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1998–99 NBA lockout: Quiz


Question 1: Some young players, such as ________, began signing shorter contracts that allowed for more flexibility in team choice and salary.
Allen IversonTim DuncanShaquille O'NealLeBron James

Question 2: NBA owners reopened the league's ________ (CBA) in March 1998, seeking changes to the league's salary cap system and a ceiling on individual player salaries.
Labour lawTrade unionCollective bargainingEmployment

Question 3: [8] By September 25, 24 ________ were canceled and training camps were postponed indefinitely as a result of stalled talks.
Toronto Blue JaysExhibition gameNational Hockey LeagueSeason (sports)

Question 4: Sportswriter Tony Kornheiser described the labor dispute as one "between tall millionaires and short millionaires."[29] An article in ________ termed the lockout "an incomprehensible and unconscionable dispute between rival gangs of millionaires".
NewsweekForeign PolicyReader's DigestSlate (magazine)

Question 5: The 1998–99 NBA lockout was the third lockout in the history of the ________ (NBA).
National Basketball AssociationMagic JohnsonBoston CelticsShaquille O'Neal

Question 6: Several players, including Shaquille O'Neal and ________, wanted the vote to be conducted by secret ballot, while others indicated a desire to return to competition regardless of how the vote went.
Kareem Abdul-JabbarMagic JohnsonHakeem OlajuwonElvin Hayes

Question 7: A rookie pay scale was introduced, with salary increases tied to how early a player was selected in the ________.
NBA Draft1998–99 NBA lockout2009 NBA DraftNational Basketball Association

Question 8: [33] In addition to the lockout, the NBA's popularity was affected by the second retirement of ________, who had been largely responsible for an increase in fan interest during his career.
Larry BirdDavid Robinson (basketball)Michael JordanKareem Abdul-Jabbar

Question 9: [19] Agent ________, who was considered an influential voice for the players,[19] represented NBPA president Patrick Ewing and nine players on the union's 19-person negotiating committee.
Isiah ThomasDavid FalkMichael JordanAllen Iverson


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