Top Miami Heat & Philadelphia 76ers NBA Trivia
On Dec. 15, the Philadelphia 76ers will take on the Miami Heat for the fourth and final time this year as part of the regular season. Two of the previous games were won by the 76ers, and only a single one by the Heat.
Both franchises enjoy the patronage of passionate fans and supporters. And both have given rise to some pretty interesting match-trivia over the years.
Below are some of our all-time favourites.
Top Miami Heat NBA Trivia
Who would go on to become a musician following his retirement from the Heat?
This would have been none other than Rony Seikaly. Selected by the Miami Heat with the ninth pick of the 1988 NBA Draft, Rony Seikaly played as the team’s starting center between 1988 and 1994, after which he made his exit and joined the Golden State Warriors, the New Jersey Nets, and Orlando Magic. After his retirement, Seikaly released several successful albums and also managed to become the host of his own radio show.
Who had been the most famous wearer of the number 41 jersey for Miami?
Glen Rice. A star player at the University of Michigan, Glen Rice was drafted with the fourth pick in the NBA Draft of 1989. He wore the number 41 jersey all throughout his time with the Heat. This had been from 1989 to 1995. During this time, he emerged a consistent leading three-point shooter and one of the most accomplished in the league at the time. A three-time All-Star, Glen Rice in 2000 won an NBA Championship during his tenure with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Which Heat player won the J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award in 1996-97?
P.J. Brown. And he also happened to be named to the All-Defensive Second Team that same year.
Interesting 76ers NBA Trivia
Who emerged the leading scorer for the 76ers in the January 14 match between the Heat and Philadelphia?
Shake Milton. With 31 points poured in across 27 minutes of play off the bench, Milton helped lead the 76ers to a phenomenal 125-108 victory. Incidentally, that particular game also saw Ben Simmons record yet another triple-double of the season – his fourth overall for 2021.
What were the 76ers originally called?
Founded in 1946, Philadelphia is one of the oldest franchises in the history of the NBA. They were originally called the Syracuse Nationals.
Which player holds the single-season record for points scored for the franchise?
Wilt Chamberlain. In 1965-66, Chamberlain recorded ab average of 33.5 points and 24.6 rebounds per game. This saw him earn his second MVP award.