"Take It Strong to the Rack": NBA Career Scoring Leaders

"Take It Strong to the Rack": NBA Career Scoring Leaders

What were you thinking of when you read the title of this quiz? Now that your mind is out of the gutter, it's time to test your hoops knowledge in terms of which players in NBA history have scored the most points. Of course, there's more to basketball than scoring. Players need to be good rebounders and play solid defense too. However, scoring more pionts than the other team is necessary to win, so every time needs pure shooters that they can rely on. Okay, it's tipoff time!

#39 on the list was a teammate of Hakeem Olajuwon in the pros & college. Who is he?

The #7 player on this list is sometimes called the best center of all time. Who is he?

Nigerian-born Hakeem Olajuwon is 14th on the list. Where did he play college ball?

Who is the NBA career leader in points scored?

Dan Issel, a power forward and center in 1970s/80s, played mainly for which team?

What team did Kevin Durant leave to join the Golden State Warriors to win a title?

What scoring threat played most of his career in Utah in the 80s and ended up in Italy?

Which player has a sister who is often considered the best female player of all time?

Where does Boston Celtic legend Larry Bird rank on the Top 50 list?

The 3rd all time scoring leader played in Utah and never won a title. Who is he?

Where did Patrick Ewing play college basketball?

What player on the top 25 list shot free throws underhanded?

What player was recently traded for Ben Simmons?

Elvin Hayes, a power forward and center in the 1970s/80s, played mainly for what team?

Drafted by the Toronto Raptors, #22 on the scoring list was a slam dunk champion:

What currently active player is 2nd in all time points scored?

Alex English, 23rd all time in scoring, played most of his career in what city?

What former 14 time all star and L.A. Laker guard later became the team's G.M.?

Which white player is 6th on the all time scoring list?

The 8th and 9th players won a championship together in 1983. Who are they?

What former Sixer/Rocket/Sun is currently a popular basketball analyst on tv?

The man most people call 'The G.O.A.T' is 5th all time in scoring. Who is he?

Although he won a title in Boston, this player spent most of his career in Minnesota:

#19 on the list, a long time Boston Celtic, was nicknamed 'The Truth' by Shaq. Who is he?

#17 on the list was nicknamed 'Iceman'. What was his name?

#11 on this list is an active player with 19 seasons and no championships. Who is he?

#18 on the list played 19 seasons in San Antonio and won 5 championships. Who is he?

The 4th all time scoring leader once scored 81 points in a game vs Toronto. Who is he?

What slick guard was nicknamed 'The Answer'?

Shaquille O'Neal ranks 10th all time in scoring. How many NBA titles did he win?

"Take It Strong to the Rack": NBA Career Scoring Leaders

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