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BASKETBALL TRIVIA II

11) Which NBA coach appeared on Late Night with David Letterman as an eighth grader?


During his eighth grade year, Frank Vogel was featured during the Stupid Human Tricks segment of Late Night with David Letterman, in which he spun a basketball on a toothbrush while brushing his teeth.

12) How many games did Wilt Chamberlain foul out of during his 14 year NBA career?


Chamberlain never fouled out of a regular season or playoff game in his 14-year NBA career. In fact, his career average was only 2 fouls per game, despite averaging 45.8 minutes per game.

13) What player won All-Star Game MVP, NBA MVP, and NBA Finals MVP awards in 2000?


In 2000, Shaquille O'Neal joined Willis Reed (1970) and Michael Jordan (1996), becoming just the third player to sweep MVP honors for the season, capturing the All-Star Game MVP (which he shared with San Antonio's Tim Duncan), NBA MVP, and NBA Finals MVP awards.

14) What NBA player retired unexpectedly on November 7, 1991?


Earvin "Magic" Johnson retired unexpectedly on November 7, 1991, after disclosing that he had tested positive for the HIV virus. Johnson, who helped lead the Lakers to five NBA titles in his twelve seasons with the team, retired as the league all-time leader in career assists with 9,921. Johnson returned briefly as an active player for 32 games during the 1995-96 season.

15) What team did Wilt Chamberlain finish his NBA career with?


Wilt Chamberlain finished his NBA career with the Los Angeles Lakers (1968-73). He had previously played for the Philadelphia Warriors (1959-62), the San Francisco Warriors (1963-64), and the Philadelphia 76ers (1964-68).

16) Who won the Nestle Crunch Slam Dunk Contest on February 6, 1988?


The Chicago Bulls' Michael Jordan won the Nestle Crunch Slam Dunk Contest on February 6, 1988, with a perfect score of 50 on his final dunk in front of an appreciative hometown crowd at Chicago Stadium.

17) Who sank a 60-foot shot on April 29, 1970?


On April 29, 1970, Los Angeles Lakers guard Jerry West showed he deserved his nickname, "Mr. Clutch," when he hit a 60-foot desperation shot at the buzzer to tie Game 3 of the NBA Finals against the New York Knicks. The Lakers went on to score just six points in overtime, however, and lost to the Knicks 111-108.

18) Who was the first Chinese player to play in an NBA game?


On April 5, 2001, Wang Zhizhi of the Dallas Mavericks became the first Chinese player to compete in the NBA. Wang had six points and three rebounds in a 108-94 win over Atlanta.

19) What piece of basketball equipment formerly owned by Stephen Curry sold at auction for $3,190 on August 21, 2016?


A Stephen Curry mouthguard found by a fan at a Golden State Warriors road game was sold for $3,190 in an online auction. Also in the auction was a headband worn by Lakers center Wilt Chamberlain in the early 1970s, which sold for $4,141.

20) Why did Kevin Durant choose the jersey number 35?


In 2005, Durant's mentor and first basketball coach was tragically murdered. Charles Craig was just 35 years old, and Durant has worn this number ever since in his honor.

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