100 Very Best NBA Trivia Questions

100 Very Best NBA Trivia Questions

With a brand recognised worldwide and stars who we know today as household names, the NBA is considered by many to be the pinnacle of professional basketball. Players dedicate their entire lives to training in the hopes of one day hearing their names called out on draft night. But, what makes the NBA so special are its fans; from across the seven continents people tune in week after week to witness the excitement and the drama the NBA has to offer. 

Despite the united front of today’s NBA, things weren’t always this way. The NBA was born from a merger of two competing basketball leagues, the BAA and the NBL, who after a long and bitter three year battle for fans and players, joined forces and became the NBA. For over 70 years the NBA has grown and evolved, introducing new technologies and concepts to the sport all the while playing host to some of the greatest athletes and most iconic moments in sports history.

How good is your NBA knowledge? Let’s find out just how much you know about the NBA with these 100 questions, ranked from easy, medium and hard. Will you carry your team to victory and win the MVP or sit on the bench and watch from the sidelines.

Easy NBA Trivia Quiz

What does NBA stand for?

National Basketball Association

How many teams play in the NBA?

30 teams

Which two teams share the record for NBA championships won?

The Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics

Who is the all-time points scored record holder?

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

As of 2023, which NBA teams play in California?

The Los Angeles Lakers, the Los Angeles Clippers, the Sacramento Kings and the Golden State Warriors

Which NBA team plays in Miami, Florida?

The Miami Heat

Which two teams play in New York City?
The New York Knicks and the Brooklyn Nets

The Rockets play in which US city?


Which NBA team is known as the Bulls?


The Philadelphia 76ers play in which stadium?

The Wells Fargo Centre

The Sun’s play in which city?


Which player is the NBA logo modelled after?

Jerry West

Giannis Antetokounmpo was drafted by which NBA team in 2013?

The Milwaukee Bucks

Who won the very first official NBA game?

The New York Knicks

Which NBA team has the most players inducted into the Hall of Fame?

The Boston Celtics

How many personal fouls will get you removed from an NBA game?


How many officials are in an NBA game?

Who was the shortest NBA player of all time?

Muggsy Bogues

Who invented the game of Basketball?

James Naismith

Which NBA player sold the most jerseys in 2022?

Steph Curry

Dirk Nowitzki played for which NBA team?

The Dallas Mavericks

Micheal Jordan famously retired from basketball in 1993, what sport did he go on to play instead?


Who is the NBA championship trophy named after?

Larry O’Brien

Which NBA team plays at Madison Square Garden?

The New York Knicks

What NBA team won eight consecutive championships from 1959 to 1966?

The Boston Celtics

The Pelicans play in which city?

New Orleans

Who is the Chicago Bulls mascot?

Benny the Bull

While playing for the Chicago Bulls, what number jersey did Micheal Jordan wear?

The Spurs play in which city?

San Antonio

Which is the only NBA team which does not play on the continental United States?

The Indiana Pacers

The Charlotte Bobcats where renamed what?

The Charlotte Hornets

Who is the NBA commissioner?

Adam Silver

What is the average height in the NBA?


Medium Difficulty NBA Trivia

How many regular season games are usually played?

162 games

Who has won the most regular season games all-time?

The Boston Celtics

Which player has won the most NBA championships?   

Bill Russell

Who holds the record for the most three points made in a season with 402?

Stephen Curry

Who is the all-time blocks leader?

Hakeem Olajuwon

Who is the all-time leader in assists?

John Stockton

Which player has scored the most points in a single game?

Wilt Chamberlin

Which player played in the NBA the longest?

Vince Carter

Who was the NBA MVP of 2022?

Nikola Jokic

Who was the number 1 overall pick in the 2001 draft?

Kwame Brown

Who won the 2016 NBA dunk contest?

Zach Lavine

Who was the shortest NBA dunk contest winner?
Anthony ‘Spud’ Web

In what year was Magic Johnson inducted into the NBA hall of fame?


In what year where the Boston Celtics founded?


Who was the first player in NBA history to be elected league MVP by unanimous vote?

Stephan Curry

Which NBA player turned T.V personality was nicknamed ‘the Round Mound of Rebound’?

Charles Barkley

In what year was the 3-point line introduced into the NBA?


