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 team won the NBA Championship in 2004?

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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.

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Which turn-of-the-century player left the NBA, had a kidney transplant and then returned to win a championship?

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Answer: Alonzo Mourning
Few players have displayed the resiliency of center Alonzo Mourning who retired from the NBA in 2003 due to kidney disease, had a transplant in 2004 and then returned to play for the Miami Heat in 2005, helping them win a championship in 2006.

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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.

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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
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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Popular actress Gabrielle Union married which NBA player in 2014?

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Answer: Dwayne Wade
NBA superstar Dwayne Wade married movie actress Gabrielle Union in August 2014, and in the process, they formed a Hollywood power couple.

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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
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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Which former NBA player had his number 31 retired by the Duke Blue Devils?

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Answer: Shane Battier
Shane Battier won just about every college basketball award imaginable, including leading the Duke Blue Devils to the national championship in 2001. He also won a couple of NBA Championships as a member of the Miami Heat in 2012 and 2013.

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Which player was chosen between Lebron James (no.1) and Carmelo Anthony (no.2) in the 2003 NBA Draft?

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Answer: Darko Miličić
Although Serbian player Darko Miličić was fortunate to get drafted onto a Pistons team that won the championship that year, he never came ever remotely close to living up to the expectations of a number-two draft pick, especially one that belonged to such an iconic draft class. In fact Miličić was not even invited to the Rising Stars game as a rookie.

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With the fourth pick in the 2001 NBA Draft, the Chicago Bulls selected a player straight out of high school. Who was that player?

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Answer: Eddy Curry
In addition to securing Eddy Curry with the fourth pick in the 2001 NBA Draft, the Bulls also acquired the second pick, Tyson Chandler, who was also straight out of high school, via a trade with the Los Angeles Clippers.

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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
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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