How Well Do You Know The NBA?

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In the US, the NBA is the other most watched and followed sport after American football. How well do you know the NBA? This is the question that this quiz is trying to help you answer.


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  • 1. 

    Which NBA player holds the record for the most points scored in a single game?

    • A.

      LeBron James

    • B.

      Michael Jordan

    • C.

      Kobe Bryant

    • D.

      Wilt Chamberlain

    Correct Answer
    D. Wilt Chamberlain
    Explanation
    Wilt Chamberlain set the NBA record for most points scored in a single game when he scored 100 points for the Philadelphia Warriors in a game against the New York Knicks on March 2, 1962. This legendary performance remains one of the most iconic moments in NBA history.

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  • 2. 

    Who holds the records for most points scored in a game?

    • A.

      Bill Russel

    • B.

      Wilt Chamberlin

    • C.

      Michael Jordan

    • D.

      Kobe Bryant

    Correct Answer
    B. Wilt Chamberlin
    Explanation
    Wilt Chamberlin holds the record for the most points scored in a game. He achieved this incredible feat on March 2, 1962, when he scored 100 points for the Philadelphia Warriors against the New York Knicks. Chamberlin's record still stands to this day and is considered one of the greatest individual performances in basketball history.

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  • 3. 

    Who's nickname is "The Dream"

    • A.

      Hakeem Olajuwan

    • B.

      Larry Bird

    • C.

      Wilt Chamberlin

    • D.

      Michael Jordan

    Correct Answer
    A. Hakeem Olajuwan
    Explanation
    Hakeem Olajuwon is known as "The Dream" because of his exceptional skills and dominance on the basketball court. He played as a center and was considered one of the greatest players in NBA history. Olajuwon's nickname "The Dream" was given to him during his college years at the University of Houston, where his coach remarked that watching him play was like a dream. Throughout his career, Olajuwon showcased his incredible footwork, agility, and shot-blocking abilities, earning him the nickname that has become synonymous with his name.

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  • 4. 

    Who was "The Glove"?

    • A.

      Isaiah Thomas

    • B.

      Steve Nash

    • C.

      John Stockton

    • D.

      Gary Payton

    Correct Answer
    D. Gary Payton
    Explanation
    Gary Payton was known as "The Glove" because of his exceptional defensive skills. He was a tenacious and physical defender who was able to guard opposing players tightly, just like a glove fits snugly on a hand. Payton was known for his ability to disrupt the opposing team's offense and was one of the best defensive point guards in NBA history. He was a nine-time NBA All-Star and won the NBA Defensive Player of the Year award in 1996. Payton's defensive prowess earned him the nickname "The Glove" throughout his career.

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  • 5. 

    Who has the best name?

    • A.

      Kelly Olynyk

    • B.

      Giannis Antetokounmpo

    • C.

      Jonas Valanciunas

    • D.

      Luc Richard Mbah a Moute

    Correct Answer
    B. Giannis Antetokounmpo
    Explanation
    Giannis Antetokounmpo is considered to have the best name among the given options. This may be because his name is unique and has a distinctive sound to it. Additionally, his name is often praised for its cultural significance and represents his Greek heritage.

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  • 6. 

    Lebron James is _________.

    Correct Answer
    Brown
    Explanation
    LeBron James is referred to as "Brown" because it is his last name.

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  • 7. 

    Kobe's middle name is Bean

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Kobe's middle name being Bean is a fact that is stated in the question. Therefore, the correct answer is True.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following NBA players holds the record for the most career points scored in regular-season games?

    • A.

      Michael Jordan

    • B.

      LeBron James

    • C.

      Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

    • D.

      Kobe Bryant

    Correct Answer
    C. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
    Explanation
    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar holds the record for the most career points scored in regular-season games in NBA history, with a total of 38,387 points. This record has stood since he retired in 1989. LeBron James is actively playing and has been closing in on this record, but as of now, Abdul-Jabbar remains the all-time leader.

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