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Which player was chosen between Lebron James (no.1) and Carmelo Anthony (no.2) in the 2003 NBA Draft?

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Answer: Darko Miličić
Although Serbian player Darko Miličić was fortunate to get drafted onto a Pistons team that won the championship that year, he never came ever remotely close to living up to the expectations of a number-two draft pick, especially one that belonged to such an iconic draft class. In fact Miličić was not even invited to the Rising Stars game as a rookie.

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Which NBA star won a multi-million dollar lawsuit against a business in 2015 for using his image without consent?

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Answer: Michael Jordan
Another financial reason Michael Jordan has stood out amongst his peers is his ability to control the use of his likeness. In 2015, Jordan was awarded an amount of $8.9 million after he filed a lawsuit against an American grocery-store chain for using his name in a steak advertisement without seeking his permission to do so.

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Who is the shortest player in the first 70 years of NBA history to win the Slam Dunk Contest?

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Answer: Spud Webb
Standing at approximately 5'7", Spud Webb is widely regarded as one of the shortest players in professional basketball's history. However, he surprised everyone by winning the 1986 NBA Slam Dunk Contest. This achievement made him the shortest player to be crowned champion of the NBA slam dunk contest.

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Who was the first foreign-born NBA player to be selected number-one in the NBA Draft?

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Answer: Mychal Thompson
Mychal Thompson, hailing from the Bahamas, was the first foreign-born player to be selected number-one in the NBA Draft, with this occurring in 1978.

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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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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 player hit a clutch three-pointer to send Game 6 of the 2013 Finals into overtime?

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Answer: Ray Allen
In a career defined by setting NBA records in three-pointers made, the biggest shot of Ray Allen's career came near the end of it, in 2013, when the Heat staved off elimination and ultimately won the Championship thanks in large part to his clutch shot in Game 6 of the Finals.

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

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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.

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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
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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NBA brothers Pau and Marc Gasol hail from which foreign country?

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Answer: Spain
In addition to being stars in the NBA during the early part of the 21st century, the Gasol brothers are also mainstays of the Spanish national basketball team.



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