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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?
A: Lithuania.

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 1993 earnings from endorsements?
A: Michael Jordan. 

Q: What 20th-century decade saw the NBA adopt the 24-second shot clock?
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 1972-73 season?
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 Blackhawks?
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 sports to 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.

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