Are You A Basketball Player?

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Are You A Basketball Player? - Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What NBA team originally drafted Dr. J?

    • A.

      Milwaukee Bucks

    • B.

      Philadelphia 76ers

    • C.

      New York Knicks

    • D.

      New Jersey Nets

    Correct Answer
    A. Milwaukee Bucks
    Explanation
    Dr. J, also known as Julius Erving, was originally drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks. However, he never played for the Bucks as he was immediately traded to the Virginia Squires in the ABA. Later on, he joined the NBA and played for the Philadelphia 76ers, where he achieved great success and became one of the most iconic basketball players of all time.

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  • 2. 

    In what year did the NBA make its debut season?

    • A.

      1936

    • B.

      1953

    • C.

      1946

    • D.

      1949

    Correct Answer
    C. 1946
    Explanation
    The NBA made its debut season in 1946.

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  • 3. 

    Who was the hero of the 1987 NCAA Finals?

    • A.

      Keith Smart

    • B.

      Rony Seikly

    • C.

      Steve Alford

    • D.

      Michael Jordan

    Correct Answer
    A. Keith Smart
    Explanation
    Keith Smart was the hero of the 1987 NCAA Finals because he hit the game-winning shot in the final seconds to secure the championship for his team. His clutch performance in the crucial moment made him the standout player of the game and earned him the title of the hero of the finals.

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  • 4. 

    What number did Anfernee Hardaway wear in college?

    • A.

      23

    • B.

      1

    • C.

      20

    • D.

      25

    Correct Answer
    D. 25
    Explanation
    Anfernee Hardaway wore the number 25 in college.

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  • 5. 

    Who was the first NBA player to have a field goal percentage of at least 50% and a free throw percentage of at least 90% in the same season?

    • A.

      Rick Barry

    • B.

      Larry Bird

    • C.

      Magic Johnson

    • D.

      Michael Jordan

    Correct Answer
    B. Larry Bird
    Explanation
    Larry Bird was the first NBA player to have a field goal percentage of at least 50% and a free throw percentage of at least 90% in the same season. This means that Bird was not only an efficient shooter from the field, but also excelled at making free throws. His ability to consistently make shots from both areas of the court showcased his exceptional shooting skills and contributed to his success as a player.

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  • 6. 

    What does A.C. stand for in basketball player A.C. Green's name?

    • A.

      Almond Christie

    • B.

      Alvin Charles

    • C.

      Nothing

    • D.

      Alex Carl

    Correct Answer
    C. Nothing
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Nothing" because A.C. Green's name does not stand for any specific words or initials. It is simply his given name with the initials A.C.

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  • 7. 

    Which basketball player's name means "Little Warrior"?

    • A.

      Dikembe Mutombo

    • B.

      Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal

    • C.

      Hakeem Olajuwon

    • D.

      Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf

    Correct Answer
    B. Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal
    Explanation
    Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal's name does not mean "Little Warrior". The given question is incorrect as it does not provide accurate information.

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  • 8. 

    What NBA player saw his scoring production rise for eight consecutive seasons?

    • A.

      Michael Jordan

    • B.

      Karl Malone

    • C.

      Derek Harper

    • D.

      Dale Ellis

    Correct Answer
    C. Derek Harper
    Explanation
    Derek Harper saw his scoring production rise for eight consecutive seasons. This means that in each of those eight seasons, Harper's scoring output increased compared to the previous season. This indicates that Harper was consistently improving as a scorer over that period of time.

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  • 9. 

    What university did NBA forward Gary Trent play for?

    • A.

      Temple

    • B.

      University Of Texas El Paso

    • C.

      Hawaii

    • D.

      Ohio

    Correct Answer
    D. Ohio
    Explanation
    Gary Trent played college basketball for Ohio University.

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  • 10. 

    What NBA player played Wilt "The Stilt" Chamberlain in the movie, "Rebound"?

    • A.

      Joe Smith

    • B.

      Kevin Garnett

    • C.

      Wilt Chamberlin

    • D.

      Alonzo Mourning

    Correct Answer
    B. Kevin Garnett
    Explanation
    Kevin Garnett played Wilt "The Stilt" Chamberlain in the movie "Rebound". This means that Garnett portrayed the character of Chamberlain in the film.

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  • 11. 

    Which school is not part of the "Big 5" (in Philadelphia)?

    • A.

      St. Joseph's

    • B.

      Pennsylvania

    • C.

      Lasalle

    • D.

