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NBA Basketball Teams Quiz

True fans will get them all. Try to name the 30 teams that play in the National Basketball Association.
Enter the team name, not the city
More team naming: Baseball, NFL, NHL and more!
Quiz by Quizmaster
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Last updated: September 20, 2018
First submittedDecember 25, 2012
Times taken1,481,279
Average score73.3%
Rating4.96
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Eastern - Atlantic
Boston Celtics
Brooklyn Nets
New York Knicks
Philadelphia 76ers
Toronto Raptors
 
Western - Northwest
Denver Nuggets
Minnesota Timberwolves
Oklahoma City Thunder
Portland Trail Blazers
Utah Jazz
Eastern - Southeast
Atlanta Hawks
Charlotte Hornets
Miami Heat
Orlando Magic
Washington Wizards
 
Western - Pacific
Los Angeles Clippers
Golden State Warriors
Los Angeles Lakers
Phoenix Suns
Sacramento Kings
Eastern - Central
Chicago Bulls
Cleveland Cavaliers
Detroit Pistons
Indiana Pacers
Milwaukee Bucks
 
Western - Southwest
Dallas Mavericks
Houston Rockets
Memphis Grizzlies
New Orleans Pelicans
San Antonio Spurs
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Level 16
Aug 7, 2010
Got em all.
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Level 39
Jan 16, 2020
I almost always miss one or two teams...
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Level 33
Oct 10, 2020
was I the only one who got 0?
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Level 69
Jan 8, 2021
Why taking the quiz then? :P
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Level 18
Dec 14, 2020
Hey I made a new quiz about the most 3 pointers hit in a game give it a try.
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Level 68
Apr 29, 2011
I think you should take "Sixers" for 76ers since they are quite often referred to as the Sixers.
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Level ∞
Apr 29, 2011
Good point. That will work now.
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Level 52
May 3, 2014
What about "Wolves" for "Timberwolves"?
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Level 41
Sep 9, 2022
T'wolves work. It's just one extra letter from wolves.
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Level 22
May 10, 2011
Got them all with 3 minutes remaining (:
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Level 56
May 31, 2021
got all with 3:20 :)
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Level 33
Jul 29, 2011
30/30
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Level 41
May 9, 2012
got em all
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Level 16
Jun 22, 2012
Almost forgot hawks and mavericks
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Level 11
Sep 19, 2012
nice quiz man i was don with 1 min 45
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Level 20
Sep 29, 2012
22/30 and i am not really much of a basketball fan
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Level 34
Oct 7, 2012
The new jersey nets moved to Brooklyn making them the Brooklyn nets. Just thought you should know
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Level ∞
Oct 9, 2012
Updated. Thanks!
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Level 76
Nov 25, 2012
Denver Nuggets? Ha ha ha. I'm not from the US and I would have to say that is the funniest name for a team... where I'm from if you call someone a nugget it's because they are short and stocky (very un-basketball player like) or it's another name for poo!
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Level 54
Apr 30, 2013
No, silly goose! They are sponsored and named by McDonald's, to advertise for their chicken nuggets.

Just kidding. They're named after gold nuggets that were found in the West.

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Level 50
Jun 20, 2014
There is a college mascot called the Fighting Pickles.

And a college near me with the mascot 'Geoducks'. As in the clam. Pronounced 'gooey ducks'.

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Level 50
Jun 20, 2014
It's true.
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Level 61
Jan 5, 2015
There used to be a team called the Windsor Swastikas. No joke.
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Level 41
Jul 7, 2022
Love Olympia.
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Level 20
Dec 25, 2012
This quiz to be updated next year as the New Orleans Hornets will change their name to New Orleans Pelicans! And the Charlotte Bobcats will be named the Charlotte Hornets!
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Level 36
Feb 27, 2021
These quizzes are time machines, greetings from nine years later!
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Level 18
Feb 13, 2022
greetings from one year later
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Level 81
Jan 1, 2013
16 and I've never watched a basketball game. I thought there was a team called the Supersonics, or is that a different sport.
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Level 47
Aug 4, 2019
they used to be supersonics but they rebranded to Thunder
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Level 41
Jan 11, 2013
26/30!
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Level 14
Jan 19, 2013
T Wolves or wolves should be accepted for timberwolves. Just so you know, we in MN call them the t wolves, wolves and timberwolves
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Level 20
Jan 27, 2013
12/22

I guess this shows how much more I enjoy football (not soccer) than basketball.

