NBA Basketball Championship Trivia Questions

1. What Indiana Pacer did Knicks fan Spike Lee anger during the 1994 playoffs by calling him "Cheryl"?

  1. Reggie Miller
  2. Larry Bird
  3. Magic Johnson
  4. Michael Jordan

2. What two NBA players won the MVP trophy three times each from 1986 through 1992?

  1. Reggie Miller
  2. A & C
  3. Magic Johnson
  4. Michael Jordan

3. What player did the Boston Celtics draft between won-lost seasons of 29-53 and 61-21?

  1. Reggie Miller
  2. Larry Bird
  3. Magic Johnson
  4. Michael Jordan

4. Who was the first hoopster to win eight NBA scoring titles?

  1. Reggie Miller
  2. Larry Bird
  3. Magic Johnson
  4. Michael Jordan

5. What NBA stars did Forbes list as the highest paid athletes for 1994?

  1. Reggie Miller
  2. Larry Bird
  3. Magic Johnson
  4. Michael Jordan

7. What L.A. Lakers great might have played for Chicago if the Bulls had called "tails" in a 1979 NBA coin toss?

  1. Reggie Miller
  2. Larry Bird
  3. Magic Johnson
  4. Michael Jordan

9. What NBA team became the first to defeat the Boston Celtics in 12 straight games, in 1995?

  1. The New York Knicks
  2. The Chicago Bulls
  3. The Lakers
  4. The Orlando Magic

6. Who earned $32 million of his $36 million 1993 earnings from endorsements?

  1. Reggie Miller
  2. Larry Bird
  3. Magic Johnson
  4. Michael Jordan

8. What franchise has played in the most NBA finals since 1947?

  1. The New York Knicks
  2. The Chicago Bulls
  3. The Lakers
  4. The Orlando Magic

10. What NBA team is know in China as "the Red Oxen"?

  1. The New York Knicks
  2. The Chicago Bulls
  3. The Lakers
  4. The Orlando Magic

11. What NBA team plays home games at a facility nicknamed "The O-rena"?

  1. The New York Knicks
  2. The Chicago Bulls
  3. The Lakers
  4. The Orlando Magic

12. What sports team got its name because its owners wanted to "set the pace" in the NBA?

  1. The New York Knicks
  2. The Chicago Bulls
  3. The Indiana Pacers
  4. The Orlando Magic

13. What NBA team started out in 1948 as the Tri-Cities Blackhawks?

  1. The New York Knicks
  2. The Chicago Bulls
  3. The Indiana Pacers
  4. The Atlanta Hawks

14. What NBA team failed to make the playoffs in 1994 for the first time since 1976?

  1. The New York Knicks
  2. The Chicago Bulls
  3. The Indiana Pacers
  4. The Los Angeles Lakers

15. Which NBA team drafted the great Pete Maravich?

  1. The New York Knicks
  2. The Chicago Bulls
  3. The Atlanta Hawks
  4. The Los Angeles Lakers

17. What NBA team is named after a car part?

  1. The New York Knicks
  2. The Chicago Bulls
  3. The Detroit Pistons
  4. The Los Angeles Lakers

19. When was the actual basketball "ball" invented?

  1. 1925
  2. 1929
  3. 1920
  4. 1930

21. When was basketball first introduced as an Olympic sport?

  1. 1955
  2. 1939
  3. 1940
  4. 1936

16. What 20th-century decade saw the NBA adopt the 24-second shot clock?

  1. 1965s
  2. 1950s
  3. 1956s
  4. 1970s

18. What country was the inventor of basketball born in?

  1. England
  2. USA
  3. Canada
  4. Swizerland

20. When and who played the first college basketball game?

  1. 1895
  2. 1899
  3. 1890
  4. 1896

22. When was the first national championship series played by the forerunner of today's NBA?

  1. 1955
  2. 1939
  3. 1947
  4. 1936

23. What NBA star attempted a record 28,307 field goals in regular season games? What NBA star attempted a record 28,307 field goals in regular season games?

  1. Reggie Miller
  2. Larry Bird
  3. Magic Johnson
  4. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

24. What player has the most career points?

  1. Reggie Miller
  2. Larry Bird
  3. Magic Johnson
  4. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

25. Who had the most personal fouls called on them in a career?

  1. Reggie Miller
  2. Larry Bird
  3. Magic Johnson
  4. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

26. Since 1982 only two players have won back-to-back sixth man of the year awards. Name them

  1. Reggie Miller
  2. Larry Bird
  3. Kevin McHale
  4. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

27. Who is the NBA's career steals leader?

  1. Reggie Miller
  2. Larry Bird
  3. John Stockton
  4. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

29. Who is the lowest seeded team to win the NBA title?

  1. The New York Knicks
  2. The Chicago Bulls
  3. The Houston Rockets
  4. The Los Angeles Lakers

28. What player has the most career assists?

  1. Reggie Miller
  2. Larry Bird
  3. John Stockton
  4. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

30. Who was the oldest active player in the NBA history?

  1. Reggie Miller
  2. Larry Bird
  3. Robert Parrish
  4. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Answers:

  1. Ans: Reggie Miller.
  2. Ans: A & C
  3. Ans: Larry Bird
  4. Ans: Michael Jordan
  5. Ans: Michael Jordan
  6. Ans: Michael Jordan
  7. Ans: Magic Johnson
  8. Ans: The Lakers
  9. Ans: The New York Knicks
  10. Ans: The Chicago Bulls
  11. Ans: The Orlando Magic
  12. Ans: The Indiana Pacers
  13. Ans: The Atlanta Hawks
  14. Ans: The Los Angeles Lakers
  15. Ans: The Atlanta Hawks
  1. Ans: 1950s
  2. Ans: The Detroit Pistons
  3. Ans: Canada
  4. Ans: 1929
  5. Ans: 1896
  6. Ans: 1936
  7. Ans: 1947
  8. Ans: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  9. Ans: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  10. Ans: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  11. Ans: Kevin McHale
  12. Ans: John Stockton
  13. Ans: John Stockton
  14. Ans: Houston Rockets
  15. Ans: Robert Parrish

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