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Which basketball team did Michael Jordan play for in college?▶ University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Who was the shortest player ever to play in the NBA?▶ Tyrone Bogues, better known as Muggsy Bogues
What is the regulation height for a basketball hoop?▶ 10 feet (3.048 m)
According to NBA rules how long does a player have after catching the ball to shoot a free throw?▶ 10 seconds
Who is the only head basketball coach to win both an NCAA national championship and an NBA title?▶ Larry Brown
Who is the all time leading point scorer in NBA history?▶ Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
What NBA player was known as “The Pearl”?▶ Earl Monroe
Who is the only basketball player to score 100 points in a single NBA game?▶ Wilt Chamberlain
The NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies formerly played in what Canadian city?▶ Vancouver
What now retired NBA player starred in the 1996 movie Kazaam?▶ Shaquille O’Neal
In basketball, what is the term used when a player reaches double digits in three of five statistical categories?▶ Triple-double
Basketball great Kobe Bryant played his entire 20-year career with which team?▶ Los Angeles Lakers
In 1983, what two NBA teams set the record for the highest scoring regular-season game with a final score of 186-184?▶ Denver Nuggets and Detroit Pistons
At 5 ft 3 in (1.60 m), who was the shortest player ever to play in the National Basketball Association?▶ Muggsy Bogues
Which basketball team did Michael Jordan play for in college?▶ University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Who was the shortest player ever to play in the NBA?▶ Tyrone Bogues, better known as Muggsy Bogues
What is the regulation height for a basketball hoop?▶ 10 feet (3.048 m)
According to NBA rules how long does a player have after catching the ball to shoot a free throw?▶ 10 seconds
Who is the only head basketball coach to win both an NCAA national championship and an NBA title?▶ Larry Brown
Who is the all time leading point scorer in NBA history?▶ Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
What NBA player was known as “The Pearl”?▶ Earl Monroe
Who is the only basketball player to score 100 points in a single NBA game?▶ Wilt Chamberlain
The NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies formerly played in what Canadian city?▶ Vancouver
What now retired NBA player starred in the 1996 movie Kazaam?▶ Shaquille O’Neal
In basketball, what is the term used when a player reaches double digits in three of five statistical categories?▶ Triple-double
Basketball great Kobe Bryant played his entire 20-year career with which team?▶ Los Angeles Lakers
In 1983, what two NBA teams set the record for the highest scoring regular-season game with a final score of 186-184?▶ Denver Nuggets and Detroit Pistons
At 5 ft 3 in (1.60 m), who was the shortest player ever to play in the National Basketball Association?▶ Muggsy Bogues
Who holds the record for the most career rebounds in NBA history?▶ Wilt Chamberlain
Who is the shortest player in NBA history?▶ Muggsy Bogues
Who holds the record for the most career three-pointers made in NBA history?▶ Ray Allen
In which city were the original rules of basketball auctioned for over $4 million?▶ New York City
Which team won the 2020 NBA championship?▶ Los Angeles Lakers
Which player has the most career blocked shots in NBA history?▶ Hakeem Olajuwon
How many points is a free throw worth?▶ 1
What is the name of the professional women’s basketball league in the United States?▶ WNBA (Women’s National Basketball Association)
What is the name of the violation when a player dribbles the ball with both hands at the same time?▶ Double dribble
What is the term for when a player scores two points by dunking the ball through the hoop?▶ Slam dunk
Which team holds the record for the longest winning streak in NBA history?▶ Los Angeles Lakers
Who is the winningest coach in NCAA women’s basketball history?▶ Pat Summitt
How many seconds can an offensive player spend in the key (lane) before a violation is called in the NBA?▶ 3 seconds
Who is known as the “Logo” because his silhouette is featured in the NBA logo?▶ Jerry West
How long is each quarter in an NBA game?▶ 12 minutes
What is the name of the NBA championship trophy?▶ Larry O’Brien NBA Championship Trophy
Who holds the record for the most career assists in NBA history?▶ John Stockton
How long is each quarter in an NCAA men’s basketball game?▶ 20 minutes (two halves)
Who was the first player to win the NBA MVP award?▶ Bob Pettit
How many full timeouts does each team receive in an NCAA men’s basketball game?▶ 4
