NBA Championship Starters

Try to name the players who started for the winning team in the NBA finals, 1990–present.
Based on the number of games started in the NBA finals, with minutes played as a tie-breaker
Quiz by Quizmaster
Rate:
Last updated: June 21, 2022
First submittedJune 22, 2012
Times taken175,213
Average score55.8%
Rating4.40
10:00
Enter player here:
0
 / 95 guessed
The quiz is paused. You have remaining.
Scoring
You scored / = %
This beats or equals % of test takers also scored 100%
The average score is
Your high score is
Your fastest time is
Keep scrolling down for answers and more stats ...
2022 - Warriors
Stephen Curry
Klay Thompson
Kevon Looney
Draymond Green
Andrew Wiggins
 
2017 - Warriors
Stephen Curry
Klay Thompson
Zaza Pachulia
Draymond Green
Kevin Durant
 
2012 - Heat
Mario Chalmers
Dwyane Wade
Chris Bosh
Shane Battier
LeBron James
 
2007 - Spurs
Tony Parker
Michael Finley
Tim Duncan
Fabricio Oberto
Bruce Bowen
 
2002 - Lakers
Derek Fisher
Kobe Bryant
Shaquille O'Neal
Robert Horry
Rick Fox
 
1997 - Bulls
Ron Harper
Luc Longley
Michael Jordan
Scottie Pippen
Dennis Rodman
 
1992 - Bulls
John Paxson
Michael Jordan
Bill Cartwright
Horace Grant
Scottie Pippen
2021 - Bucks
Jrue Holiday
Khris Middleton
Brook Lopez
P.J. Tucker
G. Antetokounmpo
 
2016 - Cavaliers
Kyrie Irving
J.R. Smith
Tristan Thompson
Kevin Love
LeBron James
 
2011 - Mavericks
Jason Kidd
J.J. Barea
Tyson Chandler
Dirk Nowitzki
Shawn Marion
 
2006 - Heat
Jason Williams
Dwyane Wade
Shaquille O'Neal
Udonis Haslem
Antoine Walker
 
2001 - Lakers
Derek Fisher
Kobe Bryant
Shaquille O'Neal
Horace Grant
Rick Fox
 
1996 - Bulls
Ron Harper
Michael Jordan
Luc Longley
Dennis Rodman
Scottie Pippen
 
1991 - Bulls
John Paxson
Michael Jordan
Bill Cartwright
Horace Grant
Scottie Pippen
2020 - Lakers
K. Caldwell-Pope
Danny Green
Dwight Howard
Anthony Davis
LeBron James
 
2015 - Warriors
Stephen Curry
Klay Thompson
Draymond Green
Harrison Barnes
Andre Iguodala
 
2010 - Lakers
Derek Fisher
Kobe Bryant
Andrew Bynum
Ron Artest
Pau Gasol
 
2005 - Spurs
Tony Parker
Manu Ginobili
Nazr Mohammed
Tim Duncan
Bruce Bowen
 
2000 - Lakers
Ron Harper
Kobe Bryant
Shaquille O'Neal
A.C. Green
Glen Rice
 
1995 - Rockets
Mario Elie
Kenny Smith
Hakeem Olajuwon
Robert Horry
Clyde Drexler
 
1990 - Pistons
Isiah Thomas
Joe Dumars
Bill Laimbeer
James Edwards
Mark Aguirre
2019 - Raptors
Kyle Lowry
Danny Green
Marc Gasol
Pascal Siakam
Kawhi Leonard
 
2014 - Spurs
Tony Parker
Danny Green
Boris Diaw
Tim Duncan
Kawhi Leonard
 
2009 - Lakers
Derek Fisher
Kobe Bryant
Andrew Bynum
Pau Gasol
Trevor Ariza
 
2004 - Pistons
Chauncey Billups
Richard Hamilton
Ben Wallace
Rasheed Wallace
Tayshaun Prince
 
1999 - Spurs
Avery Johnson
Mario Elie
David Robinson
Tim Duncan
Sean Elliott
 
1994 - Rockets
Kenny Smith
Vernon Maxwell
Hakeem Olajuwon
Otis Thorpe
Robert Horry
2018 - Warriors
Stephen Curry
Klay Thompson
JaVale McGee
Draymond Green
Kevin Durant
 
