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The Trivia Thread

Postby KnoxVegas on Fri May 02, 2008 7:52 am

The rules are simple: I post questions and you answer them. Ten questions will be posted each week. It has been over a year since my last couple of these, so let's see how we go. Each set will have a theme. Try to avoid using the Internets to answer them (It is more sporting that way).

Here we go:

NBA Rookies of the Year

1. Name the players that won the NBA ROY and MVP in the same season?

2. What former NBA ROYs went on to be named NBA Executive of the Year later in their careers?

3. What year was the first foreign born NBA ROY chosen? Give me the year, the player, the team and the country of birth.

4. What years were co-ROYs chosen? Who were they and what teams did they play for?

5. What NBA franchise has had the most NBA ROYs?

6. What team has had more NBA ROYs: Washington Wizards or L.A. Lakers?

7. Who is the only NBA ROY to have a felony conviction overturned?

8. Who is the only NBA ROY to win an NBA Championship in the same year?

9. Since 1959, twelve #1 draft picks have gone on to win the NBA ROY. Name them and the year they were drafted.

10. What college has produced the most NBA ROYs?
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Re: The Trivia Thread

Postby JW on Fri May 02, 2008 11:01 pm

Since of the 4 major sports, NBA is my least knowledgeable, these will be mostly guesses

NBA Rookies of the Year

1. Name the players that won the NBA ROY and MVP in the same season?
Tim Duncan?
2. What former NBA ROYs went on to be named NBA Executive of the Year later in their careers?
Larry Bird
3. What year was the first foreign born NBA ROY chosen? Give me the year, the player, the team and the country of birth.

4. What years were co-ROYs chosen? Who were they and what teams did they play for?

5. What NBA franchise has had the most NBA ROYs?
Boston
6. What team has had more NBA ROYs: Washington Wizards or L.A. Lakers?
Washington
7. Who is the only NBA ROY to have a felony conviction overturned?
Allen Iverson
8. Who is the only NBA ROY to win an NBA Championship in the same year?
Tim Duncan
9. Since 1959, twelve #1 draft picks have gone on to win the NBA ROY. Name them and the year they were drafted.

10. What college has produced the most NBA ROYs?
North Carolina or UCLA
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Postby TheBearcatHimself on Sat May 03, 2008 1:19 am

First of all, KnoxVegas this is an awesome thread with even awesomer questions, keep em coming!! I love the theme, and this one in particular!

My feeble attempts:

1. Name the players that won the NBA ROY and MVP in the same season?

Ummm, didn't Jim Rice do this in MLB? no idea in NBA

2. What former NBA ROYs went on to be named NBA Executive of the Year later in their careers?

Isaiah Thomas??? Rim shot!

3. What year was the first foreign born NBA ROY chosen? Give me the year, the player, the team and the country of birth.

Dunno, Gasol won it didn't he? He can't be the first.

4. What years were co-ROYs chosen? Who were they and what teams did they play for?

Elton Brand and Stevie Franchise tied a few years back. Played for Bulls and Rockets respectively.

5. What NBA franchise has had the most NBA ROYs?

I know Portland and Golden State each have several.

6. What team has had more NBA ROYs: Washington Wizards or L.A. Lakers?

My guess here is trick question, I know Wizards have 0, and I think Kareem was a rookie with Milwaukee, he didn't go to LA til later. So neither.

7. Who is the only NBA ROY to have a felony conviction overturned?

Doesn't it have to be Iverson??

8. Who is the only NBA ROY to win an NBA Championship in the same year?

This is VERY random, but I knew it from all the Brandon Roy hype around here, Keith Wilkes in 75 won a title and ROY with Golden State.

9. Since 1959, twelve #1 draft picks have gone on to win the NBA ROY. Name them and the year they were drafted.

I'll try a few of these:
03 - Lebron
97 - Duncan
96 - Iverson
93 - Webber
92 - Shaq

Don't know my years, but some other top picks with ROY seasons that come to mind are Ewing and Olajuwon and Kareem.

10. What college has produced the most NBA ROYs?

Couple guesses that I know have multiples (I can think of 2 each): Maryland, Wake Forest, and Duke and Georgetown.
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Postby Ben Clark on Sat May 03, 2008 7:56 am

TheBearcatHimself wrote:1. Name the players that won the NBA ROY and MVP in the same season?

