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Game On: Basketball Quiz
by Staff
He shoots, he scores! Think you've got what it takes to drain it with nothing but net? Take our basketball quiz to find out if you're a true baller or if you just like the clothes.

Legendary college coach Bob Knight was fired from his job at Indiana after it was revealed he lied about:

  • accepting bribes
  • choking one of his players
  • supplying his players with performance-enhancing drugs

The term "March Madness" was first used on the air in 1982 by which excited sportscaster?

  • Brent Musburger
  • Marv Albert
  • Dick Vitale

Pat Riley, seven-time NBA champion coach, started out as a guard for what team?

  • San Diego Rockets
  • Portland Trailblazers
  • Miami Heat

Which guard managed to stop Magic Johnson from making an impact during four games in the 1991 NBA finals, leading his team to victory over the Lakers?

  • Larry Bird
  • Bill Lambeer
  • Scottie Pippen

What part of a regulation basketball court is also referred to as "the paint"?

  • freethrow lane
  • three point line
  • center circle

The power forward is generally best at:

  • rebounding
  • shooting threes
  • staying upright on a sweat-coated court

Which legendary center averaged 23.8 points per game during his first decade with the New York Knicks?

  • Walt Frazier
  • Patrick Ewing
  • Bill Bradley

If an offensive team touches the ball after it's gone behind the midcourt line before the other team touches it, they're called for a:

  • backcourt violation
  • double-dribble violation
  • five-second possession violation

Who’s the second leading NBA scorer of all time?

  • Michael Jordan
  • Karl Malone
  • Shaquille O'Neal

Basketball was invented in 1891 by:

  • James Naismith
  • Alan Hale
  • Peter Tork