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Level 20
Jan 27, 2013
Sorry.. 12/30.. even worse
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Level 36
Feb 22, 2013
I got 4...... and I forgot Heat, Lakers, and a bunch of other obvious ones..... and I'm American...
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Level 20
Mar 4, 2013
Wolves should definitely be allowed since their jersey's do say Wolves on them.
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Level 29
May 2, 2013
im making a quiz and i cant figure out how to post a picture. can u help me?
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Level 50
Jun 20, 2014
You only get a picture if your quiz gets on the front page.
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Level 20
May 8, 2013
Pelicans should probably be accepted for Hornets now. Even though it's a stupid name.
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Level ∞
May 9, 2013
Changed!
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Level 7
Jul 11, 2013
Easy
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Level 8
Apr 24, 2014
23/30 isn't bad for an Australian guy who only started watching at the start of the playoffs right???
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Level 62
May 24, 2021
24/30 for an Aussie who has never watched the NBA (a full game anyway) is not too bad...
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Level 8
May 20, 2014
i got evryone

1;55 left

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Level 29
Aug 30, 2016
me too!
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Level 42
May 22, 2014
Quiz needs to be updated as the Bobcats have officially become the Hornets.
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Level 19
May 24, 2014
The Charolette hornets are now the Charolette bobcats
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Level 19
May 24, 2014
Misspoke I guess they went back to being the hornets after their short stint being the bobcats.
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Level 89
Jun 2, 2014
The Charlotte Hornets moved to New Orleans and lived life as the New Orleans Hornets for a number of years before switching names to the Pelicans. The Charlotte Bobcats were a new franchise that popped up after the Hornets left. When the New Orleans franchise changed names, it opened up the ability for the Bobcats to switch names to the Hornets. So, much like the Cleveland Browns circa 1999, these are two completely different franchises that end up being named exactly the same thing.
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Level 30
Jun 9, 2014
I'm a huge NBA fan and only got 22/30 right. On the NFL team quiz I got all 32 with 39 seconds to spare, and I don't even watch football that much.
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Level 47
Aug 4, 2019
well clearly you're not a huge fan as you say
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Level 14
Aug 15, 2014
Please check out my profile I really want to be popular!
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Level 10
Nov 3, 2014
30/30
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Level 28
Nov 26, 2014
100% with 2:44 to go.
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Level 46
Dec 10, 2014
Got 'em all. Last one I remembered was Pistons.
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Level 71
Jan 31, 2015
76% got the 76ers... coincidence? I think not.
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Level 21
Apr 4, 2015
Funny, I noticed that too.
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Level 20
Feb 28, 2015
With 2:44 remaining damn
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Level 28
Apr 2, 2015
Why did I forgot the Kings?
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Level 21
Apr 4, 2015
First Try: 24/30..........Second Try: 28/30 (Forgot Grizzlies and Jazz, don't know why)..........Third Try: 30/30 1:21 left..........Fourth Try: 30/30 1:57 left
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Level 17
Apr 16, 2015
i always forget the nuggets! also forgot the piston this time 28/30
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Level 75
Apr 19, 2015
3:23 left
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Level 29
Oct 8, 2015
only one I missed was bulls -_-
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Level 24
Aug 25, 2016
:D
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Level 67
Dec 14, 2016
That was the only one I got. Sad, I know.
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Level 70
Oct 30, 2015
76% knows the 76ers, that's funny
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Level 11
Nov 12, 2015
30/30 3 minutes 14 seconds left
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Level 17
Nov 18, 2015
all of them with 2:47 left
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Level 17
Nov 19, 2015
I got 30/30 in a minute and 5 seconds
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Level 17
Dec 4, 2015
30/30 with 2:54 left!!! ;)
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Level 51
Dec 19, 2015
nice quiz 30/30 3:07 on the clock
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Level 58
Dec 25, 2015
Surprised myself! 22! San Diegans don't have a team other than hating anything from LA!!
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Level 11
Feb 13, 2016
30/30. nice quiz. GO WARRIORS!!!(especially splash bros)
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Level 25
Dec 7, 2021
YE warriors da best!!
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Level 17
Feb 16, 2016
I got all 30/30 teams in 55 seconds and 3:05 left ;)
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Level 10
Apr 11, 2016
30/30
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Level 10
Apr 20, 2016
50 seconds left
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Level 25
Jun 7, 2016
29/30, and I had literally typed pelican without the 's' when time ran out :(
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Level 64
Jun 14, 2016
Finished with 2:57
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Level 51
Jun 17, 2016
