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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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 NBA team was known as "Run TMC" in the late 1980's and early 1990's?

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Answer: Golden State Warriors
More information: The triumvirate of Tim Hardaway, Mitch Richmond and Chris Mullin were acronymed Run TMC based on the first letter from their names and due to their fast-paced, high-scoring style which was a predecessor for the method of play that would dominate the NBA some 20 years later.

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Which former NBA player went by the moniker Chocolate Thunder?

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Answer: Darryl Dawkins
More information: Darryl "Chocolate Thunder" Dawkins (1957 - 2015) was one of the very-first players to enter the NBA straight from high school. He earned his nickname due to his powerful dunks.

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Which NBA player prematurely and suddenly retired in 1991 after learning he contracted the HIV virus?

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Answer: Magic Johnson
More information: NBA legend Magic Johnson called it quits after only 12 seasons due to testing positive for HIV. However he did make a brief comeback during the 1995-96 season.

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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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Comedian Chris Rock voiced a popular character based on which NBA player during the 1990's?

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Answer: Anfernee Hardaway
More information: "Little Penny", a puppet based on former NBA player Anfernee Hardaway and voiced by Chris Rock, helped Nike sell a lot of shoes during the 1990's.

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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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With the fourth pick in the 2001 NBA Draft, the Chicago Bulls selected a player straight out of high school. Who was that player?

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Answer: Eddy Curry
More information: In addition to securing Eddy Curry with the fourth pick in the 2001 NBA Draft, the Bulls also acquired the second pick, Tyson Chandler, who was also straight out of high school, via a trade with the Los Angeles Clippers.

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Which NBA player scored 71 points in a single game in 1994?

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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.

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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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