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Dennis Rodman - In 1996, barely a quarter of the $13 million he earned came from basketball. The rest came from endorsements and his best-selling book, Bad as I Wanna Be.What basketball star devoted an entire chapter of his autobiography, As Bad As I Wanna Be, to his kinky affair with Madonna?

       a. Dennis Rodman
       b. Karl Malone
       c. Magic Johnson
       d. Michael Jordan


Los Angeles Lakers - Nevertheless, they still lost the NBA Championship, to the Knicks.In 1971-72, what NBA team set a record by winning 33 straight games and won 69 in all?

       a. Los Angeles Lakers
       b. Boston Celtics
       c. Philadelphia 76ers
       d. Detroit Pistons


New York Knicks - They also beat the Lakers in 1972, for their only two 20th-century championships.Despite a severe thigh injury in Game 5 of the 1970 NBA Finals, Willis Reed limped back into Game 7, to help what team defeat the Lakers?

       a. Milwaukee Bucks
       b. New York Knicks
       c. Boston Celtics
       d. Philadelphia 76ers


Shaquille O'Neal - When he moved to the Heat, he became a reserve officer in the Miami Beach Police Department.What basketball player with a Superman tattoo could catch bad guys himself as a reserve officer with the LA Port Police?

       a. Shaquille O'Neal
       b. Kobe Bryant
       c. Grant Hill
       d. Tim Duncan


Toronto - In the 1940s, pro basketball teams were often owned by hockey owners trying to fill dates between games.What city's Maple Leaf Gardens hosted the very first NBA game on November 1, 1946, when the Knicks beat the Huskies, 68-66?

       a. Buffalo
       b. Detroit
       c. Toronto
       d. Ottawa


John Wooden - He led the UCLA Bruins to 10 championships in 12 years in the late 1960s and early 1970s, thanks to players such as Lew Alcindor and Bill Walton.Who was the first person elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame as both a player and a coach, in 1959 and 1972 respectively?

       a. Bill Sharman
       b. Lenny Wilkens
       c. John Wooden
       d. Larry Byrd


Shaquille O'Neal - He was also in Shazam and in 1993, he released the rap album Shaq DieselWhat rapper and b-baller has earned two Razzie nominations for his questionable "acting" skills in such movies as Blue Chips and Steel?

       a. LeBron James
       b. Michael Jordan
       c. Shaquille O'Neal
       d. Dennis Rodman


St Croix, Virgin Islands - He didn't start playing organized basketball until the ninth grade.Tim Duncan switched from swimming to basketball after the only Olympic swimming pool on his island was destroyed by Hurricane Hugo. What island was this?

       a. Oahu
       b. Guam
       c. St Croix, Virgin Islands
       d. Puerto Rico


Dennis Rodman - He was famous for wearing punk haircuts, weird tattoos and women's clothes.What future NBA rebounder worked on the graveyard shift at the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport, until a growth spurt suggested better things?

       a. Dennis Rodman
       b. Gary Payton
       c. Scottie Pippen
       d. Dikembe Mutombo


Lisa Leslie - In 2008. Candace Parker became the second WNBA player to score a slam dunk.Playing for the Los Angeles Sparks, who was the first woman to score a dunk basket in the WNBA?

       a. Lisa Leslie
       b. Sheryl Swoopes
       c. Cynthia Cooper
       d. Sue Bird



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