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NBA Basketball by Year, 1970-1999
We give you one question about NBA basketball for every year from 1970 until 1999. Can you answer them all?
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November 14, 2012
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This "zen master" becomes coach of the Lakers.
This team wins its 6th championship in 8 years.
This team changes its name to the Wizards.
This player leaves the Magic to join the Lakers.
The Grizzlies become the league's 29th franchise, playing in this city.
This Nigerian player is named NBA MVP.
This player suddenly retires to go play baseball.
This player, nicknamed "Grandmama", is named Rookie of the Year.
This NBA legend announces that he is HIV positive.
Due to their physical style, the Detroit Pistons are known by this nickname.
The Bad Boys
This Yugoslavian center begins playing for the Lakers.
Magic Johnson kisses this player during the NBA finals.
This "Round Mound of Rebound" leads the league with 14.6 rebounds per game,
the shortest player ever to do so.
This player wins his third consecutive MVP award.
This Georgetown player is selected #1 in the NBA draft.
This lawyer becomes commissioner of the NBA.
This company replaces Wilson as official providers of the NBA game ball.
This coach wins his first of five NBA championships.
Lloyd B. Free officially changes his name to this.
This player wins his 6th MVP award, the most of any player in history.
This now-defunct team wins its first and only championship.
This "iceman" leads the league in scoring.
This MVP leads the Trailblazers to an NBA championship.
This league merges with the NBA.
This Warrior is named Finals MVP; today he is best known for shooting
his free throws underhand.
The Jazz become the league's 18th franchise, playing in this city.
This "tiny" point guard leads the league with 34.0 points per game.
This player wins his second NBA championship and averages
19.2 rebounds per game.
This legend retires 9 games into the season as the leading scorer in
Lakers history. Unfortunately for him, the Lakers would start a 33 game
win streak that same night.
This player, the highest scorer in NCAA history, is chosen by the Hawks
with the 3rd pick in the draft.
Mar 4, 2013
100% with 3:44 left
Mar 27, 2013
Aced it with 3:55 left. Great quiz.
May 17, 2018
3:49 here. I think we might be following this league a bit too intently.
May 30, 2013
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Jul 7, 2017
This was a really fun quiz. Would love to see more NBA quizzes like this, and maybe add in some international basketball trivia.
Jun 14, 2019
not a big BB fan but i enjoyed the quiz , i typed Vlad Divac and no correct answer , which i thought a bit strict , being i need all the help i can get 28 of 40
Sep 21, 2019
You've done basketball, football, and baseball, why not fill out the Big Four and make a hockey by year quiz?
Oct 15, 2019
Can you make "Bad Boy Pistons" an acceptable answer for the question about the nickname of the physical Pistons team?
Jan 31, 2020
Feb 13, 2020
The back-to-back Johnsons seems like a missed opportunity. Could maybe change to Reggie Lewis, who died of a heart attack during practice that year?
Mar 9, 2020
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