By Lance Tominaga, ESPN Honolulu Web Editor.
The Milwaukee Bucks might still be wiping away the last of the champagne stains from their NBA championship trophy, but – guess what? – the start of next season is just two months away! The 2021-22 league schedule is expected to be released in the next week or so, but we already know opening night is set for Oct. 19.
Here’s a quickie Pop Quiz to test your NBA knowledge. These questions were “leftovers” from last week’s NBA Trivia Battle, which was won by Brandon Matsuoka of Honolulu. Give these questions a go!
1. What former ABA team has yet to reach the NBA Finals?
2. What player has won the most MVP Awards, with six?
3. Who was the NBA’s first-ever lottery-era draft pick?
4. What NBA team was radio announcer Johnny Most primarily associated with?
5. Kevin Durant was the second pick in the 2007 NBA Draft. Who was the first pick?
6. Who is the only player in NBA history to lead the league both in scoring and assists in the same season?
7. Who was the first-ever coach of the Dallas Mavericks? Hint: Three seasons earlier, this coach led a team to an NBA championship.
8. Former NBA players Junior Bridgeman, Rodney McCray and Samaki Walker all attended what NCAA school?
9. What NBA team originally drafted Scottie Pippen?
10. “Dr. J” Julius Erving is an NBA legend. What ABA team did he play for as a rookie?
11. Who was the first woman to sign an NBA contract? (Ann Meyers, 1980, Indiana Pacers,
12. Jerry Tarkanian had a short stint coaching what NBA team?
1. Denver Nuggets
2. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
3. Patrick Ewing (1985)
4. Johnny Most with the Boston Celtics radio announcer for 37 years
5. Greg Oden
6. Nate Archibald
7. Dick Motta
9. Seattle Supersonics
10. Virginia Squires
11. Ann Meyers signed with the Indiana Pacers in 1980
12. Tarkanian only lasted 20 games with the San Antonio Spurs
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