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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Hard

Who was the first rookie since Allen Iverson to have two consecutive games scoring at least 35 points?

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Answer: Trae Young
Iverson's impressive 1997 feat of scoring at least 35 points in two consecutive as a rookie was not accomplished again until Trae Young did so in February of 2019.

Hard

The 1998 NBA All-Star Game was held in which city?

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Answer: New York
The classic 1998 All-Star Game was played at Madison Square Garden in New York City and featured Michael Jordan in his last All-Star appearance as a member of the Bulls as well as Kobe Bryant in his first All-Star Game ever.

Hard

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.

Easy

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

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Answer: O. J. Mayo
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.

Medium

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.

Hard

Which NBA player broke the record for most points scored during the first three starts of his career in 2012?

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Answer: Jeremy Lin
Jeremy Lin became an international sensation overnight partially due to his record achievement of scoring 89 points in his first three starts with the New York Knicks in early 2012.

Medium

Which former NBA player was nicknamed "Agent Zero"?

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Answer: Gilbert Arenas
Though Gilbert "Agent Zero" Arenas may never make the Hall of Fame, during the height of his career, he was absolutely impossible to defend.

Hard

Who was the first Chinese-born player to actually play in an NBA game?

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Answer: Wang Zhizhi
Wang Zhizhi, whose NBA career lasted from 2001 to 2005, entered the NBA one year before his Chinese countryman, Yao Ming, was selected first in the NBA Draft.

Hard

Which 2010's NBA player was granted with the nickname "Sauce Castillo"?

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Answer: Nik Stauskas
Shooting guard Nik Stauskas acquired the moniker "Sauce Castillo" due to a closed-captioning error that was made in reference to his real name in 2015.

Hard

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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