NBA Basketball Trivia Questions and Answers
Q: What Indiana Pacer did Knicks fan Spike Lee anger during the
1994 playoffs by calling him "Cheryl"?
A: Reggie Miller.
Q: What franchise has played in the most NBA finals since 1947?
A: The Lakers.
Q: What two NBA players won the MVP trophy three times each from
1986 through 1992?
A: Magic Johnson and Michael Jordan.
Q: What player did the Boston Celtics draft between won-lost
seasons of 29-53 and 61-21?
A: Larry Bird.
Q: What Baltic country did Portland Trail Blazer Arvydas Sabonis
play for at the 1996 Olympics?
Q: What NBA team became the first to defeat the Boston Celtics in
12 straight games, in 1995?
A: The New York Knicks.
Q: Who was the first hoopster to win eight NBA scoring titles?
A: Michael Jordan.
Q: What NBA team is know in China as "the Red Oxen"?
A: The Chicago Bulls.
Q: Who was the last Boston Celtics coach to lead the team
to two straight NBA titles?
A: Bill Russell.
Q: What two NBA stars did Forbes list as the highest paid
athletes for 1994?
A:Michael Jordan and Shaquille O'Neal
Q: What NBA coach got cosmic by penning the Zen book Sacred
Hoops: Spiritual Lessons of a Hardwood Warrior?
A: Phil Jackson
Q: Who earned $32 million of his $36 million
A: Michael Jordan.
Q: What 20th-century decade saw the NBA adopt the 24-second shot
A: The 1950s.
Q: What 1960 rookie bested the league's "triple double" record of
two during his first week in the NBA?
A: Oscar Robertson.
Q: What seven-foot-two Chicago Bulls hoopster was the first
Australian to lay in the NBA?
A: Lue Longley
Q: What future NBA star was dubbed "Boy Gorge" when his weight
passed 300 pounds in college?
A: Charles Barkley.
Q: What Lakers coach had been an 11th-round pick in the
1967 NFL draft?
A: Pat Riley.
Q: What NBA team plays home games at a facility nicknamed "The O-rena"?
A: The Orlando Magic
Q: Who became the NBA's winningest coach ever on January 6, 1995?
A: Lenny Wilkins
Q: Who netted an NBA record 72.7 field goal percentage in the
A: Wilt Chamberlain.
Q: What sports team got its name because its owners wanted to
"set the pace" in the NBA?
A: The Indiana Pacers.
Q: What NBA star attempted a record 28,307 field goals in
regular season games?
A: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Q: What NBA team started out in 1948 as the Tri-Cities
A: The Atlanta Hawks.
Q: What NBA team failed to make the playoffs in
1994 for the
first time since 1976?
A: The Los Angeles Lakers.
Q: What basketball team was the first in major league
be named for an insect?
A: The Charlotte Hornets.
Q: What L.A. Lakers great might have played for Chicago if the
Bulls had called "tails" in a
1979 NBA coin toss?
A: Magic Johnson
Q: What Chicago Bulls coach has checked into hotels under the pseudonym "Mr. Red Cloud"?
A: Phil Jackson.
Q: What NBA team is named after a car part?
A: The Detroit Pistons.