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Q. Which NBA great retired from the game in 1993 and played Minor League Baseball before returning to the NBA in 1995?

Reveal Answer
A. Michael Jordan.

 

Q. Which two teams contested what the NBA considers the first game in NBA history?

Reveal Answer
A. The Toronto Huskies and the New York Knickerbockers.

 

Q. What is Magic Johnson’s real first name?

Reveal Answer
A. Earvin.

 

Q. The winner of which award receives the Maurice Podoloff Trophy?

Reveal Answer
A. The NBA Most Valuable Player Award (MVP).

 

Q. In what year was the 3 point field goal introduced to the NBA?

Reveal Answer
A. 1979.

 

Q. With which team did NBA legend Larry Bird play his entire professional career?

Reveal Answer
A. The Boston Celtics.

 

Q. Which team won the first NBA championship in 1947?

Reveal Answer
A. The Philadelphia Warriors.

 

Q. Which player starred as the co-pilot Roger Murdock in the 1980 movie Airplane!?

Reveal Answer
A. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

 

Q. The Golden State Warriors are based in which city?

Reveal Answer
A. San Francisco.

 

Q. Which of the following teams has not won an NBA championship – a. Portland Trailblazers, b. Milwaukee Bucks, or c. Orlando Magic?

Reveal Answer
A. c. Orlando Magic.

 

Q. The first time the NBA finals went to 7 games was in 1950-51. Which team won?

Reveal Answer
A. Rochester Royals.

 

Q. Which player holds the single-game scoring record?

Reveal Answer
A. Wilt Chamberlain with 100 points for the Philadelphia Warriors in 1962.

 

Q. Which team holds the record for the longest championship streak?

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A. The Boston Celtics with 8 straight championships from 1959 – 1966.

 

Q. Who is the only player to win the NBA Finals MVP Award while being on the losing team?

Reveal Answer
A. Jerry West in 1969.

 

Q. Who was the first NBA player to break a backboard?

Reveal Answer
A. Chuck Connors while playing for the Boston Celtics in 1946.

 

Q. Which player holds the record for the most career playoff points in the NBA?

Reveal Answer
A. Lebron James.

 

Q. Which division of the NBA are the Denver Nuggets in?

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A. The Northwest Division.

 

Q. Which player gave himself the nickname, “Black Mamba”?

Reveal Answer
A. Kobe Bryant.

 

Q. The “Dream Team”, the first American Olympic basketball team to feature current NBA stars, competed in which Olympics?

Reveal Answer
A. The 1992 Olympics in Barcelona.

 

Q. Who was the first non-American player to win the NBA Rookie of the Year award?

Reveal Answer
A. Pau Gasol of Spain, in 1992.

 

Q. Which team drafted Shaquille O’Neal in 1992?

Reveal Answer
A. Orlando Magic.

 

Q. Which player has won the MVP award a record 6 times?

Reveal Answer
A. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

 

Q. Which team plays their home games at the United Center?

Reveal Answer
A. The Chicago Bulls.

 

Q. Which NBA legend had the nickname, “The Round Mound of Rebound”?

Reveal Answer
A. Charles Barkley.

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