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NBA Finals exam: Test your knowledge of pro basketball history

In 2011, the Dallas Mavericks trounced the Miami Heat in six games (4-2) to take the championship series. Remember how Dirk Nowitzki won the MVP? Now’s the time to put your pro basketball IQ to the test. Try answering the following 10 questions about the history of the NBA Finals.

By Ross Atkin

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Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers holds the Larry O'Brien NBA Championship Trophy during the Lakers Championship Victory Parade in Los Angeles, CA on June 21, 2010 after the Lakers won the 2010 NBA Championship over the Boston Celtics.

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1. Who was Larry O’Brien, whose name is on the NBA’s championship trophy?

Coach of the Philadelphia Warriors, the league’s first champion

 

The inventor of the 24-second shot clock, which revolutionized the pro game

 

A former league commissioner

 

The founder of the NBA

 
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