NBA Trivia and Answers

Challenge yourself with a NBA Trivia Quiz!

VeryHard

Which player in the 2000 NBA Draft was an alum of Hofstra University in Long Island, New York?

Show Answer

Answer: Speedy Claxton
Craig "Speedy" Claxton was drafted 20th by the Philadelphia 76ers in 2000 yet is best known for earning a champisonship as a member of the Spurs in 2003.

Medium

Who was the starting point guard for the Miami Heat during their 2012 and 2013 championship seasons?

Show Answer

Answer: Mario Chalmers
Mario Chalmers started 64 games for the 2011-12 Miami Heat and 77 games for them the next year, both of which were championship seasons.

Easy

In 2013, which music superstar sold his share of ownership in the Brooklyn Nets franchise?

Show Answer

Answer: Jay-Z
Jay-Z sold the small amount of the Nets he owned so that he could become an agent for NBA players rather than an owner, as being both simultaneously is against league rules.

VeryHard

In 1948, which NBA basketball team did the Harlem Globetrotters defeat which eventually helped break the NBA's color barrier?

Show Answer

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.

Medium

Which former NBA player went by the moniker Chocolate Thunder?

Show Answer

Answer: Darryl Dawkins
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.

Medium

When Dwayne Wade briefly left the Miami Heat starting in 2016, which was the first NBA team he signed to?

Show Answer

Answer: Chicago Bulls
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.

Medium

As of the 2016 Olympics, which NBA player has been on the US Olympic basketball team a record number of times?

Show Answer

Answer: Carmelo Anthony
Serving his country in 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016, Carmelo Anthony has played basketball in four different Olympics, with the latter three resulting in gold medals.

Medium

In 1999, the Chicago Bulls traded established superstar Scottie Pippen to which other team?

Show Answer

Answer: Houston Rockets
Scottie Pippen was traded to the Houston Rockets in 1999 for the relatively-obscure player Roy Rogers and a worthless second-round pick, but by that time the Bulls had firmly decided that the highly-successful Jordan years, which Pippen helped define, were over.

Hard

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

Show Answer

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 NBA personality actually owns the term "three-peat", referring to a team winning three consecutive championships?

Show Answer

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.



Other Categories


Feedback

Did we miss something? Is the answer wrong? Please, let us know about it through our feedback box


Subscribe to Newsletter

We'll send you weekly trivia and other fun stuff!


© TriviaQuestionsNow.com
Privacy Policy