Basketball Trivia

The ultimate trivia question collection around all things basketball is here. How much do you know about Lebron James, James Naismith, Michael Jordan, Stephen Curry, Magic Johnson, the Chicago Bulls, the Miami Heat, the Golden State Warriors, the New York Knicks, the San Antonio Spurs, the Boston Celtics and other NBA star players and teams? Do you know the rules of the game?

Basketball and NBA Trivia

This set of NBA trivia questions and basketball trivia questions will test how much you know about basketball history and all things about the game of basketball, and the NBA career highlights of some of the most notable players.

Basketball Trivia Questions and Answers

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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

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Tim majored in Humanities with a bachelor in English and Theatre at New York State University. He lectured on entertainment business studies for three years at Plymouth College.

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