Sunday, September 20, 2009

Grandpa Roy Column- Basketball Style!!!

What's up guys and girls, Drew back here, very excited right now due to the Jets game results vs New England, but time to run the next trivia question towards your contest point leaderboard. It is currently placed on the sidebar, but here is your Top 5 currently:

1- Hackenbush: 5.5 Points
2- mmosely: 4 Points
3- Collective Troll: 3.5 Points
4- Night Owl: 3 Points
5- Old School Breaks: 3 Points

Time isn't out yet! Here are ways to earn points so far:
- Trading cards I need from Swisher and Cano sets earns you 1/2 a point per card!!!
- Answering these questions gives you 1 point for every answer!
- 2 Points if you discover a player we left out in a Trivia question (Night Owl did it once)

So, today's question is basketball related, but I let it slide because this guy also played baseball, and, this is the "Trivia Corner" and isn't necessarily the Baseball Corner anymore. So, here is your question:

Michael Jordan, often considered the best basketball player ever to play the game, was recently inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame a few weekends ago. This superstar is one of only 7 players to have won the trifecta (Collegiate Championship, NBA Championship, and Olympic Gold Medal) in their careers, who are the others?

Hint Baseball Fans: 5 out of these 6 guys are in the Basketball Hall of Fame, and only 1 of them is played for the famous dream team (1992), other than MJ. Good luck

1: Michael Jordan, 1982 NCAA Champion, 1991; 1992; 1993; 1996; 1997; 1998 NBA Championships, 1984+1992 Olympic Gold Medals.

2: Magic Johnson, 1979 NCAA Champion, 1980; 1982; 1985; 1987; 1988 NBA Championships, Dream Team 1992 Olympic Gold Medal

3: Bill Russell, 1955 & 1956 NCAA Champion, 1957; 1959; 1960; 1961; 1962; 1963; 1964; 1965; 1966; 1968; 1969 NBA Championships (Yes, 11), 1956 Gold Men's Basketball Medal

4: Jerry Lucas, 1959; 1960; 1961 NCAA Champion, 1973; 1974 NBA Championships, 1960 Olympic Gold Medal

5: K.C. Jones, NCAA Champion, 1959; 1960; 1961; 1962; 1963; 1964; 1965; 1966 NBA Championships, 1956 Olympic Gold Men's Basketball Medal

6: Quinn Buckner, 1976 NCAA Champion, 1984 NBA Championship, 1976 Olympic Gold Medal

7: Clyde Lovellette, 1952 NCAA Champion, 1954, 1963, 1964 NBA Champion, 1952 Olympic Gold Medal

*UPDATE,1 MORE!!! Don has gotten 4 Points total on this question, and Duane came up with a great idea to include this as a bonus, which 3 of these players won a high school championship, college championship, NBA Championship, and an Olympic Medal?




Remember the rules, only 1 answer at a time unless we need help and I let you know that you can answer multiple players. Give everyone time to answer questions, so everything is fair. +1 points for each player you name remember! See Ya, and Good luck!


  1. I know Bill Russell did it (let's go Celtics). Gimme a point!

  2. I will get the easiest one (for me) out of the way first: Magic Johnson 79NCAA, Dream Team, numerous NBA titles.

    I will guess on Oscar Robertson, Bill Russell, and Pat Riley.

  3. since some of the names have been thrown around now...I've always knew the even tougher feat----which of the these also won a HS championship as well? there are 3 of them

  4. Some more guesses, Jerry Lucas, KC Jones, Quinn Buckner

  5. Yeah, true, nice question, that can be a bonus but I'll let you know

  6. Did Bill Russell win a HS championship? I don't know if that's a second guess or a follow up to my first...but I could see Bill pulling that off too

  7. Clyde Lovette is the final answer.....and Bill Russell is not one of the 3.


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