Mavs Vs Hornets NBA Trivia
With the Dallas Mavs set to take on the Charlotte Hornets on March 20, we're excited to present to fans our top NBA trivia for the two teams.
Charlotte Hornets Trivia
The Hornets chose a special and talented first draft pick. Who was he?
Champion shooting guard Rex Chapman. In 1988, he became the first player ever drafted by the Charlotte Hornets.
All-star forward Larry Johnson had a colourful nickname. What was it?
Grandmama. Johnson earned this nickname after a popular series of Converse adds portrayed him dunking donning a granny wig and a Mrs. Doubtfire dress. He also appeared in a 1993 episode of Family Matters as his alter ego, Grandmama.
In 1992, the Hornets had an NBA Rookie of the Year winner in their midst for the very first time. Who was he?
Star forward Larry Johnson (again). Johnson also competed in the popular 1992 Slam Dunk Contest at the NBA All-Star Weekend. He finished runner-up to Cedrick Ceballos of the Phoenix Suns.
What was the first-ever jersey retired by the Hornets?
The #13 jersey. The jersey had belonged to shooting guard Bobby Phills, who died in a car accident in North Carolina on January 12, 2000. His jersey was retired on Feb. 9, 2000, during a game vs. the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Who became the first Hornet to rack up more than 250 blocks in a single season?
Alonzo Mourning. He finished his rookie season (1992-93) with 271 blocked shots.
Which player scored the first points in the history of the franchise?
Dallas Mavs Top Trivia
The Dallas Mavericks name has its origins in a TV show. What was it called?
The 1957-62 television western, Maverick. Interesting is that James Garner, who portrayed a character in the show, played for the original Dallas Mavs group.
Which jersey became the first to be retired by the Dallas Mavs?
Star journeyman Brad Davis. His jersey was tired upon his retirement after 12 seasons with the Mavs, in April 1992.
- Which Mavs star became the youngest player in the history of the NBA to record a trilogy of triple-doubles?
Nobody other than the still-unstoppable Luca Doncic.
Who has appointed the very first head coach of the Dallas Mavericks?
Dick Motta. To this day, he is still regarded as one of the greatest teachers of the game.
- Who became the first Mavericks player to score more than 2,000 points in a single season?
Mark Aguirre. During 1983-84, Aguirre finished the season with a remarkable 2,330 points. This means he averaged an incredible 29.5 points per game.