NBA Quiz & Trivia

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NBA Quiz & Trivia
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Time For The Opening Tip

Let's go back all the way to the days of the leagues formation, Celtics domination to three-peats and superstars, we have gone through the archives, basketball reference pages and NBA highlights.

Stats, draft picks, records, hall of farmers and plenty more, this quiz is going to dive into everything NBA. Perfect for testing the sports fans in your life, no matter who they are, and seeing just how much they know about Dr. Naismith’s game. 

NBA Trivia Questions

While we would love to make millions of NBA Mentis, we decided to give you another source of inspiration. Find some more NBA trivia below and don’t worry, we split our questions up and they range from easy to advanced. 

Simple - Easy as an open layup

  1. What do the letters NBA stand for?
  2. Who has scored the most points in NBA history?
  3. What are the full names of the two teams in New York City?
  4. How many fouls can a player commit before being ejected?
  5. Which team’s logo is shaped like a musical note?
  6. What team plays in Washington?
  7. How many NBA teams are there today?
  8. How long are NBA quarters?
  9. What are the most points a player has scored in an NBA game?
  10. What Canadian cities have ever had an NBA team?

Intermediate - Free thrown level difficulty 

  1. Who is the current Commissioner of the NBA?
  2. What two teams have won the most NBA titles?
  3. What league did the NBA merge with in 1976?
  4. What NBA legend was commonly referred to as The Round Mound of Rebound?
  5. How many divisions does the NBA have?
  6. What company has made official NBA balls for over 40 years?
  7. What year were NBA players officially allowed to compete in the Olympics?
  8. What NBA superstars were nicknamed Superman?
  9. Which player has won the most NBA titles?
  10. Who is the shortest player to ever win a scoring title?

Advanced - As tough as a buzzer beating 3

  1. What player had the following stat line: 0 points, 28 total rebounds, 10 offensive boards, and 3 assists?
  2. Who is the only person to win the MVP, Coach of the Year & Executive of the Year?
  3. Who drafted Kobe Bryant straight out of High School in 1996?
  4. How many years do players need to be retired before being eligible for hall of fame induction?
  5. 4 players have recorded a quadruple double - name two?
  6. What is the longest winning streak in NBA history?
  7. Which player won the 2000 Slam Dunk Contest?
  8. What jersey numbers did Michael Jordan wear for the Bulls?
  9. 4 players have won MVP and Defensive Player of the Year in the same year. Name 2.
  10. What US state has produced the most NBA players?



  1. National Basketball Association
  2. Kareem Abdul Jabar
  3. New York Knickerbockers & Brooklyn Nets
  4. 6
  5. Utah Jazz
  6. The Washington Wizards
  7. 30
  8. 12 minutes
  9. 100 (Wilt Chamberlain)
  10. Toronto (Raptors) and Vancouver (The Grizzlies before they moved to Memphis)


  1. Adam Silver
  2. Boston Celtics & Los Angeles Lakers
  3. The ABA (American Basketball Association)
  4. Charles Barkley
  5. 6
  6. Spalding
  7. 1992
  8. Shaquille O’Neal and Dwight Howard
  9. Bill Russell 
  10. Allen Iverson (6ft)


  1. Dennis Rodman
  2. Larry Bird
  3. Charlotte Hornets (He was then traded to the Lakers)
  4. 3
  5. Hakeem Olajuwon, David Robinson, Nate Thurmond and Alvin Robertson, 
  6. 33 games by the 1971/72 Lakers
  7. Vince Carter
  8. 23, 45 & 12 (12 for 1 game after his jersey was stolen before the game)
  9. Michael Jordan, Hakeem Olajuwon & Giannis Antetokounmpo
  10. California


  1. Elgin Baylor

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