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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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.

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A silhouette of which player is widely recognized as the inspiration behind the official NBA logo designed 1969?

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Answer: Jerry West
More information: According to the designer of the logo, the NBA has now been using the silhouette of Hall of Famer Jerry West as its logo for over 50 years, though the league itself does not officially acknowledge such.

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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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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.

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Which NBA player once costarred alongside Jean-Claude Van Damme in a major Hollywood action movie?

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Answer: Dennis Rodman
More information: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dennis Rodman and Mickey Rourke starred in the 1997 action thriller "Double Team".

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When Dwayne Wade briefly left the Miami Heat starting in 2016, which was the first NBA team he signed to?

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Answer: Chicago Bulls
More information: In 2016 Wade signed with his hometown Chicago Bulls for a whopping $47 million over two years since he felt the Heat lowballed him by offering $40 million for the same duration of time.

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In 2014, which NBA player set the all-time record for most-missed field goals?

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Answer: Kobe Bryant
More information: All-time great Kobe Bryant ultimately finished his career with 14,481 missed field goals.

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The 2000 US Olympic basketball team featured two players from the Miami Heat (Tim Hardaway and Alonzo Mourning). Which was the only other NBA team to have two players on that team?

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Answer: Seattle SuperSonics
More information: Vin Baker and Gary Payton, both players on the Seattle SuperSonics at the time, were also members of the 2000 US Olympic basketball team.

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Which NBA star famously jumped over an opposing player while dunking the basketball during the 2000 Summer Olympics?

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Answer: Vince Carter
More information: In the year 2000, high flyer Vince Carter, who stands at 6'6" (1.98 m), jumped over a French player, who at 7'2"(2.18 m), was considerably taller than him.

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In 2015, which NBA player broke the record for most points scored in a quarter?

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Answer: Klay Thompson
More information: In March of 2015, Klay Thompson experienced a quarter in which he was perfect from the field, including hitting 9 three-pointers, en route to a record-setting 37-point quarter.



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