How Much Basketball Potential Do You Have?

Brian Whitney

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About This Quiz

Basketball is the coolest sport in the world. There, we said it. The game is just so awesome. Whether you are playing against your dad in the driveway, against your friends at the local playground, riding the bench on your high school team, or even being a starting player on a Division 1 college team, hoops are just the best. 

In fact, it is so fun that pretty much everyone that has ever played the game has one dream: to make it to the NBA and play in front of huge crowds against the best competition in the world, all while making a ton of money.

But dreams can't go on forever; sooner or later most of us run up against someone that we can't get a shot off on, or someone posterizes you by dunking in your face, and you have to face reality, you just aren't going to make it in the NBA. But what about you? Do you have the skills necessary to make it to the top when it comes to basketball? Or are you more likely to be riding the bench on your junior high team? 

Take this quiz and find out whether you're more James Jarden or Jon Koncak. And before you answer any of these questions, make sure your foot is behind the line.

Do you work out a lot?

Are you a good rebounder?

Are a good free throw shooter?

How tall are you?

How good is LeBron James?

Can you dribble between your legs?

Which player has a game most like you?

Do you have problems listening to your coach?

Would you dive for a loose ball?

Are you good on a team?

Are you a natural leader?

What would you do if a fan was heckling you?

Are you good at protecting the rim?

What would you most like to do?

Do you keep players out of the paint?

What are you best at?

How high can you jump?

What is your favorite team?

Are you good in the clutch?

Would you mind talking to the press?

How often do you play basketball?

Do you always run the floor?

How much bling do you own?

What position would you play?

Do you have good handles?

Are you good at taking charges?

Your coach just benched you, what do you do?

Is basketball your favorite sport?

Who is your favorite old school Celtic?

Who is your three point shot most like?

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