "Run TMC" in the late 1980's and early 1990's?

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Answer: Golden State Warriors
The triumvirate of Tim Hardaway, Mitch Richmond and Chris Mullin were acronymed Run TMC based on the first letter from their names and due to their fast-paced, high-scoring style which was a predecessor for the method of play that would dominate the NBA some 20 years later.



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