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NBA Basketball Trivia

Try to slam dunk our NBA Basketball trivia quiz! Test your knowledge on our challenging questions on NBA teams, the Finals, MVP players, and legendary game performances from Johnson, Jordan, Bird and others. We have questions ranging from the old days of the NBA to the Lakers to the Chicago Bull dynasties. Try it now.

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What was introduced in 1954 to encourage shooting and discourage stalling?

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In 1949, which of the following NBL teams merged into the BAA?

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Which building hosted the first ever NBA game?

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Klay Thompson's father played for which NBA team?

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What teams were added when the NBA expanded to Canada?

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Who was the number one pick in the 2013 draft?

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Who was the first winner of the first ever three point contest in the NBA?

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Who broke the color barrier and became the first non-white player and the first player of Asian descent to play in the NBA?

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Besides the U.S.A., what other country does the NBA have a team from?

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This team set the record for most points scored in a season in 1981-1982....

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Who was the first commissioner of the NBA?

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Which NBA franchise has won 17 championships?

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Rick Pitino coached for which NBA team?

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Who are known as the "Splash Brothers"?

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Who among the following became the first African-American players in the NBA?

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What teams made their debut in 1970?

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From what period did the NBA expanded from 9 to 14 teams?

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How many games does each team play during a regular season?

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What team holds the record for the most wins in a single NBA regular season?

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Which NBA team holds the longest consecutive NBA Finals appearance streak?

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What team did Kobe played against when he scored both his lowest and highest game ever?

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Whos is the only player in NBA history to average at least 30 points and 20 rebounds per game in a season?

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Which of the following early basketball leagues become the choice for collegians looking to turn professional?

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Which league in the world owns the prestige of having the best paid athletes by average annual salary per player?

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When LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh played for the Miami Heat, they were collectively known as the...

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In 2016 this player was the first to be a unanimously voted MVP

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What team did Michael Jordan play for during his six championship runs?

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Which team is considered as the first dynasty in the NBA?

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What team won the NBA championship in the 2019-2020 season held in the NBA bubble?

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Besides the NBA, what are the other major sports leagues in the U.S.A.?

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Who was the player that scored the first ever basket in the Basketball Association of America (BAA)?

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Who served as president of the Basketball Association of America (BAA) between 1946 and 1949?

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What NBA records does Wilt Chamberlain hold?

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The NBA's regular season begins and ends from...

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In what year did the Basketball Association of America (BAA) changed to National Basketball Association (NBA)?

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Kobe Bryant was drafted straight out of high school by what team?

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Which of the following was nickname for Wilt Chamberlain?

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Wilt Chamberlain famously scored 100 points against which team?

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What NBA team has won the most championships in NBA history?

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What playoff seed were the Houston Rockets when they won the NBA title in the 1994-95 season?

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What team did LeBron James win his first NBA championship with?

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The 1992 United States men's Olympic basketball team was nicknamed into...

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Which NBA franchise has won 3 titles in a row?

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What was Kareem Abdul-Jabbar birth name?

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The iconic NBA logo debuted in...

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The Oklahoma City Thunder was originally established as...

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What team was the first to win an NBA championship?

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Which team won the 2021 finals?

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What team was known as the Seattle SuperSonics before moving to Oklahoma City in 2008?

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What franchise became the first former ABA team to win the NBA championship?

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NBA Trivia Questions
  • Who is the only player in NBA history to earn the accolades of Most Valuable Player, Coach of the Year, and Executive of the Year?
  • What jersey number did Larry Bird wear during high school, college and with the Boston Celtics?
  • Twitter’s first logo was named after whom?
  • Metta World Peace was previously known as…
  • Who is the shortest NBA player of all time?
  • How tall is Muggsy Bogues?
  • Who was Isaiah Thomas named after?
  • How tall is Isaiah Thomas?
  • What was the 2000 Summer Paralympics infamous for?
  • How many of the Spanish basketball team members from the 2000 Summer Paralympics had no disability?
  • Who was 139th overall pick in the seventh round of the 1977 NBA draft?
  • The NBA was founded in the year…
  • Who scored the first basket in the first ever NBA game?
  • Who is the only NBA player to score 100 points in a single game?
  • Who is the first NBA player to accumulate a score of over 30,000 points during his career?
  • The youngest NBA player to score 10,000 career points is…
  • Who is the first African American to play in the NBA?
  • In what year was the WNBA launched?
  • Who holds the record for the most finals MVP in the WNBA?
  • How many finals MVPs did Cynthia Cooper-Dyke earn during her career?
  • Who are considered as the tallest identical twins in WNBA history?
  • What is the height of WNBA twins Heidi and Heather Burge?
  • This player scored the first basket in WNBA history…
  • The following teams participated in the first ever WNBA playoffs except…
  • Which WNBA team won the 1997 championship?
  • Who has the honor of scoring the first ever dunk in the WNBA?