Nothin' but Net: NBA Trivia Quiz
by Staff

In what city were the Los Angeles Lakers initially based?

  • Detroit, Michigan
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Rochester, New York

Wilt Chamberlain once scored 100 points in a game. Which player has the second-highest total points in a single game?

  • Kobe Bryant
  • LeBron James
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Who guarded Michael Jordan when he made his buzzer-beater against Cleveland in the 1989 playoffs?

  • Bryon Russell
  • Charles Barkley
  • Craig Ehlo

How long is a regulation NBA game?

  • 40 minutes
  • 48 minutes
  • 60 minutes

Has a player ever averaged a triple-double for an entire season?

  • yes
  • no

How many seconds does an NBA team get to shoot?

  • 10 seconds
  • 24 seconds
  • 30 seconds

Which of these players has a father who also played in the NBA?

  • Steph Curry
  • LeBron James
  • Kristaps Porzingis

Who was the first Mexican-born player in the NBA?

  • Eduardo Najera
  • Carlos Delfino
  • Horacio Llamas

Which NBA team has won the most titles?

  • Los Angeles Lakers
  • Chicago Bulls
  • Boston Celtics

What former player was the inspiration for the NBA logo?

  • Wilt Chamberlain
  • Jerry West
  • Elgin Baylor

Which of these players went straight to the NBA from high school?

  • John Wall
  • Monta Ellis
  • Kevin Durant

What were the New Orleans Pelicans previously called?

  • Hornets
  • Bullets
  • Royals

In what season did the NBA adopt the 3-point shot?

  • 1969-70
  • 1979-80
  • 1991-92

In the last two minutes, where can a team inbound after a timeout?

  • frontcourt
  • backcourt only
  • under the opponent's basket

What was the late NBA player Darryl Dawkins’ nickname?

  • Clyde
  • All-World
  • Chocolate Thunder

What former NBA player became famous for marketing a brand of $15 sneakers?

  • Stephon Marbury
  • Charles Barkley
  • Michael Jordan

How long does an NBA team have to get the ball across the midcourt line?

  • eight seconds
  • 24 seconds
  • 30 seconds

Who can overturn referee calls based on video replays during a game?

  • league officials
  • fans
  • head referee

What percentage of corner 3-pointers do NBA teams make, on average?

  • 25 percent
  • 30 percent
  • 40 percent

How long can a defensive player stay in the key area if he is not guarding an opponent?

  • one second
  • three seconds
  • 10 seconds

Who is the youngest player to score 25,000 points in his career?

  • LeBron James
  • Michael Jordan
  • Wilt Chamberlain

What manufacturer makes the official NBA game ball?

  • Wilson
  • Nike
  • Spalding

What is the average height of an NBA player?

  • 6 feet, 3 inches (2 meters)
  • 6 feet, 7 inches
  • 6 feet, 11 inches

Who won the highest-scoring NBA game ever?

  • Detroit Pistons
  • Los Angeles Clippers
  • Dallas Mavericks

How long is an NBA overtime period?

  • two minutes
  • five minutes
  • 24 minutes

What player has the record for most offensive rebounds in a game?

  • Zaza Pachulia
  • Moses Malone
  • Kevin Garnett

Who was the first foreign-born NBA player to become league MVP?

  • Toni Kukoc
  • Dirk Nowitzki
  • Pau Gasol

At the buzzer, a shot is good if it already has done what?

  • gone through the net
  • left the shooter's hand
  • appeared on the scoreboard

What player became famous for his “skyhook”?

  • Larry Bird
  • George Mikan
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Who is the shortest player in NBA history?

  • Earl Boykins
  • Keith Jennings
  • Tyrone "Muggsy" Bogues