NBA Finals Winners and Losers by IvixorB

Champion(s):

Ryno23

helitzur


Runner(s)-Up:


Quiz Description

Some impressive feats of winning and coming up short throughout the game's history.

Full Results:

Rank Player Total %ile 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Money Value (% Incorrect): 11 72 29 35 49 62 60 31 11 49 15 15
1 helitzur 472 97 15
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1 Ryno23 472 97 15
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72
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49
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62
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60
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3 bev48 443 94 15
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72
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49
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62
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31
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4 Snuffleupagus 434 92 15
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5 JWright 397 90 15
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62
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6 ReeseC 394 88 15
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7 GoodmanDL 390 86 15
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72
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31
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11
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49
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8 Kloefkorn 371 84 15
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35
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62
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60
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49
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9 GrahamJ 357 82 15
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72
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60
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49
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10 Vintsanity 350 80 15
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60
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31
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11 Bix32 347 78 15
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62
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12 kanyewesteros 346 76 15
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29
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13 johnbcrowe 345 74 15
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14 randalleng 332 72 15
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15 HallR 330 70 15
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16 Crow-T-Robot 322 68 15
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17 SrikrishnanV 312 66 15
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18 SlickRick87 308 64 15
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19 oldschoolways 293 62 15
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20 SteveWilliams 283 60 15
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21 LorinBurte 266 58 15
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22 BradburnA 256 56 15
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23 casketromance 241 54 15
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24 SportsNightonCSC 235 52 15
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25 HightB 226 47 00
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25 OBrienJ 226 47 15
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25 WangS 226 47 15
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28 straightcashhomie 221 43 15
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29 YuC 208 41 15
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30 AndersonM2 207 39 15
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31 Matto 205 37 15
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32 RosenbergR 184 35 15
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33 KleinJ 181 33 15
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34 MatthewPearson 178 31 15
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35 CarterBurke 176 29 15
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36 PatschakB 168 27 15
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37 ChrisRosenberg 159 25 15
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38 RigsbyD 152 23 00
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39 Palefire 147 20 15
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39 VenguswamyK 147 20 15
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41 akambour 145 17 15
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42 LeungT 135 15 00
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43 RubensteinM 130 13 15
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44 SochackiA 128 11 15
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45 MattK 127 9 15
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46 FeitelD 104 7 15
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47 ChengB 100 5 15
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48 RautY 86 3 00
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49 DouglasLovesVixey 0 1 00
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Questions:

Though he's not likely to make the Hall of Fame, this all-time great role player won seven championships with three different franchises from 1994 to 2008. No player since the 1960s Celtics has won as many titles.

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Robert Horry

Seven men have won NBA (or BAA) titles as a player and as a head coach for the same franchise (two of them held both roles simultaneously). Name three.

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K.C. Jones, Billy Cunningham, Pat Riley, Tommy Heinsohn, Bill Russell, George Senesky, Buddy Jeannette

This often-injured Brazilian player continued a long streak of bad luck by losing to the Warriors with the Cavaliers in the 2015 NBA Finals, and to the Cavaliers with the Warriors in 2016.

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Anderson Varejao

After winning his first title, Michael Jordan only lost a single playoff series. Which team beat the Bulls in the 1995 Eastern Conference Semifinals before going on to lose to the Rockets in the Finals?

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Orlando Magic

In the first year it was awarded, the Finals MVP went, for the first and so far only time, to a player on the losing team. Which player was it?

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Jerry West

As of 2016, which former Celtic and 1981 Finals MVP is the only eligible Finals MVP not to have made the Basketball Hall of Fame?

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Cedric Maxwell

Despite his impressive stats - he holds the single-game Finals scoring record and averaged 27 PPG in the playoffs over his career - this 1959 Rookie of the Year lost in eight of eight Finals over 12 seasons, giving him the record for most Finals appearances without a championship.

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Elgin Baylor

This player sealed the 1997 Finals for the Bulls with a go-ahead jumper in the last seconds of Game 6, later joking that he'd "been carrying [Michael Jordan] all year, so what's one more time?"

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Steve Kerr

Name the player seen here, a seven-time champion with the Lakers whose dominant play forced several rule changes, including the invention of the goaltending rule.

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George Mikan

The oldest franchise in the NBA, the Sacramento Kings also own the longest Finals drought in the league, having last appeared there in a win over the Knicks in 1951. What was the team called at the time (city and team name required)?

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Rochester Royals

Who is the only player to have won Finals MVP with two different teams? One was in 1971, and the other in 1985.

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Lew Alcindor/Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

The Lakers are the only team to have been swept in the Finals as the defending champions - once in 1983 and again in 1989. Name either of the teams they lost to.

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Philadelphia 76ers, Detroit Pistons