Were You Born to Play in the NBA?

By: Cassidy Allen Chubb

Were You Born to Play in the NBA?
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About This Quiz

Are you a basketball guru? Well, did you know that the NBA was founded in 1946? About 73 years ago, some of the first-ever professional basketball players formed the NBA, and now it's 2019, and it's still going strong! 
Playing in the NBA is not something that comes easy. The players work their butts off for it, but many of them were born to play in the NBA. Like Michael Jordan, for example. You know, the greatest basketball player of all time. Some people were born to do certain things in life, and for NBA players, only a couple hundred of them can say that each year. 
Many people dream of playing in the NBA, but not everyone has what it takes. Did you start playing when you were a child? Did you play on an AAU team during the summers? How many times a week did you work on your game? Do you have a high basketball IQ? Would you consider yourself to be in good shape? In this quiz, you'll learn if you were truly born to play in the NBA. Don't wait any longer, and take this quiz right now!
NBA 1 How did you spend your summers in middle school?
Babysitting
Playing in AAU tournaments
Going to summer camps
At the family lake house

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NBA 2 There are tons of basketball movies, but which one do you consider to be the best?
"Space Jam"
"Love and Basketball"
"Like Mike"
"Coach Carter"

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NBA 3 What video game did you always play with your friends?
NBA Street
NBA Live
NCAA Basketball
NBA Jam

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NBA 4 If you could choose a sports broadcaster to call your first NBA game, who would it be?
Mike Breen
Mark Jackson
Jeff Van Gundy
Carlos Morales

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NBA 5 What song are you listening to pregame to get pumped up?
"Dreams & Nightmares" by Meek Mill
"Despacito" remix featuring Justin Bieber
"The Middle" by Maren Morris
"Thank U, Next" by Ariana Grande

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NBA 6 How many times a week do you play pick up games?
None
Four times
Two Times
Maybe once

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NBA 7 During halftime, what snack are you munching on to give yourself some energy?
PB&J sandwhich
Protein bar
Bagel
Orange slices

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NBA 8 How old were you when you went to your first NBA game?
5
11
16
8

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NBA 9 Who is the greatest coach of all time in your book?
Chuck Daly
Greg Poppovich
Phil Jackson
Pat Riley

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NBA 10 Which NBA player rocked the headband the best?
Allen Iverson
Vince Carter
Wilt Chamerblain
Carmelo Anthony

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NBA 11 Which NBA arena would be the highest honor to play in?
Madison Square Garden
Staples Center
Oracle Arena
United Center

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NBA 12 When you play basketball, after which all-time NBA great do you try to model your game?
Michael Jordan
Larry Bird
Bill Russell
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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NBA 13 What current NBA player has the best shoes in which to hoop?
Kyrie Irving
Kevin Durant
LeBron James
Steph Curry

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NBA 14 The NBA Finals are on. How are you watching the series?
At a bar
At home alone
At a private watch party
At home with friends

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NBA 15 Growing up, did you have a basketball hoop in your driveway?
Of course
Nope
I used my neighbor's goal
No, but our neighborhood had one

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NBA 16 What's the best sports drink to stay hydrated?
Powerade
Gatorade
Propel
Water

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NBA 17 When you're sore after a workout, what do you do to recover?
Take an ice bath
Stretch
Apply a heating pad
Take an ibuprofen

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NBA 18 What's the first basketball skill you learned?
How to shoot
How to dribble
How to pass the ball
How to draw up a play

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NBA 19 Where did you play pick up games as a kid?
At the park
At the gym at the YMCA
My school's gym
Neighborhood court

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NBA 20 What time of year is your favorite to watch basketball?
Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

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NBA 21 What's the best part about playing the game?
The fans
Being part of a team
Inspiring kids
Getting buckets

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NBA 22 What's your pregame ritual?
Read a Bible scripture
Wear the same socks every game
Do a handshake with every teammate
Listen to my favorite album from start to finish

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NBA 23 What's your favorite thing to drink after a workout?
Gatorade
Protein shake
Water
Powerade

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NBA 24 Have you ever injured yourself playing basketball?
Yes
Never
Only once
So many times

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NBA 25 Which socks are the best one to wear while hooping?
Nike Elite
Stance Logoman
Nike Versatility
Under Armour Heat Gear

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NBA 26 What sport did you grow up playing?
Basketball
Football
Soccer
Tennis

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NBA 27 Did you have a mini basketball hoop on the back of your bedroom door as a kid?
Duh
No
Yes, but it was my brother's room.
Yeah, but I never used it.

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NBA 28 What's your go-to move to score?
Deep 3-pointer
Step back and shoot a jumper
Post up on the block and score a layup
Hit a crossover then Euro-Step for a floater

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NBA 29 Have you ever gotten a technical foul in a game?
Nope
Who hasn't?
I didn't play enough to have the chance to.
Yes

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NBA 30 Did your coaches curse at you and your teammates during practice and in games?
Yeah, it ​makes your skin thicker.
I hated it.
Yes, but it never bothered me.
Nope

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