NBA Records and History

Think you know something about National Basketball Association (NBA) records and history? I’ve put together some sports trivia questions from the history of the NBA with regard to NBA records and history, both single season and career that I think any basketball fan would be interested in.

You may find some of these NBA records trivia questions a little easier than some of the others, but I think you will find all of them to be challenging.

Scoring:

20 correct – You are a serious NBA fan. For the upcoming season, you only need to notify the NBA one week in advance as to which game you would like to see. They will arrange to charter a private jet to take you and a friend to that game. (Since we are making all of this up, let’s make it all expenses paid, too.)

16-19 correct – You are awarded two lifetime tickets to all home games of your favorite team.

11-15 correct – You are awarded free season tickets to all home games of your favorite team.

6-10 correct – You get two tickets to this week’s game and show up to the stadium only to find out it’s an away game.

0-5 correct – You are forced to wear your underwear on the outside of your pants and hold a sign that reads, "I will not try to answer any more NBA records trivia."

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National Basketball Association (NBA) Records and History Questions (As of January 2010)

1. Which player holds the NBA record for most games played in a career?

2. The Boston Celtics have won many championships. What was the most number of championships that they won in a row?

3. Which player holds the NBA record for playing the most minutes in a career?

4. Which player holds the NBA record for playing the most minutes in a single season?

5. Which player holds the NBA record for most free throws made in a career?

6. Which player holds the NBA record for committing the most fouls in a single season?

7. Who holds the NBA record for getting more rebounds than any other player for his career?

8. Which NBA team owns the best regular season record of all time? What was that record?

9. Which NBA team owns the worst regular season record of all time? What was that record?

10. Who holds the NBA record for most career steals?

11. Which NBA player won a championship and the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player award as a rookie?

12. Which NBA player is the all-time career leader for blocked shots?

13. Which NBA teammates rank first and second all-time for turnovers?

14. Who holds the NBA record for appearing in more playoff games than anyone else in NBA history?

15. Which player holds the NBA record for most career assists?

16. Which NBA player has committed the most personal fouls in their career?

17. Which player holds the NBA record for career blocks per game?

18. Which NBA player averaged more assists per game for his career than any other?

19. Which NBA player collected more rebounds than anyone else in the playoffs?

20. Which player holds the NBA record for most career points scored in the playoffs?

Answers to National Basketball Association (NBA) Records and History Questions (Please scroll down)





1. Robert Parish played in 1,611 games.

2. The Boston Celtics won 8 straight NBA Championships from 1958-1965.

3. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is number one all-time with 57,446 minutes played.

4. Wilt Chamberlain not only holds the record for most minutes played in a single season with 3,882 minutes played in the 1961-62 season, he also holds down spots 2 though 5 for the same category.

5. Karl Malone with 9,787 free throws.

6. Darryl Dawkins is first with 386 fouls in the 1983-84 season and he is also second with 379 fouls committed in the 1982-83 season.

7. Wilt Chamberlain is first with 23,924.

8. The 1995-1996 Chicago Bulls were the best with a 72-10 regular season.

9. The 1972-73 Philadelphia 76ers set the mark with a 9-73 record.

10. John Stockton is first with 3,265 career steals.

11. Magic Johnson was a rookie when he won the NBA Championship and NBA Finals MVP in the 1980 championship against the Philadelphia 76ers.

12. Hakeem Olajuwon blocked 3,830 shots in his career.

13. Karl Malone is first all-time with 4,524 turnovers and John Stockton is second all-time with 4,244.

14. Robert Horry played in 244 playoff games, first all time.

15. John Stockton is the career assist leader with 15,806.

16. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar committed 4,657 personal fouls in his career, first all time.

17. Mark Eaton averaged 3.5 blocks per game for his career, number one all time.

18. Magic Johnson averaged 11.19 assists per game for his NBA career.

19. Bill Russell had 4,104 rebounds in the playoffs.

20. Michael Jordan scored more points in the playoffs than anyone in the history of the NBA with 5,987.

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Comments 6 comments

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Geoff Morova 5 years ago from South Dakota

Some I knew.. Some I didn't.. Enjoyed reading..


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Juggergnost 5 years ago Author

Geoff:

Thanks for the kinds words and for stopping by.


ctbrown7 5 years ago

Interesting hub. Great way to see how much you know.


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Juggergnost 5 years ago Author

Thanks, CT!


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eZkim 4 years ago

After this question, I realised that I don't know a lot about NBA history... But also I got good information on answers. Thank you! Nice hub!


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Juggergnost 4 years ago Author

Thanks, eZkim!

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