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Question 1: Ewing, from ________ by way of the Boston area, was drafted by the New York Knicks in 1985, with whom he spent fifteen of his seventeen seasons in the NBA.
Antigua and BarbudaJamaicaGrenadaBarbados

Question 2: The technique of fouling a poor free throw shooter in order to win back possession in the hope that the player will (as usual) miss his free throws is sometimes known as the ________ strategy.
Shaquille O'NealHack-a-ShaqPhoenix SunsMichael Jordan

Question 3: With the formation of the WNBA, ________ established herself as the premier center, and the league's most popular player.
Candace ParkerLisa LeslieKatie SmithDiana Taurasi

Question 4: This has been a common strategy used against certain centers who have continuously struggled with free throws; examples include Wilt Chamberlain, Shaquille O'Neal, and ________.
Kevin GarnettKobe BryantBen WallaceChris Webber

Question 5: In both Finals, Olajuwon outplayed two of the league's leading Centers, Patrick Ewing of the ________ and the Orlando Magic's young Shaquille O'Neal.
2009–10 New York Knicks season1969–70 New York Knicks seasonNew York KnicksNew Jersey Nets

Question 6: However, O'Neal's playing time has been increasingly limited by injuries, benefiting in the Heat's Championship run from the presence of another veteran, ________, as his backup.
P. J. BrownShaquille O'NealPat RileyAlonzo Mourning

Question 7: His principal rival, ________, listed at 7'1", 275 pounds, lacked Russell's supporting cast.
Jerry WestKareem Abdul-JabbarWilt ChamberlainElgin Baylor

Question 8: In the 1960s, ________ and Wilt Chamberlain further transformed basketball by combining height with a greater level of athleticism than previous centers.
Bill RussellBill WaltonBob CousyKareem Abdul-Jabbar

Question 9: Following the retirement of ________, the rivalry of the two big men came to dominate the NBA.
Kareem Abdul-JabbarWilt ChamberlainElgin BaylorGeorge Mikan

Question 10: It should also be noted that centers and power forwards often have low ________ percentages.
Block (basketball)Free throwFoul (basketball)Double (basketball)


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