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Centennial Quiz - March 29, 2009

1. One current NBA team once played some of its home games in Lubbock's Municipal Coliseum. Which team was it?
a. Houston Rockets
b. Dallas Mavericks
c. San Antonio Spurs
d. Denver Nuggets

2. True or false?
The first bowling alley arrived in Lubbock in 1927.

3. Who is the only former Texas Tech player currently playing in the NBA?
a. Andre Emmett
b. Darvin Ham
c. Cory Carr
d. Tony Battie

4.True or false?
Only one year after being officially founded in 1909, Lubbock boasted 11 merchantile businesses, three barber shops, 15 land offices, four hotels, three banks, three drug stores, two hardware stores and four cafes.

Answers:

1. One current NBA team once played some of its home games in Lubbock's Municipal Coliseum. Which team was it?

c. San Antonio Spurs. The Spurs were orginally called the Dallas Chaparrals and were members of the old ABA professional basketball league. During the 1970-71 season, the team changed its name to the Texas Chaparrals and played its home games in Dallas, Fort Worth and Lubbock. Several years later, the team moved to San Antonio and became the Spurs and then joined the NBA when the ABA folded.

2. The first bowling alley arrived in Lubbock in 1927.

False. Gust Kallas brought the first bowling alley to Lubbock in 1932, moving four lanes from San Antonio to a site in the downtown area on Broadway.

3. Who is the only former Texas Tech player currently playing in the NBA?

d. Tony Battie. Battie, currently in his 10th year in the NBA, is on the roster of the Orlando Magic.

4. In 1909, Lubbock had three drugs stores - the Star, the Palace and the Lubbock Drug Co. - two of which were located on the courthouse square.

True.


Do you know of a little-known or fun fact about Lubbock that we can feature in our centennial quiz? If so, send them to Dave Daniel, A-J news editor, at david.daniel@lubbockonline.com.

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