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.
Answer: Minneapolis Lakers
More information: The reason the Harlem Globetrotters are said to have become a comedy act is because they were so dominant in basketball, being on a 102-game winning streak when matching up against the Minneapolis Lakers in 1948, that they eventually started goofing off just for fun. The Globetrotters' two-point victory helped in solidifying the fact that African-Americans, who were not allowed in the NBA at the time, were viable professional basketball athletes.
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.
Answer: New Jersey Nets
More information: Dražen Petrović was an up-and-coming player on a young New Jersey Nets' squad at the time. His untimely death stunted the team's development by years.
Answer: San Francisco
More information: From 1962 to 1971, this franchise was known as the San Francisco Warriors after relocating to that city from Philadelphia.
Answer: Golden State Warriors
More information: The Golden State Warriors actually selected Vinsanity fifth in the 1998 Draft and then traded him to the Toronto Raptors for his college teammate, Antawn Jamison, who was selected fourth.
Answer: Pat Riley
More information: Although Pat Riley trademarked the term "three-peat" in 1988, he credits one of his players at the time, Byron Scott, with coining the phrase. Riley reportedly earned $300,000 in royalties when the Bulls three-peated in the 1990's.
Answer: Indiana Pacers
More information: In his first year as coach of the Indiana Pacers (with Indiana being his home state), during the 1997-98 season, Larry Bird won Coach of the Year. This feat made him the only person in the first 70 years of NBA history to have won both this award and MVP.
Answer: Kwame Brown
More information: Despite going on to have a 12-year NBA career as a player and headlining a weak draft class, Kwame Brown is still considered by many pundits to be a bust due to being drafted so high yet never living up to the hype of a number-one pick.
Answer: David Robinson
More information: During the Spurs' final regular season game of 1994, David Robinson intentionally set out to score 71 points - and achieved the feat to snatch that season's scoring title from Shaquille O'Neal, who was leading him by an average of .06 points going into the game.
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.