10 most difficult basketball riddlesBasketball quiz
How long is the quarter in the NCAA basketball league?
none of the above
In NCAA basketball league there are two 20 minute halfs.
Which team won the most NBA championships?
San Antonio Spurs
Los Angeles Lakers
The Celtics dominated the League in the '60s winning 8 titles in a row and missing only one season of 1966-67. Boston total score is 17 championships. Next comes LA Lakers (16), Chicago Bulls (6) and San Antonio Spurs (5).
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.
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.
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 scored the first basket in the history of the NBA?
Oscar Benjamin "Ossie" Schectman (1919- 2013) was an American professional basketball player. He is credited with having scored the first basket in the Basketball Association of America (BAA), which would later become the National Basketball Association (NBA).
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.
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 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.