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

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Answer: Sam Bowie
More information: 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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In 1969, which NBA player won his 11th NBA championship title to become the proud holder of the NBA player with the most championships won as a player in league history?

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Answer: Bill Russell
More information: Bill Russell has been called 'the winningest player in the history of professional sports' due to winning 11 NBA Championships as a member of the Boston Celtics. And what makes Russell's achievement even more outstanding is that he won all 11 championships within his 13-year professional playing career, with the first win happening in his rookie year. Russell spent his entire professional playing career with the Boston Celtics.

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As of 2018, which former NBA players holds the record for being the youngest to ever play in an actual game?

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Answer: Andrew Bynum
More information: Andrew Bynum, then a member of the Los Angeles Lakers, played his first NBA game just six days after celebrating his 18th birthday.

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Which 1990's NBA player went on to become mayor of a California city?

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Answer: Kevin Johnson
More information: Though as a player Kevin Johnson is mostly-associated with Phoenix, Arizona, his actual hometown is Sacramento, California. And he served the latter as its Mayor from 2008 to 2016.

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Who served as the starting center of the Golden State Warriors during most of the season when they won their first championship of the 21st century?

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Answer: Andrew Bogut
More information: Though he may never get proper credit for it, Australian center Andrew Bogut was one of the players who helped transform the Golden State Warriors into championship contenders in 2014-15, the first season they won a championship since 1975.

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There have only been five "quadruple-doubles" achieved in the NBA during the 20th century. Which player is responsible for two of them?

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Answer: Hakeem Olajuwon
More information: On 3 March 1990 Hakeem Olajuwon achieved his first quadruple-double (29 points, 18 rebounds, 10 assists, 11 blocks) and then replicated the feat later on the 29th of that same month (18 points, 16 rebounds, 10 assists, 11 blocks).

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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
More information: 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 fellow NBA superstar fouled the legendary Isiah Thomas so hard in 1991 that it left the latter permanently scarred?

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Answer: Karl Malone
More information: In December of 1991, Utah Jazz forward Karl Malone inflicted a vicious elbow to Thomas' eye which resulted in a gruesome scene, 40 stitches and a permanent scar. Rightfully this incident is considered one of the most unsportsmanlike acts in NBA history.

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Which NBA player starred alongside Denzel Washington in the 1998 movie "He Got Game"?

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Answer: Ray Allen
More information: In Spike Lee's 1998 film "He Got Game", sharpshooting guard Ray Allen played the role of the character Jesus Shuttleworth. Allen was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2018.

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The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, where the NBA's greatest players are memorialized, is situated in which US state?

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Answer: Massachusetts
More information: Named after the James Naismith, the inventor of the sport of basketball, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame can be found in Springfield, Massachusetts.



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