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NBA Players: Exactly 3 Finals appearances (photo multiple choice)

Each player shown has been to the NBA Finals exactly three times (and in some cases, with different teams). You simply choose the photo of the ONE NBA player that satisfies the question.
The NBA team jersey the player is wearing in the photo is not necessarily that of the team that made it to the NBA Finals.
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Last updated: March 31, 2024
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1. Which one of these NBA players is 0-3 in NBA Finals appearances?
ANSWER: KARL MALONE... Gary Payton went once each with the Seattle SuperSonics (1996 - Lost), the Los Angeles Lakers (2004 - Lost), and the Miami Heat (2006 - Won). Rajon Rondo went twice with the Boston Celtics (2008 - Won & 2010 - Lost) and once with the Los Angeles Lakers (2020 - Won). Karl Malone went twice with the Utah Jazz (1997 & 1998 - Lost) and once with the Los Angeles Lakers (2004 - Lost). Jason Kidd went twice with the New Jersey Nets (2002 - Lost, 2003 - Lost) and once with the Dallas Mavericks (2011 - Won).
2. Which one of these NBA players is 3-0 in NBA Finals appearances?
ANSWER: SAM CASSELL... Lyndsey Hunter went once with the Los Angeles Lakers (2002 - Won), and twice with the Detroit Pistons (2004 - Won & 2005 - Lost). Clyde Drexler went twice with the Portland Trailblazers (1990 - Lost & 1992 - Lost) and with the Houston Rockets (1995 - Won). Sam Cassell went twice with the Houston Rockets (1994 - Won & 1995 - Won) and with the Boston Celtics (2008 - Won). Kawhi Leonard went twice with the San Antonio Spurs (2013 - Lost & 2014 - Won) and with the Toronto Raptors (2019 - Won).
3. Which one of these NBA players is NOT 2-1 in NBA Finals appearances?
ANSWER: KYRIE IRVING... Bill Walton went once with the Portland Trailblazers (1977 - Won), and twice with the Boston Celtics (1986 - Won & 1987 - Lost). Kyrie Irving went three times with the Cleveland Cavaliers (2015 - Lost, 2016 - Won, 2017 - Lost). Isiah Thomas went three times with the Detroit Pistons (1988 - Lost, 1989 - Won, 1990 - Won). Hakeem Olajuwon went three times with the Houston Rockets (1986 - Lost, 1994 - Won, 1995 - Won).
4. Which one of these NBA players has NOT appeared in three straight NBA Finals?
ANSWER: SAM PERKINS... Luc Longley went to three straight NBA Finals with the Chicago Bulls (1996 - Won, 1997 - Won, 1998 - Won). Bill Laimbeer went to three straight NBA Finals with the Detroit Pistons (1988 - Lost, 1989 - Won, 1990 - Won). Sam Perkins went to three NBA Finals, but not three straight... once with the Los Angeles Lakers (1991 - Lost), once with the Seattle SuperSonics (1996 - Lost), and once with the Indiana Pacers (2000 - Lost). Pau Gasol went to three straight NBA Finals with the Los Angeles Lakers (2008 - Lost, 2009 - Won, 2010 - Won).
5. Which one of these NBA players did NOT appear in three NBA Finals within a four-year period?
ANSWER: MARIO ELIE... Norm Nixon went to three NBA Finals in four years, all with the Los Angeles Lakers (1980 - Won, 1982 - Won, 1983 - Lost). Javale McGee went to three NBA Finals in four years, two with the Golden State Warriors (2017 - Won & 2018 - Won) and one with the Los Angeles Lakers (2020 - Won). Mario Elie went to three NBA Finals in six years, two with the Houston Rockets (1994 - Won & 1995 - Won), and one with the San Antonio Spurs (1999 - Won). Walt Frazier went to three NBA Finals in four years, all with the New York Knicks (1970 - Won, 1972 - Lost, 1973 - Won).
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