Written by: Katherine

Date: May 15, 2021

Brooklyn Nets vs NY Knicks
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About This Quiz

There are many reasons why people love the NBA as a sport. First, there is the speed, grace, and athleticism of the players, and then there is the drama: a tight game can be won or lost on a single play. And it’s not only the action on the court that makes the NBA what it is. Behind the scenes, there is a lot of passion from the fans and the players. In fact, some players are so passionate about their team and their sport that they develop a nickname to separate some vibrant players from the rest of the pack. And this is where things get cool. To truly have a title, you must be good, you must be inspiring, and you must be memorable.

As the NBA playoffs continue on, one thing is clear: LeBron James is not the only one who can carry his team to the NBA Finals. Although James and the Cleveland Cavaliers have to be considered the favorites, anyone can win the championship when it comes to one-on-one matchups, and there are five players in particular that could take home the prize.

Leading a team is not an easy task, and the captain might not always be the leader. To lead, the player needs to raise up the spirit of his comrades when they are losing the game by 12 points. The leader gotta be the one who will try for that 3 points streak when no one would. That’s why some players will remain in the history of the NBA forever, becoming legends who inspire the newest generations.

Players like Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, among others, have earned the honor they carry. Brilliant moves, which turned a losing game into a victory, they have made history with their exceptional performances and also with the way they handled their careers off the arena.
The classic players were more notable than the current ones for those who followed their careers, but the new generation players have also shown attitude when it comes to leading their team to victory.

So, it’s time once again to test our knowledge of the Association. We’re going to give you some stats for some NBA players, and you’re going to guess the players who led the league with those stats. If you are the passionate fan we think you are, you sure will remember most of our questions here. Take this special NBA quiz, good luck!

The record for rebounds per game was held for 7 straight seasons in the 1990s by which player?

  • Shaquille O'Neal
  • Karl Malone
  • Scottie Pippen
  • Dennis Rodman

How many times was Michael Jordan the leading player in steals?

  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Allen Iverson held the lead in minutes per game how many times?

  • 6
  • 7
  • 10
  • 11

Who held the title for scoring champion in the league in 1995?

  • Michael Jordan
  • Hakeem Olajuwon
  • Shaquille O'Neal
  • Karl Malone

Between 1980-1991, which team led the NBA in scoring for 7 of those years?

  • Denver Nuggets
  • Boston Celtics
  • Golden State Warriors
  • Los Angeles Lakers

How held the title for leading scorer in the league in 1986?

  • Larry Bird
  • Alex English
  • Adrian Dantley
  • Dominique Wilkins

How many times did Reggie Miller lead the league in successful three pointers?

  • 0
  • 2
  • 4
  • 6

Wilt Chamberlain held the lead in rebounds for how many seasons?

  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12

In 1969, the player leading the league in scoring was a rookie. Who was this player?

  • Elvin Hayes
  • Moses Malone
  • Nate Thurmond
  • Earl Monroe

In the 1984-85 season, which player from the Knicks held the lead in the league with 32.9 points per game?

  • Bernard King
  • Dave DeBusschere
  • Patrick Ewing
  • Louis Orr

Which player held the lead in free throws between 1994-1996?

  • Hakeem Olajuwon
  • David Robinson
  • Karl Malone
  • Michael Jordan

During the last game of the 1994 season, one player scored 71 points to earn a scoring title. Which player was this?

  • Scottie Pippen
  • Shaquille O'Neal
  • Hakeem Olajuwon
  • David Robinson

LeBron James held the lead for scoring for how many seasons?

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4

From 2009-2014, which player held the lead in free throws for all five years?

  • LeBron James
  • Kobe Bryant
  • Kevin Durant
  • Stephen Curry

Which player, from the Houston Rockets and Philadelphia 76ers, won six rebound titles in the 1970s and 1980s?

  • Moses Malone
  • Hakeem Olajuwon
  • Julius Erving
  • Wilt Chamberlain

When LeBron James first took the lead in the league in assits per game, how old was he?

  • 29
  • 31
  • 33
  • 35

In 2003, which player was the points per game scoring champion of the league?

  • Allen Iverson
  • Kobe Bryant
  • Tracy McGrady
  • Paul Pierce

Which player took the lead in three point percentage in 2011? This player won two NBA championships with the Spurs.

  • Danny Green
  • Matt Bonner
  • Richard Jefferson
  • Ray Allen

When Rajon Rondo led the league in assists per game in the 2016-17 season, which team was he playing with?

  • Kings
  • Bulls
  • Pelicans
  • Mavericks