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VeryHard

The 2000 US Olympic basketball team featured two players from the Miami Heat (Tim Hardaway and Alonzo Mourning). Which was the only other NBA team to have two players on that team?

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Answer: Seattle SuperSonics
Vin Baker and Gary Payton, both players on the Seattle SuperSonics at the time, were also members of the 2000 US Olympic basketball team.

Hard

As of 2018, which former NBA player holds the record as the leading career scorer in the history of NCAA Division I basketball?

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Answer: Pistol Pete Maravich
NBA Hall of Fame shooting guard "Pistol" Pete Maravich (1947 - 1998) averaged an unbelievable 44 points per game in college and finished his collegiate career (1967 - 1970) with a record 3,667 total points scored.

Easy

Which turn-of-the-century NBA great's middle name is "Bean"?

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Answer: Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant's father, who was also an NBA player, was known in his playing days as Joe "Jellybean" Bryant.

Easy

Which NBA star faced a 15-year prison yet was granted clemency after only four months?

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Answer: Allen Iverson
Allen Iverson was accused of hitting a woman in the head with a chair during a tumultuous brawl at a bowling alley in 1993. Although evidence against him was ultimately deemed insufficient, undoubtedly his status as the number-one high school basketball player in the country helped get him released early by the Governor of Virginia himself.

Medium

In 2010, which NBA player posed nude for an issue of ESPN magazine?

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Answer: Amare Stoudamire
Amare Stoudamire, then a member of the New York Knicks, posed nude for "the Body Issue" of ESPN magazine in 2010.

Easy

Which NBA player prematurely and suddenly retired in 1991 after learning he contracted the HIV virus?

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Answer: Magic Johnson
NBA legend Magic Johnson called it quits after only 12 seasons due to testing positive for HIV. However he did make a brief comeback during the 1995-96 season.

Medium

Who served as the starting center of the Golden State Warriors during most of the season when they won their first championship of the 21st century?

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Answer: Andrew Bogut
Though he may never get proper credit for it, Australian center Andrew Bogut was one of the players who helped transform the Golden State Warriors into championship contenders in 2014-15, the first season they won a championship since 1975.

Easy

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.

Medium

Who was the first player to win consecutive NBA MVP awards since Michael Jordan did it in 1991 and 1992?

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Answer: Tim Duncan
Tim Duncan replicated Jordan's amazing feat in 2002 and 2003. He achieved this brilliant feat after just five years of being drafted into the NBA.

VeryHard

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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