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.

Easy

Which former NBA player had a starring role in the 1980 comedy movie "Airplane!"?

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Answer: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
More information: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's extensive acting résumé also features him battling Bruce Lee in "Game of Death", an incomplete 1972 action film.

Hard

Which Boston Celtics' player won NBA Finals MVP in 1981?

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Answer: Cedric Maxwell
More information: 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.

Hard

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, where the NBA's greatest players are memorialized, is situated in which US state?

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Answer: Massachusetts
More information: Named after the James Naismith, the inventor of the sport of basketball, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame can be found in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Medium

Who is credited with being the first person to play in the NBA to ever come out publicly as a homosexual?

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Answer: John Amaechi
More information: Though Jason Collins later gained popularity for being the first active gay NBA player, John Amaechi, who played in the NBA from 1995 to 2003, came out in 2007, a whole six years before Collins did.

Medium

In 1999, the Chicago Bulls traded established superstar Scottie Pippen to which other team?

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Answer: Houston Rockets
More information: 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.

Hard

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.

Easy

Which player was banned from the NBA in 2016 for violating its drug policy?

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Answer: O. J. Mayo
More information: O. J. Mayo became eligible for reinstatement in the NBA in 2018, but no team picked him up, with his mediocre NBA career likely ending in 2016 due to the drug ban.

Easy

In January of 2019, which NBA player broke Wilt Chamberlain's record of most consecutive games with a triple-double?

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Answer: Russell Westbrook
More information: Russell Westbrook's achievement of a triple-double (21 points, 14 rebounds, 11 assists) against the Portland Trailblazers on 12 February 2019 was his tenth straight game doing such, breaking Wilt Chamberlain's previous record of nine consecutive set in 1968.

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
More information: 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

Who was the starting point guard for the Miami Heat during their 2012 and 2013 championship seasons?

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Answer: Mario Chalmers
More information: Mario Chalmers started 64 games for the 2011-12 Miami Heat and 77 games for them the next year, both of which were championship seasons.



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