wizards threw me off cause that's not southeast
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Level 65
Dec 29, 2016
Well, it's not the Midwest or New England...plus there was that whole concern about the Confederacy (or "The South") taking DC back in the day...
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Level 7
Jul 12, 2016
100% 2:39 left
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Level 67
Jul 25, 2016
I got all but four. Not even an NBA fan these days - most of what I know comes from playing NBA Jam as a kid. It's newer ones like the Thunder and Pelicans that trip me up, though I also forgot the Cavs and 76ers.
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Level 15
Sep 14, 2016
0:03 I remembered the jazz last three seconds lol because Kobe dropped 60 on them and Kobe is the GOAT so ya.
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Level 15
Oct 7, 2016
I finished with 100% and 2:17 left
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Level 28
Oct 7, 2016
Grizzlies every time
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Level 14
Oct 7, 2016
Forgot the celtics somehow
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Level 20
Oct 9, 2016
Somehow I missed the jazz and I live in Utah
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Level 27
Oct 11, 2016
2:15 to spare, got all of them!
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Level 36
Oct 12, 2016
I'm European and I was able to name all the basketball teams of the NBA, with 1 minute left. Don't really follow the NBA, but I just love sports, haha!
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Level 20
Oct 24, 2016
30/30 - EZ
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Level 21
Nov 24, 2016
I alreday forget the Pistons an d the city of Detroit in any quizz...
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Level 10
Nov 26, 2016
nets and king I forgot man so close
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Level 13
Dec 15, 2016
100% in 1 minute
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Level 25
Oct 18, 2017
100% in 53 seconds, 3:07 left
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Level 4
Dec 18, 2016
got all in 1:07
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Level 8
Dec 26, 2016
forgot the suns
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Level 33
Dec 28, 2016
This quiz was too easy! 0:01 left!
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Level 39
Nov 29, 2017
lol not that east if you finished with 1 second left
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Level 20
Jan 26, 2017
My best is 30/30 with 3:33 remaining
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Level 20
Jan 29, 2017
3:33 remaining
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Level 19
Jan 29, 2017
I FORGOT THE BUCKS NOOOOOOO
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Level 60
Feb 15, 2017
I got 0
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Level 25
Mar 8, 2017
Bulls 4 the win
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Level 48
Mar 10, 2017
Twolves should be accepted for Timberwolves.
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Level 50
Apr 18, 2017
No, no nicknames or abbreviations.
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Level 48
Apr 25, 2017
That's stupid. I pretty sure more people call them Twolves than Timberwolves. So, you're saying Blazers shouldn't be accepted for Trail Blazers?
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Level 61
Sep 11, 2017
"Sixers" is accepted for 76ers. "Knicks" is accepted for Knickerbockers. "Blazers" is accepted for Trailblazers. "Mavs" is accepted for Mavericks. "Cavs" is accepted for Cavaliers. and finally, "Wolves" is accepted for Timberwolves. so, HectorVortac, several nicknames are in fact accepted for several entries on this quiz. "TWolves" should probably also be accepted.
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Level 67
Jan 25, 2018
And trotters are accepted for globetrotters
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Level 34
Mar 16, 2017
I finished easily. I'm pretty good at team names
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Level 9
Mar 27, 2017
Yay!! Finished with 3:20 left. :)
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Level 3
Apr 13, 2017
bruhh i got it with 3:03 remaining lets go
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Level 4
May 14, 2017
After 50 tries i finally finished it and i got done with 3:16 left LETS GOO!
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Level 14
May 16, 2017
if you like this quiz check out mine, nba eastern conference playoff standings since 2010
+1
Level 64
May 17, 2017
The most avid NBA fans among you should take my NBA Stats Leaders by Year quiz.
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Level 47
May 21, 2017
2 out of 30. I fail.
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Level 14
May 22, 2017
From Norway and got 30/30 with 2.58 to spare
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Level 43
May 27, 2017
I always forget the warriors ( I got them last with a minute left) I go geographically and Golden State is neither a city nor a state. Discuss.
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Level 17
Jun 5, 2017
3:36 REMAINING!
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Level 46
Jun 10, 2017
Was able to do 25...thanks to NBA live mobile!!!
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Level 15
Jun 20, 2017
Got

All right

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Level 68
Jun 28, 2017
7/30 - Yes, I'm an American. Would you believe some of us just don't like the NBA? ;) Living in NE Ohio, of course I got Cleveland and King James - they'd probably throw me out if I didn't. LOL
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Level 25
Aug 14, 2017
much harder doing it by conference than by alphabetical order
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Level 31
Aug 17, 2017
Damn...forgot the Trail Blazers
+2
Level 61
Aug 29, 2017
I miss the Chicago Zephyrs, Cincinnati Royals, Syracuse Nationals, Fort Wayne Pistons, et al.