2013 - Heat
Mario Chalmers
Dwyane Wade
Chris Bosh
Mike Miller
LeBron James
 
2008 - Celtics
Rajon Rondo
Ray Allen
Kendrick Perkins
Kevin Garnett
Paul Pierce
 
2003 - Spurs
Bruce Bowen
Tony Parker
David Robinson
Tim Duncan
Stephen Jackson
 
1998 - Bulls
Ron Harper
Michael Jordan
Luc Longley
Toni Kukoc
Scottie Pippen
 
1993 - Bulls
B.J. Armstrong
Michael Jordan
Bill Cartwright
Horace Grant
Scottie Pippen
+2
Level 49
Jun 24, 2012
I was just glad I got Buddha Edwards....helps being a Pistons fan!
+1
Level 72
Jun 12, 2018
Loved his little fadeaway jumper move.
+1
Level 47
Aug 6, 2019
Guys. I have a new quiz "NBA Top 10 League Leaders of the 2010s" for all NBA fans out there. I have many unique quizzes in my profile you gotta try these hard quizzes. Thanks more power jetpunk!. https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/342321/nba-top-10-league-leaders-of-the-2010s
+1
Level 68
Jun 24, 2012
Ugh. I kept misspelling "Ginobili."
+1
Level 87
May 8, 2014
Me too!
+1
Level 88
Jun 25, 2012
This is what I get for taking a quiz about my least-favorite sport. 29th percentile.
+1
Level 40
Jun 22, 2013
can ginobli be spelled with one l?
+1
Level 34
May 22, 2021
it is ginobili, not ginobli so u r missing the first i
+1
Level 14
Jun 3, 2014
rodman started in the 1990 finals
+12
Level ∞
Jun 4, 2014
You're right I just totally made this up and didn't look at basketball reference at all.
+1
Level 66
Jun 17, 2014
If I type in Nowitzki, it doesn't work. Yet, if I type in Nowitski it does. ... Really, really stupid.
+1
Level ∞
Jun 18, 2014
Sorry @ozzdome. This has been fixed.
+7
Level 83
Mar 27, 2020
@ozzdome - Try making a quiz. You might be surprised how many "really, really stupid" mistakes you make. Then go and make HUNDREDS of them. Get back to us with how error-free they all are.
+4
Level 68
Mar 27, 2020
Quite honestly one of the most underrated comments on JetPunk. Even after 1000 quizzes you still wonder how stupid mistakes slip in there (and that's after extensively checking them 10 times over)
+2
Level 56
Jun 17, 2014
Only 63% get Hakeem Olajawon...wow...that's sad.
+1
Level 24
Jun 17, 2014
I dont even know who that is
+2
Level 66
Jun 18, 2014
That is sad too.
+2
Level 48
Jul 25, 2016
how do you not know who hakeem olajuwon is?
+1
Level 60
Jul 10, 2020
one of the best centres of all time
+1
Level 29
Jun 20, 2014
so many great players that never won. Malone, Stockton, Kemp, Ewing, even Vince Carter.
+1
Level 63
May 4, 2015
Ron Artest was known as World Metta Peace in 2010.
+2
Level ∞
Jun 17, 2015
He changed his name in 2011.
+3
Level 60
Jul 10, 2020
Metta world peace, you mean
+1
Level 21
Jun 18, 2015
Definitely needs more time! I knew all of these, being honest, and ran out of time with the last three blanks left (Laimbeer, Agguire, Edwards)!
+1
Level 21
Jun 18, 2015
Barely finished it my second time!
+1
Level 32
Jul 28, 2015
Finished with 3.30!!!
+1
Level 36
Jan 10, 2017
Clay Thompson and Tristan Thompson have the same last name yet only one comes up when you type in Thompson..
+1
Level 44
Dec 21, 2021
Klay*
+1
Level 17
Jan 17, 2017
I got 63. i'm sad no.
+1
Level 15
Apr 18, 2017
90 percent get Jordan wat
+1
Level 31
May 11, 2017
As said above, how is JR Smith at 91% and Jordan at 90%? Especially when Jordan is the picture at the top of the page.
+2
Level 66
Jun 10, 2018
Cause the Cavs won 2 years ago. MJ was a while ago.
+2
Level 74
Jun 12, 2018
And, in the absence of actual knowledge, the default is to start guessing the most common surnames.
+1
Level 67
Nov 10, 2017
Glen Rice is the only person on this list who has both won an NBA Championship and diddled Sarah Palin. Seriously. Look it up. I am not joking.
+1
Level 15
Feb 2, 2018
Iggy was a back up in the finals for Warriors
+2
Level ∞
Jun 14, 2019
The quiz is accurate
+1
Level 15
Jul 28, 2020
not
+1
Level ∞
Oct 11, 2020
https://www.basketball-reference.com/playoffs/2015-nba-finals-cavaliers-vs-warriors.html
+2
Level 65
Jun 18, 2019
Gotta love the token starters, like JJ Barea starting and averaging 16 minutes per game in the playoffs with Jason Terry coming off the bench and averaging 33 minutes per game.
+1
Level 47
Aug 6, 2019
Guys. I have a new quiz "NBA Top 10 League Leaders of the 2010s" for all NBA fans out there. I have many unique quizzes in my profile you gotta try these hard quizzes. Thanks more power jetpunk!. https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/342321/nba-top-10-league-leaders-of-the-2010s
+1
Level 86
Apr 28, 2020
I couldn't believe Vlade Divac wasn't a starter on the Laker's during their early 2000's three-peat. I had to look it up, but he was traded away just before and traded back just after. He played on some good Laker teams in the 90's, but unfortunately for him, it was the same time some guy named Jordan was making some noise over in Chicago...
+1
Level 57
May 6, 2020
I thought the same about Rodman on the Pistons, I was sure he was a starter.
+1
Level 44
Apr 12, 2022
he was traded for kobe on draft night without that trade, no 3peat
+2
Level 75
Apr 27, 2021
Could you accept "Paxon" or "Paxton" for "Paxson." I was going crazy that John Paxson wasn't the starting point guard for 2 of the Bulls championships. I remember him vividly making big shots in the finals. So I had to google his spelling. Seems like some leniency could be given here.
+1
Level 25
May 2, 2021
That’s not how you spell it though
+1
Level 75
Jul 28, 2021
good thing this isn't a spelling quiz then. Wonder how many different type-ins are accepted for Antetokounmpo. The reason "Giannis" is accepted is because nobody can spell his last name.
+1
Level 35
Sep 22, 2021
Considering I stopped watching basketball in about 1997 or so, 41% is ok. Missed PaxTon though...
+1
Level 70
Oct 20, 2021
Goodness me! I forgot the GOAT himself.
+1
Level 65
Dec 30, 2021
Another reset, another time when I miss "Paxson" because I only try "Paxton" and then give up and assume he came off the bench.
+1
Level 21
Feb 23, 2022
man, i miss the days with wade lebron and bosh, the days miami was back to back champions. i hope they start a jimmy bam and herro dynasty