Nets Vs Kings NBA Fandom Trivia
With the trade deadline now around the corner, the NBA is a busy place.
The Brooklyn Nets and the Sacramento Kings will take to the hardwood in the midst of all the action on Feb. 15, and fans have a great deal of action to look forward to as the time for the next stand-off draws nearer.
To celebrate, we’ve delved deep into each of the two teams and compiled a selection of must-know trivia.
Brooklyn Nets A-Game Trivia
The Nets started out as a charter franchise of the American Basketball Association. What year were they founded?
What were they first called?
The Nets started out as the New Jersey Americans. This was during their first season before locating to New York in 1968. They eventually moved to Barclays Center in 2012, at which time they adopted their current name.
Who became the first Nets player to be named NBA Rookie of the Year?
Buck Williams. The power forward was selected by the Nets in the 1981 NBA Draft. In that first special season, Williams led the team with an average of 12.3 rebounds per game. He was named NBA Rookie of the Year in 1982.
Which player featured in the title role of the 2018 comedy, Uncle Drew?
None other than the legendary Kyrie Irving. He starred along former NBA players like Reggie Miller, Nate Robinson, and Chris Webber.
Trivia Titbits For Kings Fans
The Sacramento Kings first had a different moniker. What were they initially called?
When the franchise was first founded in 1923, they were named the Rochester Seagrams. They were named after the Seagrams distillery in Rochester, New York.
When did the Kings win their very first NBA championship?
1951. They beat the New York Knicks to the title 4-3.
During which year did the Kings relocate to Sacramento?
The Kings moved to Sacramento, California, ahead of the 1985-89 season.
What is the name of the mascot for the Kings?
Slamson the Lion. His story goes that he was born in South Africa to mom Slamet and dad Sir Slam the Lion.
Which Kings coach has the highest winning percentage in the history of the franchise?
Rick Adelman. Under his tutelage, the Kings became one of the most successful teams in all the Western Conference. They qualified for every Playoffs of Adelman’s career.
Which player was given the nickname “Boogie”?
DeMarcus Cousins. He was given the nickname by Kentucky coach Rod Strickland.