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Basketball Trivia Questions

Basketball & NBA trivia quiz questions with answers


Basketball Trivia Questions

Q: What hoopster scored in double figures in 787 straight games, from December 4, 1977 to December 4, 1987?
A: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

Q: What NBA team retired jersey numbers 3, 33, 32, and 35 in the 1990s?
A: The Boston Celtics.

Q: What NBA team plays home games in an arena located at Two Pennsylvania Plaza?
A: The New York Knicks.

Q: What NBA hoopster averaged an amazing 48.5 minutes per game, including overtime, in the 1961-62 season?
A: Wilt Chamberlin.

Q: What NBA hoopster is known as "The Worm"?
A: Dennis Rodman.

Q: What NBA star retired for the third time on May 14, 1996?
A: Magic Johnson.


Q: How many rules did James Naismith originally write to define basketball --13, 33, or 53?
A: Thirteen.

Q: Who led the NBA in hair colors in 1995?
A: Dennis Rodman.

Q: What seven-foot-one NBA center's first name translates as "little one"?
A: Shaquille O'Neal's.

Q: What do you have to be in the NBA to win the Eddie Gottlieb Trophy?
A: Rookie of the year.

Q: Whose all-time NBA assists record was broken by John Stockton in 1995?
A: Magic Johnson's.

Q: What basketball team had drubbed the New Jersey Reds 2,495 times straight before losing to them 100-99 in 1971?
A: The Harlem Globetrotters.

Q: What city decided to call its new NBA team the Grizzlies, after much debate?
A: Vancouver.


Q: Whose 1996 return to the NBA earned him simultaneous Time, Newsweek, U.S. News and Sports Illustrated covers?
A: Magic Johnson.

Q: What Celtics star of the 1980s did the Boston Globe say looked like Herman Munster?
A: Kevin McHale.

Q: What was the first NBA team to win 70 games or more in the regular season?
A: The Chicago Bulls.

Q:  Who holds the NBA scoring mark for a single half, with 59 points?
A: Wilt Chamberlin.

Q: What nickname did NBA star Karl Malone earn for his ability to deliver in the clutch?
A: The Mailman.

Q: How many NBA titles did Magic Johnson help the Lakers win as a player?
A: Five.

Q: What former L.A. Lakers guard became the team's general manger?
A: Jerry West. 

Q: What hoopsters did major league pitches Bob Gibson and Ferguson Jenkins once play for?
A: The Harlem Globetrotters.