What is the length of an NBA regulation court?▶ 94 feet
Which team won the first WNBA championship in 1997?▶ Houston Comets
How long is an NBA game?▶ 48 minutes
How many feet is the NBA three-point line from the center of the basket?▶ 23 feet 9 inches (22 feet in the corners)
In which year was the 3-point line introduced to the NBA?▶ 1979
How many feet is the NCAA men’s basketball three-point line from the center of the basket?▶ 22 feet 1¾ inches
How many teams are in the NBA?▶ 30
Who was the first NBA player to score a 3-pointer?▶ Chris Ford
What is the name of the violation when a defensive player makes contact with an offensive player in a way that impedes the offensive player’s progress?▶ Blocking
Which team won the first NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship in 1939?▶ Oregon
What is the name of the violation when an offensive player makes contact with a defensive player who has established a legal guarding position?▶ Charging
Who is the all-time leading scorer in NCAA Division I basketball history?▶ Pete Maravich
Who was the first player to score 30,000 points in the NBA?▶ Wilt Chamberlain
What is the term for when a player loses possession of the ball by hitting it on the ground and then regaining control?▶ Dribbling
Which college coach has the most NCAA Division I men’s basketball championship titles?▶ John Wooden
How many points is a field goal worth?▶ 2
In what year was the WNBA founded?▶ 1996
In which year was basketball invented?▶ 1891
In which year was the shot clock introduced to college basketball?▶ 1985
What college did Michael Jordan attend?▶ University of North Carolina
Which team drafted LeBron James in 2003?▶ Cleveland Cavaliers
Who is the tallest player in NBA history? |▶ Gheorghe Muresan
How many points is a three-pointer worth?▶ 3
Where was basketball invented?▶ Springfield, MA
Who was the first WNBA MVP?▶ Cynthia Cooper
How long is the shot clock in the NBA?▶ 24 seconds
How many original rules of basketball were there?▶ 13
Which team won the first WNBA championship?▶ Houston Comets
How many personal fouls does a player need to commit before fouling out in college basketball?▶ 5
What is the diameter of an NBA basketball?▶ 9.5 inches
What type of ball was first used to play basketball?▶ Soccer ball
Who holds the record for the most points scored in a single WNBA game?▶ Liz Cambage
How long is the NCAA men’s basketball shot clock?▶ 30 seconds
How many points did Liz Cambage score in her record-breaking WNBA game?▶ 53
Which organization established the first professional basketball league in 1898?▶ National Basketball League
How many timeouts are allowed per team in an NBA game?▶ 7
What is the record for the most points scored by a single player in an NBA game?▶ 100
Which college team won the most NCAA women’s basketball championships?▶ University of Connecticut
Which team won the first NBA championship in 1947?▶ Philadelphia Warriors
How many seconds does a team have to inbound the ball in the NBA?▶ 5 seconds
Who is the all-time leading scorer in NCAA women’s basketball history?▶ Kelsey Plum
Who was the first African American player in the NBA?▶ Earl Lloyd
How many teams are in the WNBA?▶ 12
What is the name of the violation when a player takes more than two steps without dribbling the ball?▶ Traveling
How many players are on a basketball team’s active roster in an NBA game?▶ 13
How many players are on the court for each team during a basketball game?▶ 5
How many referees officiate an NBA▶ 3
In which year was the NBA founded?▶ 1946
What are the dimensions of an NBA regulation court?▶ 94×50 feet
What is the height of an NBA regulation hoop?▶ 10 feet
What is the maximum number of personal fouls a player can commit in an NBA game before being disqualified?▶ 6
Which NBA team is known as “The Dream Team”?▶ 1992 USA Olympic Team
Which player has the most career triple-doubles in NBA history?▶ Oscar Robertson
Which player has the most MVP awards in NBA history?▶ Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Which player has the most NBA Finals MVP awards?▶ Michael Jordan
Which team drafted Michael Jordan in the 1984 NBA Draft?▶ Chicago Bulls
Which team has the most NBA championships?▶ Boston Celtics
Who holds the record for the most blocked shots in a single NBA season?▶ Mark Eaton
Who invented the game of basketball?▶ James Naismith
Who is the all-time leading scorer in NBA history?▶ Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Who is the youngest player to win an NBA MVP award?▶ Derrick Rose
Who was the first African-American head coach in NBA history?▶ Bill Russell
Who was the first player to score 100 points in a single NBA game?▶ Wilt Chamberlain

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