      Drexel

    Correct Answer
    D. Drexel
    Explanation
    Drexel is not part of the "Big 5" in Philadelphia because the "Big 5" refers to a group of five prominent college basketball programs in Philadelphia, namely Villanova, Temple, St. Joseph's, Pennsylvania (Penn), and La Salle. Drexel does not belong to this group.

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  • 12. 

    Which NBA player amassed 3,897 career playoff points?

    • A.

      Jerry West

    • B.

      Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

    • C.

      Larry Bird

    • D.

      James Worthy

    Correct Answer
    C. Larry Bird
    Explanation
    Larry Bird is the correct answer because he amassed 3,897 career playoff points in his NBA career. Bird is widely regarded as one of the greatest basketball players of all time and had a highly successful career with the Boston Celtics. He was known for his scoring ability and clutch performances in the playoffs, contributing significantly to his career playoff point total.

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  • 13. 

    Who was named MVP of the NBA playoff finals in 1970 and 1973?

    • A.

      Wilt Chamberlin

    • B.

      Willis Reed

    • C.

      Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

    • D.

      Moses Malone

    Correct Answer
    B. Willis Reed
    Explanation
    Willis Reed was named MVP of the NBA playoff finals in 1970 and 1973. He played for the New York Knicks and was instrumental in leading the team to victory in both of those years. Reed was known for his strong leadership, defensive skills, and ability to dominate in the paint. He was a key player in the Knicks' success during that time period, and his performances in the finals earned him the MVP honors.

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  • 14. 

    Which of the following has not had his number retired at Duke?

    • A.

      Gene Banks

    • B.

      Dick Groat

    • C.

      Mike Gminski

    • D.

      Jeff Mullins

    Correct Answer
    A. Gene Banks
    Explanation
    Gene Banks is the correct answer because his number has not been retired at Duke. This means that Duke University has not honored him by permanently displaying his jersey or number in recognition of his achievements and contributions to the basketball program.

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  • 15. 

    Whose team won the Championship in his first year as head coach at Kentucky?

    • A.

      Rich Pertinno

    • B.

      Stubby Smith

    • C.

      Jeff Padgett

    • D.

      Tubby Smith

    Correct Answer
    D. Tubby Smith
    Explanation
    Tubby Smith's team won the Championship in his first year as head coach at Kentucky.

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  • 16. 

    Who of these NBA players has the highest career field goal percentage?

    • A.

      Artis Gilmore

    • B.

      Kevin Mchale

    • C.

      Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

    • D.

      Wilt Chamberlain

    Correct Answer
    A. Artis Gilmore
    Explanation
    Artis Gilmore has the highest career field goal percentage among these NBA players. This means that he has made the highest percentage of his field goal attempts throughout his career compared to the other players mentioned.

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  • 17. 

    Who are the first two players to win the NBA MVP in their rookie season?

    • A.

      Bill Russell And Wes Unseld

    • B.

      Wes Unseld And Wilt Chamberlain

    • C.

      Wilt Chamberlain And Walt Frazier

    • D.

      Michael Jordan And Larry Bird

    Correct Answer
    B. Wes Unseld And Wilt Chamberlain
    Explanation
    Wes Unseld and Wilt Chamberlain are the first two players to win the NBA MVP in their rookie season. They achieved this remarkable feat by making a significant impact on their respective teams right from the start of their careers. Wes Unseld won the MVP award in the 1968-1969 season as a member of the Baltimore Bullets, while Wilt Chamberlain won it in the 1959-1960 season as a member of the Philadelphia Warriors. Both players showcased exceptional skills and dominance on the court, earning them the prestigious MVP title in their rookie years.

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  • 18. 

    During the 1996-1997 NBA season, which team had the highest average age among its players?

    • A.

      New York Knicks

    • B.

      Houston Rockets

    • C.

      Utah Jazz

    • D.

      Chicago Bulls

    Correct Answer
    D. Chicago Bulls
    Explanation
    During the 1996-1997 NBA season, the Chicago Bulls had the highest average age among its players. This means that, on average, the players on the Bulls team were older compared to the players on the other teams listed (New York Knicks, Houston Rockets, and Utah Jazz). It is important to note that age can be a factor in determining a team's experience and maturity, which may have contributed to the Bulls' success during that season.

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  • 19. 

    Which team won the first American Basketball Association (ABA) Championship?

    • A.

      Kentucky Colonels

    • B.

      New Orleans Bucs

    • C.

      Pittsburgh Pipers

    • D.

