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60 NBA Trivia Questions To Challenge Even the Biggest Fans

The NBA, National Basketball Association, has 30 participating teams and was founded in New York City, New York in 1946. It is one of the most widely enjoyed sports associations in existence. The fan base is loyal and enthusiastic, making games a high stake event for everyone involved. Find out how loyal a fan you are with these NBA trivia questions and answers!

Even though the NBA is based in the United States and Canada, the association is passionate about driving the growth of basketball all around the world. Its mission statement takes this literally as it is to “Inspire and connect people everywhere through the power of basketball.” The NBA revolves around inclusivity and promoting ethical practices.

Are you ready to take on the task of testing your NBA knowledge? Find out just how much you know and start our NBA trivia quiz. 

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What college basketball team did Bobby Knight coach for 29 years?

Duke

Michigan

Kansas

Indiana

Who was named 2010 NBA All-Star game MVP?

Dwayne Wade

Luc Longley

Jerry West

Bill Walton

Which SuperSonics player played the most number of minutes in a game?

Detlef Schrempf

Gary Payton

Shawn Kemp

Dale Ellis

Which number did Michael Jordan NOT wear for the Bulls during his career?

21

23

12

45

In which year was Michael Jordan drafted into the NBA?

1982

1984

1986

1988

When was the NBA founded?

1942

1946

1950

1954

In 2000, who won the Slam Dunk Contest via an ‘elbow in the rim’ dunk?

Gerald Green

Brent Barry

Vince Carter

Dominique Wilkins

On what college team did Carmelo Anthony play?

Kansas

Kentucky

Syracuse

Connecticut

K-Mart’ played alongside Chauncey Billups for what Colorado team?

Washington Wizards

L.A. Clippers

Denver Nuggets

New Orleans Hornets

Which player was NOT an overall number one pick in the NBA draft?

Dwight Howard

Tim Duncan

Allen Iverson

Michael Jordan

As of 2010, who owns the NBA record for the most technical fouls committed with 41?

Rasheed Wallace

Rip Hamilton

Chauncey Billups

Ben Wallace

The Coach of the Year trophy was named after which Celtics coach?

Phil Jackson

Doc Rivers

Bill Russell

Red Auerbach

What year was Larry Bird drafted into the NBA?

1978

1979

1977

1980

Which of these players did NOT come from Duke University?

Carlos Boozer

Elton Brand

Grant Hill

Kevin Love

Who holds the most number of career assists with 15,806?

John Stockton

Mark Jackson

Sammy Sosa

Jermaine O’Neal

Bill Russell played his entire professional basketball career with what team?

Los Angeles Lakers

Chicago Bulls

Boston Celtics

New York Knicks

With 97, who has the most consecutive free throws made?

Ben Wallace

Shaquille O’Neal

Karl Malone

Micheal Williams

Which player sank a 60-foot shot on April 29, 1970?

Magic Johnson

Red Auerbach

Jerry West

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Jim Boeheim is famous for coaching what college basketball team?

Syracuse

Duke

Ohio State

North Carolina

Which NBA All-Star went to the same high school as Bob Dylan?

John Wesley Harding

John Turley Dillon

Bob Zimmerman

Kevin McHale

Who was the shortest person to compete in the NBA Slam Dunk Contest?

Muggsy Bogues

Nate Robinson

Spud Webb

Earl Boykins

Which player won 11 NBA championships?

Michael Jordan

Sam Jones

Kobe Bryant

Bill Russell

Which duo helped the Lakers win the championship from 2000-02?

Bynum and Gasol

O’Neal and Bryant

Stockton and Malone

Robinson and Duncan

Who is the youngest Lakers Slam Dunk Champion at 18 years & 169 days?

Jerry West

Andrew Bynum

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Kobe Bryant

Which player did NOT win multiple NBA MVP awards?

Tim Duncan

Steve Nash

Charles Barkley

Karl Malone

In the 2001-02 season, who led the league in blocks and rebounding?

Ben Wallace

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Hakeem Olajuwon

Dwight Howard

Which Rockets player has dual citizenship: Argentine and Spanish?

Anderson Varejao

Trevor Ariza

David Andersen

Luis Scola

Which player in his rookie year had the most blocks in a game?

