Basketball Trivia Questions

  • Basketball Trivia

    Basketball Trivia

    Trivia about all things basketball including the NBA and college basketball.

  • Basketball Trivia

    Basketball Trivia

    Trivia about all things basketball including the NBA and college basketball.

First Naismith College Coach of the Year Award

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When was the First Naismith College Coach of the Year Award first awarded and who was the recipient?

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The First Naismith College Coach of the Year Award was first handed out for the 1986/1987 college basketball season. The winners were:

  • Men’s coach: Bob Knight of Indiana
  • Women’s coach: Pat Summitt of Tennessee

Most Consecutive NCAA Men’s Basketball Championships

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What school has won the most consecutive NCAA Division 1 men’s basketball championships?

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UCLA won 7 championships in a row from 1967 to 1973. This was in a run that saw them win 9 of 10 championships from 1964 to 1973. Four of the UCLA teams had perfect 30-0 records during that ten year stretch.

1st Basketball Championship for the UCLA Men

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The UCLA men hold the record for the most men’s Division I NCAA basketball championships with 11. When did the UCLA men win their first basketball national championship?

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The UCLA men won their first NCAA Division I basketball championship in 1964.

First College Basketball Game

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When was the first college basketball game played?

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The first college basketball game was played on January 18, 1896. The “experimental” game was held between the University of Iowa and the University of Chicago in Iowa. The University of Chicago won the game 15 to 12.

Longest NCAA Division I Basketball Winning Streak

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What is the longest NCAA Division I basketball winning streak?

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The longest NCAA Division I basketball winning streak goes to University of Connecticut women’s basketball team who amassed an 80 game winning streak from the beginning of the 2008 season ending with a loss to Stanford on December 30, 2010. For men’s NCAA Division I basketball the longest winning streak is 88 games set from 1971 to 1974 by the UCLA men’s basketball team.

Most Seasons in the NBA

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What basketball player played the most seasons in the NBA?

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Two players are tied with the most seasons played in the NBA :

  1. Robert Parish with 21 seasons played with Golden State, Boston, Charlotte, and Chicago (1976/77 – 1996/97)
  2. Kevin Willis with 21 seasons played with Atlanta, Miami, Golden State, Houston, Toronto, Denver, Houston, San Antonio, Atlanta, and Dallas (1984/85 – 2006/07)

Right behind them with 20 seasonsa are Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kevin Garnett, and Kobe Bryant (who is still active as of the 2015/16 season).

First NBA All-Star Game

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When and where was the first NBA All-Star Game played? Who was the MVP? Who was the winning coach?

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The first NBA All-Star Game was played in 1951 in Boston, Massachusetts at the Boston Garden. The East won the game 111-94. The MVP of the game was Ed Macauley of the Boston Celtics. The winning coach was Joe Lapchick, who was the coach of the New York Knicks at the time.

Michael Jordan MVPs

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How many times did Michael Jordan win the NBA’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) award?

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Michael Jordan won the NBA’s MVP award 5 times during his career (1987/88, 1990/91, 1991/92, 1995/96, and 1997/98). He also won Rookie of the year (1984/85) and was an all-star 14 times.

First African American Players in the NBA

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Who were the first African American basketball players in the NBA?

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In 1950, Earl Lloyd of the Washington Capitols, Chuck Cooper of the Boston Celtics, and Nat “Sweetwater” Clifton of the New York Knicks were the first African American NBA players 4 years after the league’s founding in 1946.

Golden State Warriors NBA Championships

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Through the 2013/2014 season, how many times have the Golden State Warriors won the NBA Championship?

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The Golden State Warriors, who were founded in 1942 as the Philadelphia Warriors, have won the NBA Championship three times. They won it twice as the Philadelphia Warriors in 1947 and 1956. They have won it all once as the Golden State Warriors in 1975. They never won the championship in their tenure as the San Francisco Warriors (1962 to 1971).