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Easy

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

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Answer: Anfernee Hardaway
"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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Which turn-of-the-century player left the NBA, had a kidney transplant and then returned to win a championship?

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Answer: Alonzo Mourning
Few players have displayed the resiliency of center Alonzo Mourning who retired from the NBA in 2003 due to kidney disease, had a transplant in 2004 and then returned to play for the Miami Heat in 2005, helping them win a championship in 2006.

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Which former NBA player was nicknamed "Agent Zero"?

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Answer: Gilbert Arenas
Though Gilbert "Agent Zero" Arenas may never make the Hall of Fame, during the height of his career, he was absolutely impossible to defend.

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Who is credited with being the first person to play in the NBA to ever come out publicly as a homosexual?

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Answer: John Amaechi
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.

Hard

Which 2010's NBA player was granted with the nickname "Sauce Castillo"?

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Answer: Nik Stauskas
Shooting guard Nik Stauskas acquired the moniker "Sauce Castillo" due to a closed-captioning error that was made in reference to his real name in 2015.

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Who was the MVP of the 2010-11 NBA Regular Season?

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Answer: Derrick Rose
Derrick Rose suffered an ACL injury the following season and though remaining a viable player never regained the MVP form of the earlier days of his career, when he set a record at age 22 for youngest MVP ever.

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Which NBA personality came under fire in 2016 for using the word "posse" in a way many people deemed racist?

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Answer: Phil Jackson
Though Phil Jackson set the record for NBA Championships won by a Head Coach during his time with the Lakers, his skills as an executive afterwards left much to be desired.

Hard

Which team actually chose the long-lasting Vince Carter during 1998 NBA Draft?

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Answer: Golden State Warriors
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.

Easy

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
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 in the 2012 family comedy "Thunderstruck"?

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Answer: Kevin Durant
Kevin Durant, who played for the Oklahoma City Thunder at the time, starred in "Thunderstruck" alongside Taylor Gray and Jim Belushi.



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