The way NBA teams move and change names (bring back the Bullets), it's hard not to get a name stuck in your head (Buffalo Braves).

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Level 48
Sep 1, 2017
How old are you?
+1
Level 47
Aug 4, 2019
Don't forget the Rochester Royals, Anderson Packers, Toronto Huskies, Indianapolis Olympians, Providence Steamrollers etc.
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Level 42
Sep 9, 2017
if you do the quiz by remembering which teams are in which division, you won't forget any teams!
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Level 30
Oct 29, 2017
Finished 2:45 too spare
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Level 6
Nov 7, 2017
I got 27 on first try and I missed the nuggets, Bulls, and Grizzlies
+2
Level 44
Nov 8, 2017
I know absolutely nothing about football
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Level 34
Dec 13, 2017
Dang it, needed 5 more
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Level 17
Dec 18, 2017
I finished with 2:08 seconds left. I’m was very surprised.
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Level 10
Dec 19, 2017
really fun I have these memorized so i finished with3 min 40 sec left
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Level 11
Dec 22, 2017
I could have did it but I missed the thunder whyyyyyyyyy
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Level 64
Jun 16, 2018
If you really want to test your knowledge, you should take my NBA Conference Finals By Year quiz.
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Level 1
Jun 28, 2018
Got it With 3:59
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Level 29
Jul 1, 2018
Where are the Seattle Sonics?
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Level 86
Aug 2, 2018
Became the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2008.
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Level 66
Dec 14, 2018
The SuperSonics haven't been around for 10 years.
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Level 64
Sep 23, 2018
Think you can name the 100 best players in the NBA right now? Test your knowledge here.
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Level 53
Dec 26, 2018
NBA geography lesson---Memphis = Southwest
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Level 64
Apr 24, 2019
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Level 47
Aug 4, 2019
Try my quizzes I got lots of them all about NBA facts
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Level 33
Nov 15, 2019
Got all of them. Not easy seeing i'm french and i'm not interested in basketball. :D
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Level 12
Nov 28, 2019
Lakers the best
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Level 17
Mar 8, 2020
ALL BUT THE THUNDER, ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!
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Level 87
Apr 4, 2020
No.
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Level 18
Aug 14, 2020
easy W
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Level 15
Nov 15, 2020
Easy quiz. I think you should shorten the amount of time. My fastest time took me 1:24.
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Level 70
Dec 2, 2020
NBA Basketball is redundant. National Basketball Association Basketball quiz?
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Level 24
Mar 10, 2021
Got em all

1:04

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Level 36
Oct 6, 2021
can you used the logos
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Level 74
Oct 30, 2021
gonna be entirely honest: the only one I could actually name off the top of my head was the Wizards (I'm by DC I guess? I don't watch sports so idk) and the other 21 I got were from the comments. Thanks, friends :-)
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Level 32
Nov 4, 2021
10 correct
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Level 20
Apr 18, 2022
Only 15 for a person who knows nothing about basketball. More of a country nerd. I'm 11
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Level 16
Apr 18, 2022
I've leveled up just to be able to ask the question in the comments. WHERE ARE THE WARRIORS FROM
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Level 56
Apr 28, 2022
I don't think the least guessed team will be the least guessed team in a few years time.
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Level 30
May 16, 2022
Yesssssss I finally finished this was the hardest quiz of my life lessssgo
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Level 18
May 26, 2022
You should takes Wolves for Timberwolves because they sometimes get referred to as that
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Level 44
Jun 24, 2022
As a European not interested in basketball im pretty happy with 17/30
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Level 56
Aug 11, 2022
Somehow finished with 3:31 remaining on mobile. I’m shocked lol
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Level 16
Sep 30, 2022
did it in 50 seconds and im 13 (actually did it in 45 but wasn't logged in then)
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Level 35
Nov 13, 2022
Had a hard time with Hornets, Grizzlies and Pacers.
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Level 21
Dec 5, 2022
I missed the Washington Wizards ugh
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Level 15
Dec 6, 2022
Finished in 2:07