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Quiz about NBA at 75 The Teams
Quiz about NBA at 75 The Teams

NBA at 75: The Teams Trivia Quiz

The 2021-22 regular-season marked the 75th for the NBA. Can you pick which teams were in the league that season?

A collection quiz by Shadowmyst2004. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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3 mins
Quiz #
Oct 27 23
# Qns
Very Easy
Avg Score
29 / 30
Top 20% Quiz
Last 3 plays: Dreessen (30/30), bocrow000 (30/30), Guest 162 (30/30).
Pick the 30 teams that were in the NBA in 2021-22
There are 30 correct entries. Get 3 incorrect and the game ends.
Los Angeles Clippers New York Knicks Detroit Pistons London Coyotes Washington Privates New Orleans Pelicans Philadelphia 76ers Washington Bullets Cleveland Cavaliers Washington Sentinels Portland Trailblazers New England Patriots Harlem Globetrotters Charlotte Hornets Boston Celtics San Antonio Spurs Savannah Bananas Seattle Supersonics Texas Mean Machine Sacramento Kings Manitoba Sea Cows Miami Heat Memphis Grizzlies Phoenix Suns Chicago Bulls Washington Wizards Houston Rockets Toronto Raptors Denver Nuggets Dallas Mavericks Minnesota Timberwolves Brooklyn Nets Michigan Panthers Utah Jazz Golden State Warriors Milwaukee Bucks New York Mets Atlanta Hawks Orlando Magic Indiana Pacers Oklahoma City Thunder Los Angeles Lakers Columbus Blue Jackets

Left click to select the correct answers.
Right click if using a keyboard to cross out things you know are incorrect to help you narrow things down.

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Mar 02 2024 : Dreessen: 30/30
Feb 29 2024 : bocrow000: 30/30
Feb 28 2024 : Guest 162: 30/30
Feb 27 2024 : Guest 162: 30/30
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Feb 26 2024 : moonraker2: 29/30
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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts

In 1946, a group of basketball enthusiasts came together to form the Basketball Association of America (BAA). Little did they know that this humble beginning would lay the foundation for one of the most iconic and globally recognized sports leagues in the world-the National Basketball Association (NBA).

The early years of the BAA were marked by uncertainty and struggle. The league faced financial challenges, and attendance at games was modest at best. In 1949, a significant turning point occurred when the BAA merged with the National Basketball League (NBL), forming the National Basketball Association. The NBL was initially founded as the Midwest Basketball Conference (MBC) in 1935. It changed its name in 1937 in an attempt to attract a larger audience.

The new National Basketball Association (NBA) was made up of 17 teams that represented both small towns and large cities across the country. The league counts its history from when the BAA was founded in 1946, not from when the MBC was founded. That is why the 75th anniversary was in the 2021-22 season.

Five NBL teams still exist in the NBA, they are the Lakers, Pistons, Kings, Hawks and 76ers.

Six teams that played in the BAA still exist in the NBA as well -- the Kings, Lakers and Pistons (who all jumped from the NBL to the BAA when it was founded), plus the Knicks, Celtics and Warriors.

The incorrect options were a mix of teams no longer in the NBA, teams from other sports, teams from popular culture, and teams that don't exist:
FAKE TEAMS -- Washington Privates, London Coyotes, Texas Mean Machine and Manitoba Sea Cows.
FROM OTHER SPORTS -- Michigan Panthers (American Football), Columbus Blue Jackets (Ice Hockey), New England Patriots (American Football) and Savannah Bananas (Baseball)
NO LONGER EXIST -- Washington Bullets and Seattle Supersonics.
The Washington Sentinels were a football team from the movie "The Replacements" (2000).
Source: Author Shadowmyst2004

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