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Which former NBA player was infamously selected right before Michael Jordan in the 1984 NBA Draft?

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Answer: Sam Bowie
At that time, the Portland Trailblazers, who had the second pick in the 1984 NBA Draft, already had a couple of outstanding shooting guards and thus chose center Sam Bowie over Michael Jordan, whom the Chicago Bulls selected with the third pick. Bowie ultimately went on to earn the reputation of being a draft bust.

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Which of the following is not a term that is used in the game of golf?

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Answer: Offside
The term offside is not a term that is used in the game of golf. Offside is a term that is used in the game of football.

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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
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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What is the national governing organization for the game of tennis in the USA?

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Answer: USTA
In the USA, the national body that governs the game of tennis is known as the United States Tennis Association (USTA). It was established in 1881.

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How many games are played by each team during the NFL regular season?

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Answer: 16
NFL teams play 16 games over a 17-week period, which includes a "bye week" where they get a break.

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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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In 2014, which NBA player set the all-time record for most-missed field goals?

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Answer: Kobe Bryant
All-time great Kobe Bryant ultimately finished his career with 14,481 missed field goals.

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How many times was Bobby Jones crowned U.S. Open champion?

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Answer: 4
Bobby, during his playing days, was able to win the U.S. Open championship on four occasions. His first victory in this tournament came in 1923.



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