The NBA Finals have arrived, and with that comes a dose of NBA Finals sports trivia questions. Game 1 is in the books and LeBron looked as if he thought he was playing against Boston as a member of the Cavs in 2010 (disappearing act with 4 minutes to play due to cramps). Adam Silver has this series going seven, so we likely have a lot of basketball left to be played. In the meantime, test your NBA Finals knowledge and see how well you do.
1. Since 1969, this player has won the most NBA Finals MVP awards. Who is he?
2. What legendary big man has appeared in the most NBA Finals? (Hint: He never lost a finals.)
3. What is the oldest NBA franchise never to make the NBA Finals?
4. What NBA All-Star and Georgia Bulldog legend scored the most career points without ever making the NBA Finals?
5. What mediocre rapper and sub-par actor is the last player to score over 30 points in every game of an NBA Finals series?
6. Since the year 2000, this player (and former Providence Friar) scored the most points in one game while coming off of the bench. Who is he?
7. Who was the last NBA franchise to appear in the NBA Finals for the first time?
8. LeBron James has had the last four triple-doubles in the NBA Finals. Who was the last player before him to accomplish the feat? (Hint: At the time, he played for the Boston Celtics and he is still active.)
9. This player, who inspired the NBA logo, scored the most points in an NBA Finals Game 7. Who is he?
10. This NBA Hall of Famer and former L.A. Clippers GM holds the record for most points scored in an NBA Finals game. Who is he?
11. What NBA franchise has the best winning percentage in the Finals?
12. Who was the last team to win the NBA title by sweeping their opponent?
The NBA Finals always provides amazing moments and this is no exception. Can you imagine if this happened today? It would be “Malice in the Palace” times 10 and everyone would be suspended for 50 games.
1. Michael Jordan with 6
2. Bill Russell – 12 times
3. L.A. Clippers founded in 1970
4. Dominique Wilkins
5. Shaquille O’Neal 6 games in the 2000 Finals
6. Austin Croshere 24 points for the Pacers in 2000
7. 2007 Cleveland Cavaliers
8. Rajon Rondo in 2010
9. Jerry West scored 42 in Game 7 of the 1972 Finals
10. Elgin Baylor scored 61 points in a 1962 Finals game
11. Chicago Bulls 24-11 .686 winning percentage
12. 2007 San Antonio Spurs swept the Cleveland Cavaliers 4-0