      Indiana Pacers

    Correct Answer
    C. Pittsburgh Pipers
    Explanation
    The Pittsburgh Pipers won the first American Basketball Association (ABA) Championship.

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  • 20. 

    Who was selected the Most Valuable Player of the NBA's first All-Star game?

    • A.

      Ed Macauley

    • B.

      Bob Cousy

    • C.

      Paul Arizin

    • D.

      George Mikan

    Correct Answer
    A. Ed Macauley
    Explanation
    Ed Macauley was selected as the Most Valuable Player of the NBA's first All-Star game.

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  • 21. 

    Who was the first woman to make a field goal in WNBA history?

    • A.

      Penny Toler

    • B.

      Tina Thompson

    • C.

      Haixia Zheng

    • D.

      Jennifer Gillom

    Correct Answer
    A. Penny Toler
    Explanation
    Penny Toler is the correct answer because she was the first woman to make a field goal in WNBA history.

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  • 22. 

    Which shoe company did Reggie Lewis endorse in his first TV commercial?

    • A.

      L.A. Gear

    • B.

      Nike

    • C.

      Reebok

    • D.

      Adidas

    Correct Answer
    D. Adidas
    Explanation
    Reggie Lewis endorsed Adidas in his first TV commercial.

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  • 23. 

    Who was the fourth pick in the 93-94 draft?

    • A.

      Penny Hardaway

    • B.

      Chris Webber

    • C.

      Jamal Mashburn

    • D.

      Calbert Chaney

    Correct Answer
    C. Jamal Mashburn
    Explanation
    Jamal Mashburn was the fourth pick in the 93-94 draft.

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  • 24. 

    How many seconds are in a full timeout in an NBA game?

    • A.

      60

    • B.

      75

    • C.

      100

    • D.

      20

    Correct Answer
    C. 100
    Explanation
    A full timeout in an NBA game lasts for 100 seconds. This allows the teams to regroup, strategize, and rest before continuing the game. The longer duration of a full timeout allows for more in-depth discussions and adjustments to be made by the coaches and players.

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  • 25. 

    On what date did Michael Jordan score the playoff record of 63 points?

    • A.

      32203

    • B.

      31521

    • C.

      30061

    • D.

      33369

    Correct Answer
    B. 31521
    Explanation
    The number 31521 does not correspond to a specific date. It is likely that this answer is incorrect or that the question is incomplete or unclear.

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  • 26. 

    Why did Michael Jordan wear the number 23?

    • A.

      He Had It Since College

    • B.

      He Had It Since High School

    • C.

      His Father Had That Number When He Played

    • D.

      He Was Only Half The Player As His Brother

    Correct Answer
    D. He Was Only Half The Player As His Brother
  • 27. 

    Whose record did Michael Jordan break for consecutive games with double digit scoring?

    • A.

      Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

    • B.

      Wilt Chamberlain

    • C.

      Julius Erving

    • D.

      Larry Bird

    Correct Answer
    A. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
    Explanation
    Michael Jordan broke Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's record for consecutive games with double-digit scoring. This means that Jordan scored at least 10 points in a game for a longer stretch of games than Abdul-Jabbar did.

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  • 28. 

    Who is the NBA's all-time leader in playoff rebounds?

    • A.

      Bill Russell

    • B.

      Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

    • C.

      Dennis Rodman

    • D.

      Wilt Chamberlain

    Correct Answer
    A. Bill Russell
    Explanation
    Bill Russell is the correct answer because he is the NBA's all-time leader in playoff rebounds. Throughout his career, Russell was known for his exceptional rebounding skills, averaging 24.9 rebounds per game in the playoffs. He played for the Boston Celtics and won a total of 11 NBA championships, making him one of the most successful players in NBA history. Russell's dominance on the boards played a significant role in his team's success, solidifying his position as the all-time leader in playoff rebounds.

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  • 29. 

    How many points did Michael Jordan score in his last college game at North Carolina?

    • A.

      46

    • B.

      16

    • C.

      8

    • D.

      36

    Correct Answer
    B. 16
    Explanation
    Michael Jordan scored 16 points in his last college game at North Carolina.

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  • 30. 

    What famous magazine did Michael Jordan refuse to speak with during his playing days?

    • A.

      Playboy

    • B.

      ESPN The Magazine

    • C.

      People

    • D.

      Sports Illustrated

    Correct Answer
    D. Sports Illustrated
    Explanation
    During his playing days, Michael Jordan refused to speak with Sports Illustrated magazine.

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