Ummm, didn't Jim Rice do this in MLB? no idea in NBA


Fred Lynn did, but that's all I know.

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Postby TheBearcatHimself on Sun May 04, 2008 4:47 am

Dang Fred Lynn, for some reason Jim Rice popped into my head, but yeah it was Lynn, good call!
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The Answers to Week 1

Postby KnoxVegas on Wed May 07, 2008 11:12 am

NBA Rookies of the Year

1. Name the players that won the NBA ROY and MVP in the same season?


Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia Warriors (1960), Wes Unseld, Baltimore Bullets (1969)

2. What former NBA ROYs went on to be named NBA Executive of the Year later in their careers?


Geoff Petrie was ROY with Portland in 1971 and later EOY with Sacramento 1998-'99 & 2000-'01. Elgin Baylor won ROY honor with the Minneapolis Lakers in 1959 nad EOY with LA Clippers 2005-'06.

3. What year was the first foreign born NBA ROY chosen? Give me the year, the player, the team and the country of birth.


Patrick Ewing was born in Jamaica and drafted by the NY Knicks in 1986.

4. What years were co-ROYs chosen? Who were they and what teams did they play for?


1970-71 Dave Cowens (Boston), Geoff Petrie (Portland)
1994-95 Jason Kidd (Dallas) and Grant Hill (Detroit)
1999-00 Elton Brand (Chicago) and Steve Francis (Houston)

5. What NBA franchise has had the most NBA ROYs?


Golden State Warriors

1957-58 Woody Sauldsberry (Philadelphia Warriors)
1959-60 Wilt Chamberlain (Philadelphia Warriors)
1965-66 Rick Barry (San Francisco Warriors)
1974-75 Jamaal Wilkes (Golden State Warriors))
1988-89 Mitch Richmond (Golden State Warriors)
1993-94 Chris Webber (Golden State Warriors)

6. What team has had more NBA ROYs: Washington Wizards or L.A. Lakers?


The Washington Wizards (née Bullets) have had more with four:

1961-62 Walt Bellamy (Chicago Packers)
1962-63 Terry Dischinger (Chicago Zephyrs)
1967-68 Earl Monroe (Baltimore Bullets)
1968-69 Wes Unseld (Baltimore Bullets)
*Ray Felix was selected NBA ROY in 1953-54 while playing for the Baltimore Bullets. That franchised folded in 1954. When the Chicago Zephyrs (previously called the Packers) moved to Baltimore following the 1962-'63 season, they took the Bullets name for their own. The nickname is derived from Baltimore's ammunitions manufactures.

Elgin Baylor is the only ROY in Lakers franchise history.

7. Who is the only NBA ROY to have a felony conviction overturned?


Allen Iverson with Philadelphia 76ers (1996-'97).

8. Who is the only NBA ROY to win an NBA Championship in the same year?


Tom Heinsohn (Boston Celtics) in 1956-'57.

9. Since 1959, twelve #1 draft picks have gone on to win the NBA ROY. Name them and the year they were drafted.


1959-60 Wilt Chamberlain (Philadelphia Warriors)
1961-62 Walt Bellamy (Chicago Packers)
1969-70 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Milwaukee Bucks)
1983-84 Ralph Sampson (Houston Rockets)
1985-86 Patrick Ewing (New York Knicks)
1990-91 Derrick Coleman (New Jersey Nets)
1992-93 Shaquille O'Neal (Orlando Magic)
1993-94 Chris Webber (Golden State Warriors)
1996-97 Allen Iverson (Philadelphia 76ers)
1997-98 Tim Duncan (San Antonio Spurs)
1999-00 Elton Brand (Chicago Bulls)
2003-04 LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers)

10. What college has produced the most NBA ROYs?


The University of North Carolina is the alma mater of five NBA ROYs.

1972-73 Bob McAdoo (Buffalo Braves)
1977-78 Walter Davis (Phoenix Suns)
1978-79 Phil Ford (Kansas City Kings)
1984-85 Michael Jordan (Chicago Bulls)
1998-99 Vince Carter (Toronto Raptors)


I will have another ready tomorrow.
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Round 2- The Stanley Cup

Postby KnoxVegas on Wed May 07, 2008 11:17 pm

Here are the questions:

The Stanley Cup
1. What governement position did The Lord Stanley of Preston, Frederick Stanley hold in 1892 when he donated his famous cup?

