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Which NBA player infamously turned down a $21-million contract in 2004 and saw his career end soon afterwards?

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Answer: Latrell Sprewell
When Latrell Sprewell was offered a $21-million/3-year contract in 2005 by the Timberwolves, the four-time All-Start somewhat understandably thought he was worth more and turned it down. However, he was not offered another contract by the Wolves nor ever signed a contract with another team afterwards.

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Which NBA player has had a tattoo of the late Malcolm X on his left calve at least since 2012?

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Answer: Derrick Rose
Derrick Rose is clearly a fan of the 1960's civil rights leader Malcolm X, as he has his face is prominently displayed on the side of his left leg.

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In 1999, the Chicago Bulls traded established superstar Scottie Pippen to which other team?

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Answer: Houston Rockets
Scottie Pippen was traded to the Houston Rockets in 1999 for the relatively-obscure player Roy Rogers and a worthless second-round pick, but by that time the Bulls had firmly decided that the highly-successful Jordan years, which Pippen helped define, were over.

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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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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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Which player in the 2000 NBA Draft was an alum of Hofstra University in Long Island, New York?

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Answer: Speedy Claxton
Craig "Speedy" Claxton was drafted 20th by the Philadelphia 76ers in 2000 yet is best known for earning a champisonship as a member of the Spurs in 2003.

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Champion NBA point guard Kyrie Irving was born in which country?

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Answer: Australia
Though (also) an American citizen, Kyrie Irving was born in Australia as his father, Drederick Irving, was a professional basketball player there.

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Which Boston Celtics' player won NBA Finals MVP in 1981?

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Answer: Cedric Maxwell
Despite being featured on a team with three future Hall of Famers, the relatively-obscure Cedric Maxwell was most credited with leading the team to victory during the 1981 NBA Finals.

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Hall of Fame NBA player Larry Bird also won NBA Coach of the Year while coaching which team?

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Answer: Indiana Pacers
In his first year as coach of the Indiana Pacers (with Indiana being his home state), during the 1997-98 season, Larry Bird won Coach of the Year. This feat made him the only person in the first 70 years of NBA history to have won both this award and MVP.

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The first NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award was awarded to which player for his play in the 1955-56 season?

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Answer: Bob Pettit
Hall of Famer Bob Pettit won the MVP Award again during the 1958-59 season.



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