10 most difficult NBA riddlesNBA quiz
Only four players have recorded a quadruple-double in NBA history. Which one below didn't do that?
Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon
A quadruple-double is a double digit number in four of five statistical categories—points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocked shots—in a game. Wilt holds a countless records but not this one. The unlisted player is Nate Thurmond.
Who won the most Slam Dunk Contests during the NBA All-Star Weekend?
Nate Robinson is the only player to win the contest three times in 2006, 2009 and 2010. The other players listed won it twice.
Which of those teams never won the NBA Championship?
Most of NBA teams have changed its name over the years. Syracuse Nationals (now Philadelphia 76ers) won Championships 3 times, Tri-Cities Blackhawks (now Atlanta Hawks) won in 1958, Rochester Royals (now Sacramento Kings) won in 1951, Buffalo Braves (now LA Clippers) never even reached the finals.
Who is the youngest player to win the NBA Most Valuable Player Award?
Derrick Rose was drafted first overall by his hometown Chicago Bulls in the 2008 NBA draft. In 2011, at age 22, he became the youngest player to win the NBA MVP Award and the first Chicago Bulls player to win it since Michael Jordan in 1998.
Which NBA team retired Michael Jordan's jersey number despite he never played for them?
In 2003 they had no retired jersey numbers yet, so Heat owners made a very unusual move. They retired number 23 as a token of appreciation to Micheal Jordan for the great things he has done for the game.
What was Kobe Bryant's NBA draft pick?
Kobe Bryant declared for the NBA draft upon high school graduation and was selected in the 13th overall pick in the 1996 NBA draft by the Charlotte Hornets, who traded him to the Lakers. He holds the NBA record for the most seasons playing with one franchise for an entire career and is widely regarded as one of the greatest basketball players of all time.
Who is the first and only player in NBA history to be elected MVP by a unanimous vote?
Curry won back-to-back NBA MVP Awards in the 2014–15 and 2015–16 seasons. The latter also made him the first player in NBA history to be elected MVP by a unanimous vote while leading the league in scoring, shooting above 50–40–90, and breaking the NBA record for most 3-pointers made in a season (402).
Which was the only NBA team other than the Boston Celtics to win a championship in the 1960s?
New York Knicks
Los Angeles Lakers
During the Bill Russell era, the Celtics won 11 NBA titles in 13 seasons between 1957 and 1969. They won the championship every year in the 1960s except for 1967 when they lost in the Division Finals to the eventual champions Philadelphia 76ers.
Which NBA player holds the record for the most consecutive games played?
A. C. Green played in more consecutive games (1192) than any other player in NBA history. He had to overcome several injuries on his way to the streak, like the one from 1995-96 season when he was intentionally elbowed in the face. Green lost two teeth and suffered a head injury, which forced him to wear a protective mask, and playing only a couple of minutes a game for a few weeks.
Which player below wasn't a number one pick for the NBA draft?
Dwayne Wade was a number 5 pick for the 2003 NBA draft - which was one of the most talented draft pools in draft history. Four of the top five picks are NBA All-Stars and "Redeem Team" Olympic Gold Medalists: Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade, and LeBron James (number one pick).