Written by: Robberson

Date: May 19, 2021

NBA Teams And Players Quiz
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About This Quiz

On January 20, 1968, Elvin Hayes led the University of Houston to a thrilling 71-69 win over the UCLA Bruins in a game that would become known as the Game of the Century in college basketball. This was the first regular-season game to be broadcast live on national television, watched by over 50,000 fans at Houston Astrodome and millions more at home.

Basketball has been evolving since the initial rules were set in the late 1800s. Back then, there were no set positions, instead, players were encouraged to play a variety of roles and even to switch roles during the game. Balls also looked a lot different back in the day, thanks to their unique stitching. In the 1930s, the ball evolved to look the way it does today, with nine panels and a visible seam.

It’s common knowledge that the NBA is the second most popular league in the USA, behind only the NFL. But if you’re not a basketball fan, it can be hard to know exactly why. The NBA is a fast-paced, high-scoring affair, filled with an eclectic mix of players, from some of the best shooters to the best leapers in the world. It’s also one of the most diverse professional sporting leagues in the world, peopled by both U.S. and international players.

If you’re a fan of the NBA, then you probably spend a lot of time watching the games and keeping up with the latest happenings on the field. But you can’t call yourself a real fan if you don’t know your teams and players. When an argument breaks out about who’s the better shooter, Kobe or LeBron, you don’t want to look like an outsider.

The NBA is full of college basketball stars who became superstars on the professional level. But how well do you remember those star players? If you’re like most basketball fans, you’re pretty good with some players, but there are definitely some names you’d be surprised to learn played in the college ranks.

You’re likely to know more about your favorite team and players than about others. But do you know enough to impress your friends? This quiz will let you know whether you’re a true NBA expert or whether you’re going to need to spend some time brushing up on your team and player knowledge. Good luck!

In 2011, commissioner David Stern vetoed a trade for Chris Paul. Which team tried to make the trade for Chris Paul?

  • Chicago Bulls
  • Los Angeles Lakers
  • Houston Rockets
  • Toronto Raptors

The 1988 Midwest division was won by which team?

  • Jazz
  • Hawks
  • Supersonics
  • Nuggets

Which of the following teams did Scottie Pippen only play with for one season?

  • Suns
  • Supersonics
  • Rockets
  • Raptors

Stephon Marbury made his first all star game with which team?

  • New York Knicks
  • New Jersey Nets
  • Phoenix Suns
  • Denver Nuggets

Baron Davis was a 2x all star for which team?

  • Warriors
  • Clippers
  • Nuggets
  • Hornets

The Sacramento Kings are in which division?

  • Southwest
  • Northwest
  • Pacific
  • Central

Where did the Lakers team originate?

  • Milwaukee
  • Chicago
  • Minneapolis
  • Denver

The Golden State Warriors have been to several championships. How many have they won?

  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8

Which city did the Sacramento Kings used to play in?

  • Kansas City
  • New Orleans
  • San Diego
  • Los Angeles

Before he was traded to the Lakers in 2004, which team did Lamar Odom play for?

  • Los Angeles Clippers
  • Boston Celtics
  • Miami Heat
  • Phoenix Suns

Which team has won all six of the Finals they've been in?

  • Chicago Bulls
  • Detroit Pistons
  • Golden State Warriors
  • Los Angeles Lakers

Which team was Jason Kidd on when he started his career?

  • Dallas Mavericks
  • Phoenix Suns
  • New Jersey Nets
  • New York Knicks

Dominique Wilkins was drafted by which team?

  • Jazz
  • Suns
  • Hawks
  • Mavericks

In the 73 seasons they've played, how many times have the Lakers lost?

  • 13
  • 15
  • 17
  • 19

Which of the following teams has won over 67 games three years in a row?

  • Lakers
  • Bulls
  • Celtics
  • Warriors

Which of the following teams has three players that were Slam Dunk Contest winners?

  • Hawks
  • Pistons
  • Knicks
  • Heat

Which team used to have the name Syracuse Nationals?

  • Jazz
  • Knicks
  • Nets
  • 76ers

Which team was the last one that Tracy McGrady ever played on?

  • San Antonio Spurs
  • Atlanta Hawks
  • Orlando Magic
  • Chicago Bulls

Pete Maravich first started his career with which team?

  • Utah Jazz
  • Atlanta Hawks
  • San Diego Rockets
  • Indiana Pacers