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.

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Which 20th century NBA player scored 100 points in a single game?

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Answer: Wilt Chamberlain
More information: In 1962, Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points as a member of Philadelphia Warriors against the New York Knicks, and almost 20 years into the 21st century, this feat has yet to be matched.

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Which NBA personality came under fire in 2016 for using the word "posse" in a way many people deemed racist?

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Answer: Phil Jackson
More information: Though Phil Jackson set the record for NBA Championships won by a Head Coach during his time with the Lakers, his skills as an executive afterwards left much to be desired.

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

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Answer: Detroit Pistons
More information: 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.

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Fun-loving NBA personality Shaquille O'Neal is actually a doctor! In what field did he earn a doctorate?

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Answer: Education
More information: Shaq earned a Ed.D. (doctorate in education) from Florida's Barry University in 2012 and has always possessed a passion for furthering his education, such as earning his bachelor's degree in 2000 despite concurrently being an established sports' superstar.

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Which team actually chose the long-lasting Vince Carter during 1998 NBA Draft?

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Answer: Golden State Warriors
More information: The Golden State Warriors actually selected Vinsanity fifth in the 1998 Draft and then traded him to the Toronto Raptors for his college teammate, Antawn Jamison, who was selected fourth.

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Which 1980's NBA player set the record for most assists by a player during his rookie season?

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Answer: Mark Jackson
More information: As of 2018, Mark Jackson's 1987-88 record of 868 assists (10.6/game) as a rookie has yet to be broken.

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In 1969, which NBA player won his 11th NBA championship title to become the proud holder of the NBA player with the most championships won as a player in league history?

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Answer: Bill Russell
More information: Bill Russell has been called 'the winningest player in the history of professional sports' due to winning 11 NBA Championships as a member of the Boston Celtics. And what makes Russell's achievement even more outstanding is that he won all 11 championships within his 13-year professional playing career, with the first win happening in his rookie year. Russell spent his entire professional playing career with the Boston Celtics.

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

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

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Answer: Spain
More information: 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.

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Which player hit a clutch three-pointer to send Game 6 of the 2013 Finals into overtime?

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Answer: Ray Allen
More information: In a career defined by setting NBA records in three-pointers made, the biggest shot of Ray Allen's career came near the end of it, in 2013, when the Heat staved off elimination and ultimately won the Championship thanks in large part to his clutch shot in Game 6 of the Finals.



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