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As of 2019, who is the only player in NBA history to have sired three sons who also played in the NBA?

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Answer: Rick Barry
More information: 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.

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Which player was selected first in the 1983 NBA Draft?

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Answer: Ralph Sampson
More information: Hall of Famer Ralph Sampson was picked first overall by the Houston Rockets during the 1983 NBA draft. He had a ton of potential and an amazing start to his NBA career, winning many prestigious awards and accolades. However, his latter professional years were unfortunately stunted by injuries.

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As of 2018, which former NBA players holds the record for being the youngest to ever play in an actual game?

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Answer: Andrew Bynum
More information: Andrew Bynum, then a member of the Los Angeles Lakers, played his first NBA game just six days after celebrating his 18th birthday.

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Which former NBA player had a starring role in the 1980 comedy movie "Airplane!"?

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Answer: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
More information: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's extensive acting résumé also features him battling Bruce Lee in "Game of Death", an incomplete 1972 action film.

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Before taking on the moniker of Golden State in 1971, the Warriors' franchise was named after which California city?

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Answer: San Francisco
More information: From 1962 to 1971, this franchise was known as the San Francisco Warriors after relocating to that city from Philadelphia.

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Sebastian Telfair was a popular NBA player, albeit for a short time. What other former NBA player is he related to?

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Answer: Stephon Marbury
More information: Part of Sebastian Telfair's undeserved mega popularity coming into the NBA in 2004 was the fact that his cousin, Stephon Marbury, was already a very successful point guard from Brooklyn, New York.

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Before the 2016-17 incarnation of Russell Westbrook, who was the only player in NBA history to average a triple-double for an entire season?

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Answer: Oscar Robertson
More information: During his Hall of Fame career (with both the NBA and FIBA) throughout the 1960's and early 70's, Oscar "Big O" Robertson was easily the most-versatile player in the NBA.

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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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In January of 2019, which NBA player broke Wilt Chamberlain's record of most consecutive games with a triple-double?

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Answer: Russell Westbrook
More information: Russell Westbrook's achievement of a triple-double (21 points, 14 rebounds, 11 assists) against the Portland Trailblazers on 12 February 2019 was his tenth straight game doing such, breaking Wilt Chamberlain's previous record of nine consecutive set in 1968.

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

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Answer: Mario Chalmers
More information: 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.



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