2. What was the first American team to win the Stanley Cup?

3. What year did the first non-Original Six team win the Stanley Cup?

4. What was the first expansion team to play for the Stanley Cup?

5. What teams have won the Stanley Cup in each of their finals appearances?

6. What head coach has won the most Stanley Cups?

7. What teams have lost the most Stanley Cup finals?

8. What former WHA teams have won the Stanley Cup?

9. What current NHL franchises have never played for the Stanley Cup?

10. What team went the longest between Stanley Cup wins?
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Re: Round 2- The Stanley Cup

Postby CharlotteLAX16 on Wed May 07, 2008 11:40 pm

KnoxVegas wrote:1. What governement position did The Lord Stanley of Preston, Frederick Stanley hold in 1892 when he donated his famous cup?

Governor General of Canada
2. What was the first American team to win the Stanley Cup?

Seattle Metropolitans about 100 yrs ago
3. What year did the first non-Original Six team win the Stanley Cup?

early 70s
4. What was the first expansion team to play for the Stanley Cup?

St. Louis Blues
5. What teams have won the Stanley Cup in each of their finals appearances?

Colorado, Pittsburgh, Tampa
6. What head coach has won the most Stanley Cups?

...
7. What teams have lost the most Stanley Cup finals?

Boston, Detroit
8. What former WHA teams have won the Stanley Cup?

Hartford Whalers(Carolina Hurricanes), Quebec Nordiques(Colorado Avalanche), Edmonton Oilers,
9. What current NHL franchises have never played for the Stanley Cup?

Phoenix Coyotes, Minnesota Wild, Atlanta Thrashers, Columbus Blue Jackets, San Jose Sharks, Nashville Predators
10. What team went the longest between Stanley Cup wins?

New York Rangers, 54 years
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Postby anklebreaker on Thu May 08, 2008 12:29 am

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Week 2 Answers- The Stanley CUp

Postby KnoxVegas on Mon May 12, 2008 10:53 am

The Stanley Cup

1. What governement position did The Lord Stanley of Preston, Frederick Stanley hold in 1892 when he donated his famous cup?

1. Governor General of Canada

2. What was the first American team to win the Stanley Cup?

2. Seattle Metropolitans, 1917


3. What year did the first non-Original Six team win the Stanley Cup?

3. Philadelphia Flyers, 1973-74

4. What was the first expansion team to play for the Stanley Cup?

4. St. Louis Blues, 1967-68 in their first year of existence.

5. What teams have won the Stanley Cup in each of their finals appearances?

5. Colorado Avalanche (1996,2001)
Pittsburgh Penguins (1991,1992)
Tampa Bay Lightning (2004)


6. What head coach has won the most Stanley Cups?

6. Scotty Bowman (9 times)
Montreal Canadiens (1973, 1976-79)
Pittsburgh Penguins (1992)
Detroit Red Wings (1997-98, 2002)


7. What teams have lost the most Stanley Cup finals?

7. Boston Burins and Detroit Red Wings (12 each)

8. What former WHA teams have won the Stanley Cup?

8. Edmonton Oilers won in 1984-85, 1987-88, 1990.
Carolina Hurricanes won in 2006. (Previously the franchise was located in Hartford, CT where they were originally called the New England Whalers and later the Hartford Whalers) (editor's note: I prefer WhalerCanes)
Colorado Avalanche (renamed after moving from Québec where they were called the Nordiques) won in 1996 and 2001.

The only one not to is the Phoenix Coyotes (originally the Winnepig Jets).


9. What current NHL franchises have never played for the Stanley Cup?

9. Atlanta Thrashers (7 Seasons)
Columbus Blue Jackets (6 Seasons)
Minnesota Wild (6 Seasons)
Nashville Predators (8 Seasons)
Phoenix Coyotes (27 Seasons)
San Jose Sharks (15 Seasons)


10. What team went the longest between Stanley Cup wins?

10. New York Rangers (1940 to 1994) 53 Seasons
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