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NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award: Quiz


Question 1: Dikembe Mutombo and Ben Wallace each won the award four times,[3] while Sidney Moncrief, Mark Eaton, Dennis Rodman, Hakeem Olajuwon, and ________ have each won it twice.
Pat RileyAlonzo MourningShaquille O'NealP. J. Brown

Question 2: a  Has won the ________
All-NBA TeamNBA Most Valuable Player AwardNBA All-Rookie TeamNational Basketball Association

Question 3: c  Hakeem Olajuwon was born in ________, but became a naturalized United States citizen in 1993.
KenyaSudanNigeriaSierra Leone

Question 4: d  Zaire was renamed to the ________ in May 1997.
RwandaGabonDemocratic Republic of the CongoCentral African Republic

Question 5: The most recent award recipient is ________, who is also the youngest player to win.
LeBron JamesTim DuncanShaquille O'NealDwight Howard

Question 6: The winner is selected by a panel of 124 sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the United States and ________, each of whom casts a vote for first, second and third place selections.
BelizeUnited KingdomCanadaBarbados

Question 7: [5][7] In Olajuwon's case, he is the only one to have also won the ________ and the NBA championship in the same season.
Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award50 Greatest Players in NBA HistoryBoston CelticsLarry O'Brien Championship Trophy

Question 8: The National Basketball Association's Defensive Player of the Year Award is an annual ________ (NBA) award given since the 1982–83 NBA season, to the top defensive player of the regular season.
Shaquille O'Neal1998–99 NBA lockoutMagic JohnsonNational Basketball Association

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