NBA - Seattle Supersonics Trivia

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  • 1. 

    Who was the leading rebounder for the Seattle Sonics during the 2006-07 NBA season?

    • A.

      Chris Wilcox

    • B.

      Nick Collison

    • C.

      Johan Petro

    • D.

      Rashard Lewis

    Correct Answer
    B. Nick Collison
    Explanation
    Nick Collison was the leading rebounder for the Seattle Sonics during the 2006-07 NBA season.

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  • 2. 

    Who was not a part of the Seattle Sonics' "Big Three" in the late 1980's?

    • A.

      Tom Chambers

    • B.

      Nate McMillan

    • C.

      Xavier McDaniel

    • D.

      Dale Ellis

    Correct Answer
    B. Nate McMillan
    Explanation
    The "Big Three" of the Seattle Sonics in the late 1980's consisted of Tom Chambers, Xavier McDaniel, and Dale Ellis. Nate McMillan was not a part of this trio.

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  • 3. 

    Which Seattle Sonics player did not make the 1995 NBA All-Star Game?

    • A.

      Detlef Schrempf

    • B.

      Kendall Gill

    • C.

      Shawn Kemp

    • D.

      Gary Payton

    Correct Answer
    B. Kendall Gill
    Explanation
    Kendall Gill did not make the 1995 NBA All-Star Game.

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  • 4. 

    Who was the first Seattle SuperSonics player to be named MVP of the NBA All-Star Game?

    • A.

      Tom Chambers

    • B.

      Shawn Kemp

    • C.

      Lenny Wilkins

    • D.

      Gary Payton

    Correct Answer
    C. Lenny Wilkins
    Explanation
    Lenny Wilkins was the first Seattle SuperSonics player to be named MVP of the NBA All-Star Game.

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  • 5. 

    Which Seattle Sonics player had the nickname "Downtown"?

    • A.

      Spencer Haywood

    • B.

      Dick Snyder

    • C.

      Jim Fox

    • D.

      Fred Brown

    Correct Answer
    D. Fred Brown
    Explanation
    Fred Brown is the correct answer because he was a player for the Seattle Sonics who was known for his exceptional shooting skills from long range, earning him the nickname "Downtown." He played for the Sonics from 1971 to 1984 and was a key contributor to the team's success, including their 1979 NBA championship win. Brown's ability to consistently make shots from downtown made him a fan favorite and solidified his nickname in Sonics history.

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  • 6. 

    Who did the Seattle Sonics take with the team's first draft pick in the 1987 NBA Draft?

    • A.

      Derrick McKey

    • B.

      Nate McMillan

    • C.

      Tommy Amaker

    • D.

      Scottie Pippen

    Correct Answer
    D. Scottie Pippen
    Explanation
    In the 1987 NBA Draft, the Seattle Sonics selected Scottie Pippen as their first draft pick. Pippen went on to have a highly successful career in the NBA, becoming one of the greatest players of all time. He played a major role in the Chicago Bulls' six championships in the 1990s alongside Michael Jordan. Pippen's versatile skills and defensive prowess made him a valuable asset to any team, and his selection by the Sonics in 1987 was a significant moment in his career.

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  • 7. 

    Which Sonics player set records for total points and three-point field goals in the 1988-89 season?

    • A.

      Michael Cage

    • B.

      Derrick McKey

    • C.

      Dale Ellis

    • D.

      Xavier McDaniel

    Correct Answer
    C. Dale Ellis
    Explanation
    Dale Ellis set records for total points and three-point field goals in the 1988-89 season for the Sonics.

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  • 8. 

    Which player went to the Seattle Sonics in 1997 in a three-way trade?

    • A.

      Vin Baker

    • B.

      Aaron Williams

    • C.

      Greg Anthony

    • D.

      Jerome Kersey

    Correct Answer
    A. Vin Baker
    Explanation
    Vin Baker is the correct answer because he was the player who went to the Seattle Sonics in 1997 in a three-way trade.

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  • 9. 

    The Sonics traded Xavier McDaniel to the Suns on December 7, 1990 for two draft picks and which player?

    • A.

      Ricky Pierce

    • B.

      Benoit Benjamin

    • C.

      Eddie Johnson

    • D.

      Dave Corzine

    Correct Answer
    C. Eddie Johnson
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Eddie Johnson. The Sonics traded Xavier McDaniel to the Suns on December 7, 1990, and as part of the trade, they received two draft picks and Eddie Johnson.

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  • 10. 

    The Seattle SuperSonics originally played in which arena?

    • A.

      Seattle Center Coliseum

    • B.

      Kingdome

    • C.

      Key Arena

    • D.

      Tacoma Dome

    Correct Answer
    A. Seattle Center Coliseum
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Seattle Center Coliseum. This was the original arena where the Seattle SuperSonics played their home games.

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  • 11. 

    Jim Fox set a Seattle Sonics record on December 26, 1973 against the LA Lakers with how many rebounds?

    • A.

      30

    • B.

      20

    • C.

      35

    • D.

      25

    Correct Answer
    A. 30
    Explanation
    Jim Fox set a Seattle Sonics record on December 26, 1973 against the LA Lakers with 30 rebounds.

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  • 12. 

    Which legendary NBA player was hired by the Seattle Sonics prior to the 1973-74 season?

    • A.

      Tom Nissalke

    • B.

      Bucky Buckwalter

    • C.

      Lenny Wilkins

    • D.

      Bill Russell

    Correct Answer
    D. Bill Russell
    Explanation
    Bill Russell is the correct answer because he was indeed hired by the Seattle Sonics prior to the 1973-74 season. Russell, who had a successful playing career with the Boston Celtics, joined the Sonics as their head coach and also served as the team's general manager. He played a crucial role in leading the Sonics to their first and only NBA championship in 1979.

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  • 13. 

    In what year did the Seattle SuperSonics win their first NBA championship?

    • A.

      1972

    • B.

      1980

    • C.

      1978

    • D.

      1979

    Correct Answer
    D. 1979
    Explanation
    The Seattle SuperSonics won their first NBA championship in 1979.

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  • 14. 

    Who was the original owner of the Seattle Supersonics?

    • A.

      Sam Schulman

    • B.

      Boeing

    • C.

      Bill Gates

    • D.

      Barry Ackerly

    Correct Answer
    A. Sam Schulman
    Explanation
    Sam Schulman is the correct answer because he was the original owner of the Seattle Supersonics. The Seattle Supersonics were a professional basketball team based in Seattle, Washington, and Sam Schulman was the one who brought the team to the city in 1967. He owned the team until 1983 when he sold it to Barry Ackerley. Therefore, Sam Schulman is the original owner of the Seattle Supersonics.

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  • 15. 

    After playing his entire career with the Seattle Supersonics, Slick Watts was traded to what team?

    • A.

      Portland Trail Blazers

    • B.

      Houston Rockets

    • C.

      New Orleans Jazz

    • D.

      San Diego Clippers

    Correct Answer
    C. New Orleans Jazz
    Explanation
    Slick Watts, after playing his entire career with the Seattle Supersonics, was traded to the New Orleans Jazz.

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