Hakeem Olajuwon

Manute Bol

Shaquille O’Neal

Dekembe Mutombo

Which player did NOT record at least 10,000 NBA career assists?

John Stockton

Jason Kidd

Bob Cousy

Mark Jackson

Which of these players did NOT wear jersey number 33?

Patrick Ewing

Grant Hill

A. C. Green

Larry Bird

Who is the shortest player ever to block Patrick Ewing?

Malik Rose

Shawn Bradley

Muggsy Bogues

Yao Ming

Which Muslim name was adopted by Lew Alcindor of the Milwaukee Bucks?

Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf

Bob Dandridge

Zaid Abdul-Aziz

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Which player has championship rings with the Lakers, Spurs & Rockets?

Steve Francis

Clyde Drexler

Sam Cassell

Robert Horry

Wang Zhizhi became the first NBA player from which country?

China

Korea

Japan

Spain

In 1992, who had the most free throws made in a game without a miss?

Dominique Wilkins

Wilt Chamberlain

Vince Carter

Ben Wallace

In 2008, which Nuggets star made the most points in a quarter with 33?

Carmelo Anthony

Chris Andersen

David Thompson

Penny Hardaway

Who scored the first NBA points in the 21st century?

Derrick Rose

Kevin Durant

John Amaechi

Dwyane Wade

How many times did Michael Jordan win the NBA dunk competition?

2

1

5

3

Which retired player has the highest free throw percentage at 90.39%?

Burt Reynolds

Peja Stojakovic

Steve Nash

Mark Price

For what team did John Stockton play his entire career?

Utah Jazz

Los Angeles Lakers

Sacramento Kings

Golden State Warriors

Who beat Dr. J in the 1984 Slam Dunk contest?

Kenny Walker

Cedric Ceballos

Josh Smith

Larry Nance

Which player won Rookie of the Year with Portland?

Derrick Coleman

Brandon Roy

Larry Johnson

Chris Webber

Which is Larry Bird’s hometown?

French Lick, Ind.

Salt Lick, Ind.

Boston, Mass.

Terre Haute, Ind.

On January 23, 2001, which Mavs recorded the most steals in a half?

Michael Finley

Josh Howard

Jason Terry

Dirk Nowitzki

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s last game was against which team?

Jazz

Pistons

Knicks

Celtics

Nicknamed ‘Agent Zero’, who is this NBA player?

Tim Hardaway

Dan Majerle

Gilbert Arenas

Toni Kukoc

As of 2010, who holds the most 60 point games?

Michael Jordan

Wilt Chamberlain

Jerry West

Julius Erving

Who holds the NBA record for fouling out in just 3 minutes of action?

Dennis Rodman

Don Boven

Dick Farley

Bubba Wells

Red Auerbach famously coached which NBA team?

Boston Celtics

Detroit Pistons

New York Knicks

Los Angeles

What was San Antonio Spur David Robinson’s Nickname?

General

Ensign

Admiral

Captain

Which team did LeBron James join in 2010?

Heat

Knicks

Magic

Bulls

Which of these players was the only one to attend college?

Kevin Durant

Kobe Bryant

LeBron James

Kevin Garnett

In 2007, which Kings player scored 20 points with only one field goal?

Chris Kaman

Kevin Martin

Andre Iguodala

Kenyon Martin

Who is the first player born in the 1990s to be drafted by the NBA?

Eric Gordon

Derrick Rose

Ricky Rubio

O.J. Mayo

Who is the only NBA player to average a triple-double?

Magic Johnson

Oscar Robertson

Vince Carter

Patrick Ewing

Which player owns the most number of championship rings in NBA?

Chris Mullin

Michael Jordan

Bill Russell

Wilt Chamberlain

Who became the first European to win the MVP award?

Hakeem Olajuwon

Steve Nash

Dirk Nowitzki

Luol Deng

Which team became the only 8th seeded team to reach the NBA Finals?

Warriors

Clippers

Nuggets

Knicks

Which Jazz player has the most All-NBA first team honors with 11?

Jason Richardson

Michael Jordan

Karl Malone

Vinny Del Negro

Who was the first Argentine to play in the NBA?

Ruben Wolkowyski

Carlos Arroyo

Ricky Rubio

Manu Ginóbili

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