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To the author is this quiz - Question 12 Kansas has not had a player selected number one overall since Danny Manning in 1988. Please check yourt facts next time.
jroc9 6/25/09 8:33 pm


1. For the last several years, the NBA Draft has been held at this well-known sports complex1:
Los Angeles Forum
Madison Square Garden
NBA Commissioner's Office
Verizon Center
1Yes, the questions do get harder
2. Which of these NBA legends was not selected first overall in the draft?
Larry Bird
Magic Johnson
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Bill Walton
3. Michael Jordan was selected ____ in the 1984 NBA draft:
4. Who was the first international player to be selected #1 in the draft without having any US collegiate experience?
Yao Ming
Darko Milicic
Dirk Nowitzki
Michael Olowokandi
5. The death of Len Bias two days after the draft cast a pall over the 1986 draft. Which player was selected first in the draft, before the Celtics selected Bias second?
Chuck Person
David Robinson
Brad Daugherty
Clyde Drexler
6. The NBA instituted its lottery process in 1985 after suspicions that a certain team had tanked their season so that they could use the #1 selection to pick a noted center. Which team was suspected of wrongdoing?
Detroit Pistons
New York Knicks
Houston Rockets
Portland Trailblazers
7. Which team forfeited their 2004 first-round pick due to salary cap violations?
Minnesota Timberwolves
Golden State Warriors
New Jersey Nets
Los Angeles Clippers
8. In 1995, Kevin Garnett became the first player in 20 years to make the jump from high school to the NBA. Prior to KG, who was the last player to be drafted without playing any college ball?
Moses Malone
Kiki Vandewegh
Darryl Dawkins
Rick Mahorn
9. As of 2009, who is the most recent #1 overall selection to be enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame?
David Robinson
Patrick Ewing
Hakeem Olajuwon
Ralph Sampson
10. Which two Georgetown players were selected first overall?
Patrick Ewing & Allen Iverson
Patrick Ewing & Alonzo Mourning
Patrick Ewing & Dikembe Mutombo
Dikembe Mutombo & Allen Iverson
11. Which of the following big men was not selected by a team in the NBA draft?
Andrew Bynum
Ben Wallace
Zydrunas Ilgauskas
Amare Stoudemire
12. Which of the following basketball factories has had one of its players selected first overall since 1990?
North Carolina
13. Since 1966, which conference has had the most #1 overall selections?
Big 10
Big East
Pac 10
14. As of 2009, who was the last #1 overall selection to play in the NCAA championship game a few months before his selection?
Kenyon Martin
Allen Iverson
Elton Brand
Derrick Rose
15. Similarly, as of 2009, who was the last player drafted first overall whose team had won the NCAA championship months earlier?
Tim Duncan
Joe Smith
Chris Webber
Danny Manning
16. The 2000 draft was the last draft not to be held at Madison Square Garden. What team hosted the draft that year?
Detroit Pistons
Portland Trailblazers
Minnesota Timberwolves
San Antonio Spurs
17. Which famous draft bust told to the man who drafted him in 2001: "If you draft me first, I'll never disappoint you."
Kwame Brown
Jonathan Bender
Robert Traylor
Jay Williams
18. Which of the following players was not drafted straight out of high school?
Darius Miles
Kobe Bryant
Tracy McGrady
Felipe Lopez
19. Which NBA team selected the player seen here:

seen shaking David Stern's hand upon his selection as the #1 overall player taken in 2007?
Seattle Supersonics
Portland Trailblazers
Orlando Magic
New Jersey Nets
20. Since 1990, which team has had the first selection overall the most times, achieving this three separate times?
Washington Wizards
Toronto Raptors
Los Angeles Clippers
Orlando Magic
21. As of 2009, only one of these #1 overall selections has made the All-Star team. Which is it?
Michael Olowokandi
Joe Smith
Pervis Ellison
Glenn Robinson
22. The 1996 draft was a talent-laden edition. Which of the following was not taken ahead of Kobe Bryant, who was selected 13th overall?
Marcus Camby
Ray Allen
Stephon Marbury
Steve Nash
23. Danny Manning, Byron Scott, Terry Cummings and Antonio McDyess are surprisingly among players drafted by which snakebit team?
Los Angeles Clippers
Milwaukee Bucks
Golden State Warriors
Washington Bullets/Wizards
24. Which of these cornerstones of the great Celtics teams of the 1980s was actually drafted by the team?
Dennis Johnson
Kevin McHale
Gerald Henderson
Robert Parish
25. In the pre-lottery years of 1966-84, which correctly describes the method used to determine the selection order?
Strictly by record
Geographic region
Coin flip between the last-place finishers in each of its two divisions
Arm-wrestling match between the GMs of the teams with the worst record

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