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.

NBA’s First Basket

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Who scored the first basket in NBA history?

Trivia Question Answer

The first basket in NBA history was scored by Ozzie Schectman of the New York Knicks against the Toronto Huskies in the NBA’s first game that was played at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, Canada on November 1, 1946.

Winner of the First NBA Game

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Who won the first NBA game ever played?

Trivia Question Answer

The winner of the first NBA game ever played on November 1, 1946 was the New York Knicks who defeated the Toronto Huskies 68 to 66.

First High School Basketball Player to Go Directly Pro

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Who was the first basketball player to go directly from high school to play for a professional basketball team?

Trivia Question Answer

Moses Malone was drafted by the Utah Stars from Petersburg High School (Petersburg, VA) in the 1974 ABA (American Basketball Association) draft.

After two years of playing with the ABA, Moses Malone went on to a long career in the NBA playing for the Buffalo Braves (1976-77), Houston Rockets (1976-77 to 1981-82), Philadelphia’s 76ers (1982-83 to 1985-86 and 1993-94), Washington Bullets (1986-87 to 1987-88), Atlanta Hawks (1988-89 to 1990-91), Milwaukee Bucks (1991-92 to 1992-93), and San Antonio Spurs (1994-95).