50+ NBA Trivia Quiz Questions For The Ultimate Fans

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In this list of the best NBA trivia, we have compiled snippets from the early days of basketball to current NBA superstars. 

NBA is a popular sports league that has been around for a while. These basketball trivia questions cover everything from Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to King James.

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How many times did the Celtics beat the Hawks to win the NBA Finals during their 13-year dynasty?

1. 1

2. 2

3. 3

4. 4

Answer: 3

How many times was Tommy Heinsohn elected to the NBA All-Star Game?

1. 3

2. 6

3. 5

4. 9

Answer: 6

From 1959-1960 to 1967-78, Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain won all but one NBA MVP award. Who won the one game that they didn’t?

1. Oscar Robertson

2. Tom Heinsohn

3. Bob Cousy

4. Bob Pettit

Answer: Oscar Robertson

What was George Mikan’s highest single-season scoring average?

1. 31.4

2. 27.6

3. 28.0

4. 28.4

Answer: 28.4

Which of these players did not average 30 points per game in at least two seasons prior to 1970?

1. Elgin Baylor

2. Oscar Robertson

3. Jerry West

4. Rick Barry

Answer: Rick Barry

Which of these teams did Larry Brown NOT serve as a head coach.

1. The University of North Carolina

2. San Antonio Spurs

3. Detroit Pistons

4. Kansas University

Answer: The University of North Carolina

Who won the first slam dunk contest in 1976?

1. David Thompson

2. Larry Kenon

3. Julius Erving

4. Artis Gilmore

Answer: Julius Erving

Who is the ABA’s all-time leader in 3-point shooting percentage?

1. Louie Dampier

2. Darel Carrier

3. Steve Jones

4. Skeeter Swift

Answer: Darel Carrier

While Julius Erving is the only player to lead the ABA in scoring more than once, who set the all-time single-season scoring average at 34.6 points per game?

1. Rick Barry

2. Spencer Haywood

3. Dan Issel

4. Charlie Scott

Answer: Charlie Scott

Which of these nicknames did NOT belong to the Memphis ABA franchise from 1970-75?

1. Sounds

2. Jazz

3. Pros

4. Tams

Answer: Jazz

How many NBA Finals appearances did the Lakers make from 1980-81 to 1989-90?

1. 5

2. 7

3. 6

4. 8

Answer: 7

Adrian Dantley ended his playing career on which team?

1. Buffalo Braves

2. Utah Jazz

3. Milwaukee Bucks

4. Detroit Pistons

Answer: Milwaukee Bucks

Because of the Celtics and the 76ers, the Milwaukee Bucks were one of the best Eastern Conference teams of the 1980s no one remembers. How many consecutive Central Division titles did they win that decade?

1. 3

2. 5

3. 4

4. 6

Answer:  6

In 1980-81, the expansion Dallas Mavericks began their first NBA season. Who was their leading average scorer?

1. Brad Davis

2. Jim Spanarkel

3. Geoff Huston

4. Tom LaGardez

Answer: Geoff Huston

How many times did Michael Jordan lead the NBA in scoring during the 1990s?

1. 8

2. 6

3. 7

4. 9

Answer: 6

Which of these nicknames did Shaquille O’Neal NOT give himself?

1. The Big Aristotle

2. Wilt Chamberneezy

3. The Geaux Tiger

4. Shaq Fu

Answer: The Geaux Tiger

Lionel Simmons played his last professional NBA game of basketball in which year?

1. 1991

2. 1995

3. 1997

4. 2000

Answer: 1997

Which Duke player was the only overall No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft during the 1990s?

1. Grant Hill

2. Christian Laettner

3. Elton Brand

4. Bobby Hurley

Answer: Elton Brand

How many points did San Antonio Spurs’ center David Robinson score in the final game of the 1993-94 season to win the NBA scoring title?

1. 47

2. 62

3. 71

4. 58

Answer: 71

How many different players led the league in scoring in the 2000s?

1. 4

2. 8

3. 7

4. 6

Answer: 6

How many times did Allen Iverson say the word “practice” during his epic press conference rant during the 2002 playoffs?

1. 26

2. 22

3. 30

4. 28

Answer: 22

Shaquille O’Neal was drafted to the NBA in 1992 by which team?

1. Miami Heat

2. Orlando Magic

3. Cleveland Cavaliers

4. Los Angeles Lakers

Answer: Orlando Magic

Allen Iverson had back-to-back 30-point seasons in 2000-01 and 2001-02. Who was the last player before him to accomplish that feat?

1. Michael Jordan

2. Shaquille O’Neal

3. Adrian Dantley

4. George Gervin

Answer: Michael Jordan

Ben Wallace ended his career in 2012 on which team?

1. Detroit Pistons

2. Washington Wizards

3. Chicago Bulls

4. Orlando Magic

Answer: Detroit Pistons

How many straight seasons has Stephen Curry led the NBA in 3-pointers made?

1. 3

2. 4

3. 5

4. 6

Answer: 5

Who is the only player on the current Brooklyn Nets roster to have been with the team since the start of the last decade (2010-11)?

1. Brook Lopez

2. Randy Foye

3. Jeremy Lin

4. Trevor Booker

Answer: Brook Lopez

Which one of these players was not a No. 1 overall pick?

1. Anthony Bennett

2. Ben Simmons

3. John Wall

4. Jabari Parker

Answer: Jabari Parker

Who was the last team to make four straight NBA Finals appearances prior to the Miami Heat’s run from 2011-14?

1. Boston Celtics

2. Los Angeles Lakers

3. New York Knicks

4. Detroit Pistons

Answer: Boston Celtics

Who did Doc Rivers pass to be the all-time winningest coach in Clippers history?

1. Larry Brown

2. Bill Fitch

3. Vinny Del Negro

4. Jack Ramsay

Answer: Vinny Del Negro

Besides Mike Krzyzewski, who were the other two assistants to Chuck Daly on the 1992 U.S. staff?

1. P.J. Carlesimo and Jim Boeheim

2. Phil Jackson and Pat Riley

3. Larry Brown and George Karl

4. P.J. Carlesimo and Lenny Wilkens

Answer: P.J. Carlesimo and Lenny Wilkens

How many players on the 2008 U.S. team did NOT play collegiately?

1. 1

2. 2

3. 3

4. 4

Answer: 3

In which NCAA Final Four did 1992 Dream Team teammates Chris Mullin and Patrick Ewing square off?

1. 1984

2. 1985

3. 1986

4. 1987

Answer: 1985

Australian Joe Ingles launched his NBA career in 2014, playing for which team?

1. Utah Jazz

2. Cleveland Cavaliers

3. Golden State Warriors

4. San Antonio Spurs

Answer: Utah Jazz

Which country was the first to lose to the U.S. team by single digits after the rules change that allowed professional players to participate?

1. Lithuania

2. Greece

3. Argentina

4. Spain

Answer: Lithuania

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