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 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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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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Comedian Chris Rock voiced a popular character based on which NBA player during the 1990's?

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Answer: Anfernee Hardaway
"Little Penny", a puppet based on former NBA player Anfernee Hardaway and voiced by Chris Rock, helped Nike sell a lot of shoes during the 1990's.

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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.

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Before the 2016-17 incarnation of Russell Westbrook, who was the only player in NBA history to average a triple-double for an entire season?

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Answer: Oscar Robertson
During his Hall of Fame career (with both the NBA and FIBA) throughout the 1960's and early 70's, Oscar "Big O" Robertson was easily the most-versatile player in the NBA.

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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.

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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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In 2013, which music superstar sold his share of ownership in the Brooklyn Nets franchise?

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Answer: Jay-Z
Jay-Z sold the small amount of the Nets he owned so that he could become an agent for NBA players rather than an owner, as being both simultaneously is against league rules.

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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.

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Which former NBA player was infamously selected right before Michael Jordan in the 1984 NBA Draft?

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Answer: Sam Bowie
At that time, the Portland Trailblazers, who had the second pick in the 1984 NBA Draft, already had a couple of outstanding shooting guards and thus chose center Sam Bowie over Michael Jordan, whom the Chicago Bulls selected with the third pick. Bowie ultimately went on to earn the reputation of being a draft bust.



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