Can You Identify These NBA Players From Two Photos?

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Khadija Leon

6 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

The National Basketball Association (NBA) is the professional basketball league in Noth America. Composed of 30 teams, 29 from the United States and one from Canada, it is considered to be the most important professional basketball league (for men) in the world. 

Every year, the NBA holds the draft where the teams can draft players who want to join the league. Those players who are picked first, more often times than not, go on to make names for themselves and the teams they play for. 

The players in the league are some of the most famous of all the athletes across every sport and they also have a salary to match. When it comes to naming some of those players who are at the top of the league, names like Micheal Jordan, LeBron James, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bill Russell, Tim Duncan, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant get thrown around. 

How well do you know the basketball players who were in the NBA? If you were given two pictures of these stars, would you be able to guess who it is? Well, there is only one way to find out, and that is by taking this quiz!

Who is this basketball player?

Kareem Abdul Jabbar is an American retired professional basketball player who is best known for playing for 20 seasons for the Los Angeles Lakers and the Milwaukee Bucks. During his career, he has been named the NBA Most Valuable Player six times among his many other accolades.

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The name of this basketball player is ____________.

Currently playing for the Golden State Warriors, Klay Thompson is the son of Mychal Thompson who also played in the NBA. Along with fellow teammate Stephen Curry, (the splash brothers), they set an NBA record of 484 combined three-pointers in a single season.

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This NBA player's name is ______________.

Charles Wade Barkley, also known as “the round mound of rebound” is an American retired professional basketball player and current analyst who is known as one of the league’s most skilled power forwards. The All-Star athlete was also known for his rebounding skills, which earned him his nickname.

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Which NBA player is shown in the image?

Arguably the best player in the history of the sport, LeBron James’ extensive list of accomplishments include three NBA Finals MVP awards, two Olympic Gold Medals and four NBA Most Valuable Player Awards. Currently playing for the Los Angeles Lakers, he is also known for his activism off the court.

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____________ is the name of the basketball player seen here.

Patrick Ewing Sr. is a Jamaican-American retired Olympian and NBA Hall of Fame basketball player who can be found on every 50 Greatest NBA players in history. After his retirement, he became an assistant coach who also appeared in the 1996 film, Space Jam.

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Which of the following legends is seen here?

Earvin “Magic” Johnson is an American retired player who spent more than a decade playing for the Los Angeles Lakers, winning 5 NBA championships. In 1991, the athlete retired after announcing to the world that he was HIV positive but later returned twice, finally ending in 1996.

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The person in the image is none other than ____________.

Damian Lillard is an American professional basketballer who currently plays for the Portland Trail Blazers. Although being very young, the NBA Rookie of the year is one of six players in the history of the franchise to become a three-time All-Star.

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Who is this basketballer known as?

Michael Jordan, also called MJ, is an American former professional basketball player who has been called “the greatest basketball player of all time”. After major success in the league, he launched a sneaker line called ‘Air Jordan’ which made him the first billionaire in NBA history.

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This basketball player is known as ___________.

Stephen Curry is an American professional basketballer who currently plays for the Golden State Warriors. Often referred to as one of the “greatest shooters in NBA history, in 2014 he led his team to their first championship since the year 1975.

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Which of these following NBA stars is seen here?

Shaquille O’Neal, better known as “Shaq” is an American retired professional basketball player who has played for six teams during his 19-year career. Some of his accomplishments include 4 NBA championship wins, an Olympic gold medal and a 3-time Finals MVP.

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Which of these athletes is in the screenshot?

Christopher Paul is an American professional basketballer who currently plays for the Houston Rockets after being transferred from the Los Angeles Clippers. The 9-time NBA All-Star has also been named the NBA All-Star Game MVP in 2013 and won 2 Olympic Gold medals.

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The athlete seen here is known as _____________.

Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon is a Basketball and FIBA Hall of Famer who played center position for the Houston Rockets and Toronto Raptors in the National Basketball Association. During his career, he has been named the NBA All-Star 12 times and an Olympic gold medalist.

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Who is the athlete in the image?

Scottie Maurice Pippen, also called “Pip” for short, is an American retired professional NBA player who is well known for the time he spent playing for the Chicago Bulls from 1987 to 1998 as he led the team to both the 1992 and the 1996 Championship win.

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What is this basketball player's name?

Kevin Wayne Durant is an American professional basketballer who currently plays for the Golden State Warrior of the National Basketball Association. During his career, he has won two NBA championships, two Olympic Gold medals and has also been called the NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Award.

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Which famous athlete is this?

Paul George is an American professional basketball player who is currently with the Oklahoma City Thunder. After joining the league in 2010, he has been an NBA All-Star 5 times, the All-NBA Third Team 4 times, and an Olympic gold medalist.

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This basketball player is called _____________.

Kawhi Leonard, who currently plays for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Associations was first drafted to the San Antonio Spurs, with whom he won the NBA championship within 2014 and was also named the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player.

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Which of these famous ballers is shown here?

Kobe Bryant is an American retired professional basketball player who unlike many players, spent his entire career playing for one team, the Los Angeles Lakers. Within those 20 years with the team, he has won 5 championships, 2 NBA Finals MVP and 18 NBA All-Star titles.

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The famous player in the photo is ______________.

Julius Erving II, who is also called “Dr. J”, is an American retired basketball player who has been credited with popularizing the style of leaping above the rim. Throughout his 16-year career, he has won three championships, four Most Valuable Player awards and in the year 1993, he was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.

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Which basketball star is shown here?