In what year did Micheal Jordan first play in his now iconic Jordan 1s?


Which team won the NBA finals in 2016, winning their first major sports title since 1964?

The Cleveland Cavaliers

What size shoe does NBA centre Shaquille O’Neil wear?

Size 23

Who holds the all-time record for most triple doubles?

Russell Westbrook

The 2020 NBA season was temporarily postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, where were the remaining games held?

Walt Disney World, Orlando

Which NBA duo are nicknamed the “Splash Brothers”?
Stephen Curry and Clay Thompson

When did the ABA and the NBA merge?

August 1976

Which team drafted James Harden?

Oklahoma City Thunder

The ‘Malice in the Palace’ was a fight which broke out between which two NBA teams?

The Detroit Pistons and the Indiana Pacers

In which year did LeBron James first make the NBA finals?


The Oklahoma City Thunder were originally called?

The Seattle Supersonics

What is the most points Micheal Jordan has ever scored in a regular season NBA game?

69 points

Which NBA arena has the highest seating capacity?

The United Centre

Mark Cuban is a majority owner in which NBA team?

The Dallas Mavericks

Who was the first pick in the 2020 NBA draft?

Anthony Edwards

Scottie Pippen played 17 season in the NBA wearing the same jersey number for both teams he played for, which number was that?

Hard NBA Trivia Questions

Which player has the most finals MVP awards?

Micheal Jordan

Who is the youngest regular season MVP?

Derrick Rose    

Who is the NBA all-time leader in free throws made?

Karl Malone

Who was the first African American head coach in the NBA?

Bill Russell

Who has the most made three points in a single game?

Klay Thompson

Chris Paul has played 18 season in the NBA, in that time how many teams has he played for?

5 teams

Which player holds the all-time record for most personal fouls in a career?

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Before they moved to Los Angeles, where did the Lakers franchise originally play?
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Who is the youngest ever first round draft pick?

Andrew Bynum

Which high school did Kobe Bryant play for?

Lower Merion High School

While playing for the Detroit Pistons, which jersey number did Allen Iverson play in?

No. 1

In which city did Kareem Abdul-Jabbar break Wilt Chamberlin’s record for most career points in NBA History?

Las Vegas, Nevada

NBA legend Phil Jackson won championships both as a head coach and as a player, but which team drafted him?

The New York Knicks

Which NBA player almost quit basketball to become a garbage man, only to then go on and win 3 NBA championships and 3 MVPs?

Larry Bird

In which year did the NBA ban players from being drafted straight out of high school?


Bill Laimbeer, Isiah Thomas, Rock Mahron, Dennis Rodman, John Salley and Joe Dumars played for a Detroit Pistons team that was characterised by a physical and aggressive style of play, earning them which nickname?

‘The Bad Boy Pistons’

Who was the tallest recorded NBA player of all time?

Gheorghe Muresan

Which player has won the most NBA Dunk contests?

Nate Robinson

As of the 2022 season, who is the youngest NBA player to record a triple double?

Josh Giddey

Who is the only NBA player to retire with more career blocks than points scored?

Manute Bol

Who is the only broadcaster to ever be ejected from an NBA game?

Michael Rice

Who is the highest scoring foreign-born player in the NBA?
Dirk Nowitzki

Who is the only Harlem Globetrotter to win league MVP in the NBA?

Wilt Chamberlain

Which NBA player was thrown out of a record 127 games?

Vern Mikkelsen

Who was the first player to have his jersey retired by the Miami Heat?

Michael Jordan

Who was the oldest player drafted in the NBA?

Pablo Prigioni

Klay Thompson scored a record 37 points in a quarter, which team did he do this against?

The Sacramento Kings

Which team did Kevin Garnett retire with?

The Minnesota Timberwolves

Which player is famously remembered for his media outburst about ‘practise’?

Allen Iverson

Which is the heaviest recorded player in NBA history?

Oliver Miller

Kawhi Leonard began his career with the San Antonio Spurs, but was drafted by which team?

The Indiana Pacers

Which NBA player is rumoured to have killed a lion with a spear when he was 15 years old?

Manute Bol

With 35.89 million viewers, the most viewed NBA finals game was played between which two teams?

The Chicago Bulls and the Utah Jazz

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