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Basketball was James Naismith's creation for young people more than a century ago, but he had no idea it would become a global sensation. Find out how much you know about the basketball court's legends by taking this quiz!

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Which Houston Rockets player won the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award in each of the team’s two previous championships?

Clyde Drexler

Hakeem Olajuwon

Michael Jordan

Kobe Bryant

Hakeem Olajuwon
In 1994 and 1995, Olajuwon won the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award

Bob Knight participated in this school’s 1960 men’s basketball national championship team.

Nevada

Texas Tech

Maryland

Ohio State

Ohio State
Jerry Lucas, John Havlicek, and Larry Siegfried were teammates of Knight on the Ohio State men’s basketball squad from 1959–1960.

Which Miami Heat player received the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award in 2006?

Dwyane Wade

Jason Williams

Shaquille O’Neal

Alonzo Mourning

Dwyane Wade
Wade scored 34.7 points per game as the Heat beat the Dallas Mavericks in six games in the 2006 NBA Finals.

Which team did Yao Ming, an NBA legend inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2016, play for his entire career?

Seattle Sonics

Orlando Magic

Houston Rockets

Atlanta Hawks

Houston Rockets
From 2002 through 2011, Yao was a member of the Rockets.

This Hall of Famer currently serves as his alma mater’s head men’s basketball coach.

Chris Mullin

Reggie Miller

Charles Barkley

David Robinson

Chris Mullin
In 2015, Mullin was appointed head men’s basketball coach at St. John’s University. From 1981 until 1985, he competed in collegiate basketball there.

Which university’s men’s basketball team’s head coach Jim Valvano unexpectedly led it to the national championship in 1983?

Villanova

Kentucky

NC State

Kansas

NC State
In the national championship game for men’s basketball in 1983, Valvano led North Carolina State to a shocking 54-52 win against Houston.

This university won three men’s basketball national titles under Bob Knight’s direction.

Indiana

Kansas

Ohio State

Notre Dame

Indiana
When Knight was the men’s basketball team’s head coach in 1976, 1981, and 1987, Indiana won the national title each year.

Adolph Rupp, Tubby Smith, and John Calipari are some of the head coaches that led this school’s men’s basketball team to a national championship.

Kentucky

UCLA

Kansas

Duke

Kentucky
Four of Kentucky’s men’s basketball teams that won national championships had Rupp as their head coach.

This member of the Hall of Fame participated in championship campaigns with the Chicago Bulls and Detroit Pistons.

Elvin Hayes

Dennis Rodman

Dave DeBusschere

Scottie Pippen

Dennis Rodman
In 1989 and 1990, Rodman contributed to the Detroit Pistons NBA Finals victories. He then assisted the Chicago Bulls in their NBA Finals victories in 1996, 1997, and 1998.

When this university won the men’s basketball national title in 1954, Tom Gola was awarded the NCAA Tournament’s Most Outstanding Player.

Ohio State

Temple

Michigan

La Salle

La Salle
Gola coached La Salle to a 69-54 victory over Penn State in the 1954 men’s basketball national championship game.

Three players from this school’s first men’s basketball national championship squad were Juan Dixon, Steve Blake, and Chris Wilcox.

UCLA

Syracuse

Maryland

North Carolina

Maryland
In 2002, Dixon, Blake, and Wilcox assisted Maryland in capturing its first men’s basketball national title.

This Hall of Famer played alongside Michael Jordan in college.

James Worth

Clyde Drexler

Robert Parish

Joe Dumars

James Worth
The 1982 men’s basketball team from North Carolina that won the title included Worthy and Jordan.

Bob McAdoo was the only player from which team to win the NBA Most Valuable Player Award?

Philadelphia Warriors

Cincinnati Royals

Buffalo Braves

St. Louis Hawks

Buffalo Braves
The 1974–1975 NBA season’s Most Valuable Player Award went to McAdoo

Hall of Famer is known as “The Iceman”?

Pete Maravich

Larry Bird

Bill Bradley

George Gervin

George Gervin
Gervin was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1996.

Which Boston Celtics suffered a season-ending injury in the first moments of their NBA campaign in 2017–18?

Marcus Smart

Kyrie Irving

Gordon Hayward

Al Horford

Gordon Hayward
In the Celtics’ 2017–18 season opener against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Hayward suffered a broken tibia and a dislocated ankle.

On this team that won the NBA Finals in 1971, Lew Alcindor and Oscar Robertson played together.

Portland Trail Blazers

Milwaukee Bucks

Los Angeles Lakers

Seattle SuperSonics

Milwaukee Bucks
In the 1971 NBA Finals, the Bucks defeated the Bullets in straight games.

Elvin Hayes, Fred Brown, and Wes Unseld were members of the 1978 NBA Finals champion team.

Portland Trail Blazers

Portland Trail Blazers

Atlanta Hawks

Washington Bullets

Washington Bullets
The 1978 NBA Finals were won by the Bullets, who defeated the Seattle SuperSonics in seven games.

Which university won the first NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament in 1939?

North Carolina

Indiana

FSU

Oregon

Oregon
In the national championship game for men’s basketball in 1939, Oregon defeated Ohio State 46–33.

This Hall of Famer is known as “The Glove.”

Jason Kidd

Gary Payton

Allen Iverson

David Robinson

 The Toronto Raptors drafted this Hall of Famer in 1997.

Clyde Drexler

Lenny Wilkens

Tracy McGrady

Chuck Daly

Tracy McGrady
McGrady played for the Raptors from 1997-2000.

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