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Which fellow NBA superstar fouled the legendary Isiah Thomas so hard in 1991 that it left the latter permanently scarred?

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Answer: Karl Malone
More information: In December of 1991, Utah Jazz forward Karl Malone inflicted a vicious elbow to Thomas' eye which resulted in a gruesome scene, 40 stitches and a permanent scar. Rightfully this incident is considered one of the most unsportsmanlike acts in NBA history.

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Which player was the MVP of the 2014 NBA Finals?

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Answer: Kawhi Leonard
More information: Kawhi Leonard, who played for San Antonio Spurs, was crowned the 2014 NBA Finals MVP. He led The Spurs to a resounding victory over the Miami Heat in the 2014 finals. However, Leonard would later leave the Spurs' organization unceremoniously in 2018.

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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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Which NFL team has the longest season-ticket waiting list?

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Answer: Green Bay Packers
More information: The Green Bay Packers' waiting list to purchase season tickets has over 100,000 names, and the current wait is approximately 30 years. Part of the reason is that season-ticket holders can pass such down to their heirs.

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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
More information: 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.

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Which NBA team was known as "Run TMC" in the late 1980's and early 1990's?

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Answer: Golden State Warriors
More information: The triumvirate of Tim Hardaway, Mitch Richmond and Chris Mullin were acronymed Run TMC based on the first letter from their names and due to their fast-paced, high-scoring style which was a predecessor for the method of play that would dominate the NBA some 20 years later.

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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
More information: 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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