De Andre Jordan, who plays for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association, is the current record holder for best career field goal percentage (67.4%). He is also an NBA All-Star and an Olympic gold medalist.

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The athlete is the screenshot is ___________.

Kyrie Irving is an American professional basketballer who currently plays for the Boston Celtics in the NBA. Since his career began in 2001, he has won an NBA Championship, been named an NBA All-Star 5 times and has won an Olympic gold medal.

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Who is this basketball player?

Bill Russell is an American former professional basketballer who played center for the Boston Celtics from 1956 to 1969. Throughout his career, he has won 11 NBA. Championships and he has also been named the NBA Most Valuable Player several times.

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The name of this basketball player is ____________.

Larry Bird is a retired professional basketball player and current basketball executive who recently served as the president for the Indiana Pacers. The 6’9” tall athlete has won 3 NBA championships, has been listed as the NBA Finals MVP and he was also inducted into the basketball hall of fame.

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This NBA player's name is ______________.

Russell Westbrook is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder basketball team. The 7-time NBA All-Star is just one of two in the history of the NBA to average a triple-double for a season.

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Which NBA player is shown in the image?

Anthony Davis Jr. is an American professional basketball player who currently plays as the power forward and center for the New Orleans Pelicans. After being selected first overall in the 2012 draft by the team, he has been named an NBA All-star 5 times as well as winning an Olympic gold medal.

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____________ is the name of the basketball player seen here.

Wilton Chamberlain was an American basketball player who is best known for playing for teams like the Los Angeles Lakers, the Philadelphia 76ers and the San Francisco Warriors. During his amazing career, he was a 2-time NBA champion as well as a 13-time NBA All-Star.

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Which of the following legends is seen here?

Bob Cousy is an American retired professional basketballer who played point guard for the Boston Celtics for 13 years. He is a 6-time NBA champion. A 13-time NBA All-Star, an NBA Most Valuable Player and a Basketball Hall of Famer.

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The person in the image is none other than ____________.

Samuel Jones is an American retired professional basketball player who was known for game-winning shots. In the history of the NBA, he has the second most NBA championship wins (10). Among many other accolades, he was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.

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What is this basketballer known as?

James Harden Jr. is an American profession basketballer who currently plays for the Houston Rockets. The Most Valuable player has also been an NBA All-Star 6 times, an Olympic gold medalist and a World Cup gold medalist.

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This basketball player is known as ___________.

Demarcus Cousins, sometimes called “Boogie” is an American professional basketball player who is currently with the Golden State Warriors. He has been named an NBA All-Star 4 times, and he is also an Olympic gold medalist.

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Which of these following NBA stars is seen here?

Karl Malone, often referred to as “The Mailman”, is an American retired profession basketballer who is best remembered for playing for the Utah Jazz. During his lengthy career, he has been named the NBA Most Valuable Player twice, and he is also a 14-time NBA All-Star.

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Which of these athletes is in the screenshot?

Robert Parish is an American retired professional basketball player who has been called one of the greatest players in NBA’s history. In his career, he has 4 NBA championship wins, 9 All-Star Titles and he has 1,611 regular season games – an NBA record.

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The athlete seen here is known as _____________.

Giannis Antetokounmpo, nicked named the “Greek Freak” because of his athleticism and because his surname is so difficult to pronounce, is a Greek professional basketball player who is currently with the Milwaukee Bucks. He is a 2-time NBA all-star, and he was also named the Most Improved Player in 2017.

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Who is the athlete in the image?

Karl-Anthony Towns is a Dominican-American professional basketballer who currently plays for the Minnesota Timberwolves. In his short career, he has been called an NBA All-Star, the NBA Rookie of the Year in 2016 and placed on the All-NBA Third Team.

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What is this basketball player's name?

Tim Duncan is an American retired professional basketballer who spent his entire career of 19 years, playing for the San Antonio Spurs. During that time, he has won 5 NBA championships, 3 NBA Finals MVP awards, 15 NBA All-Star titles and he is often called the greatest power forward of all time.

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Which famous athlete is this?

Dwayne Wade Jr. is an American professional basketball player who recently played for the Miami Heat. He guided the team to their first championship in 2006 where he was named the NBA Finals MVP. He is also the team’s all-time leader in points, games, shots made and taken.

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This basketball player is called _____________.

Oscar Robertson, often called “The Big O”, is an American retired professional basketballer who played for the Milwaukee Bucks and the Cincinnati Royals. Throughout his 14-year career, he has won one NBA championship and been named an NBA All-Star 12 times in a row.

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Which of these famous ballers is shown here?

Blake Griffin is an American professional basketballer who currently plays for the Detroit Pistons. He has been an NBA All-Star 5 times, but he is probably better known as the person who model and TV personality - Kendell Jenner is dating.

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The famous player in the photo is?

Kyle Lowry is an American professional basketballer who currently plays for the Toronto Raptors after being selected by the Memphis Grizzlies in the 2006 draft. He was credited with getting the team to the playoffs as well as for them winning the Atlantic Division title during the 2013-2014 season.

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Which basketball star is shown here?

Gordon Hayward is an American professional basketballer who currently plays for the Boston Celtics. Originally picked ninth overall by the Utah Jazz in 2010, he was named as an NBA All-Star for the first time in 2017.

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The athlete in the screenshot is ___________.

John Wall Jr. is an American professional basketballer who currently plays the point guard position for the Washington Wizards. He has been named the NBA All-Star 5-times, and he was also named the NBA Rookie Challenge MVP in 2011.

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