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: 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.
Answer: Jerry West
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.
Though (also) an American citizen, Kyrie Irving was born in Australia as his father, Drederick Irving, was a professional basketball player there.
Answer: Pat Riley
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: Dwayne Wade
NBA superstar Dwayne Wade married movie actress Gabrielle Union in August 2014, and in the process, they formed a Hollywood power couple.
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.
Answer: Rick Barry
In addition to Rick Barry's three sons (Brent, John and Drew), who went on to play in the standard NBA, he also has a fourth (Canyon) who signed with a team in the NBA G League in 2018.
Answer: David Robinson
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: Minneapolis Lakers
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: Bill Russell
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.