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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
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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NBA star Luis Scola helped lead which country to the Olympic gold medal in basketball in 2004?

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Answer: Argentina
The 2004 Argentinian basketball team, which was headlined by NBA star Manu GinĂ³bili in addition to Luis Scola, upset the United States and won the gold medal.

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

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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.

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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
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 former NBA player went by the moniker Chocolate Thunder?

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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.

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In what year were the first Air Jordan sneakers released?

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Answer: 1984
The "Air Jordan" brand is still going strong decades after its debut in 1984, with Michael Jordan reportedly making more money decades after his retirement than any active NBA players of that era.

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Who was the first Filipino-American to play in the NBA?

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Answer: Raymond Townsend
Basketball is very popular in the Philippines, a country located in Southeast Asia, and the first player from that nation to play in the NBA was Raymond Townsend, who was selected 22nd in the 1978 NBA Draft.

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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
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 20th century NBA player scored 100 points in a single game?

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Answer: Wilt Chamberlain
In 1962, Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points as a member of Philadelphia Warriors against the New York Knicks, and almost 20 years into the 21st century, this feat has yet to be matched.



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