Statistics for NBA Basketball by Year, 1970-1999

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Answer Stats

Year Clue Answer % Correct
1993This player suddenly retires to go play baseball.Michael Jordan
98%
1996This player leaves the Magic to join the Lakers.Shaquille O'Neal
97%
1991This NBA legend announces that he is HIV positive.Magic Johnson
97%
1998This team wins its 6th championship in 8 years.Chicago Bulls
96%
1997This team changes its name to the Wizards.Washington {Bullets}
92%
1994This Nigerian player is named NBA MVP.Hakeem Olajuwon
91%
1986This player wins his third consecutive MVP award.Larry Bird
91%
1980This player wins his 6th MVP award, the most of any player in history.Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
90%
1999This "zen master" becomes coach of the Lakers.Phil Jackson
88%
1992This player, nicknamed "Grandmama", is named Rookie of the Year.Larry Johnson
84%
1972This player wins his second NBA championship and averages
19.2 rebounds per game.
Wilt Chamberlain
82%
1995The Grizzlies become the league's 29th franchise, playing in this city.Vancouver
81%
1976This league merges with the NBA.ABA
80%
1990Due to their physical style, the Detroit Pistons are known by this nickname.The Bad Boys
78%
1984This lawyer becomes commissioner of the NBA.David Stern
75%
1987This "Round Mound of Rebound" leads the league with 14.6 rebounds per game,
the shortest player ever to do so.
Charles Barkley
74%
1983This company replaces Wilson as official providers of the NBA game ball.Spalding
72%
1981Lloyd B. Free officially changes his name to this.{World} B. Free
72%
1985This Georgetown player is selected #1 in the NBA draft.Patrick Ewing
71%
1975This Warrior is named Finals MVP; today he is best known for shooting
his free throws underhand.
Rick Barry
66%
1977This MVP leads the Trailblazers to an NBA championship.Bill Walton
65%
1989This Yugoslavian center begins playing for the Lakers.Vlade Divac
64%
1978This "iceman" leads the league in scoring.George Gervin
63%
1974The Jazz become the league's 18th franchise, playing in this city.New Orleans
58%
1979This now-defunct team wins its first and only championship.Seattle Supersonics
56%
1988Magic Johnson kisses this player during the NBA finals.Isiah Thomas
54%
1973This "tiny" point guard leads the league with 34.0 points per game.Tiny Archibald
53%
1982This coach wins his first of five NBA championships.Pat Riley
52%
1971This 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.
Elgin Baylor
52%
1970This player, the highest scorer in NCAA history, is chosen by the Hawks
with the 3rd pick in the draft.
Pete Maravich
43%

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