Which Unique NBA Legend Are You?
By: Ryan Choate
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About This Quiz
The origins of the current NBA go back to the formation of leagues in the '40s, the decade-long dominance of the Celtics in the '60s, the merger of the ABA in the '70s and a host of rivalries in between. The professional basketball league has produced a plethora of exciting players who are as unique as their style of play. With nicknames like Iceman, Big Baby, Pistol and Birdman, the NBA has a laundry list of players who have shaped the league with unique personalities both on and off the court. Some players are known for their outward appearance and skill to trash talk on the court. Others are perfectly content to let their play on the court dictate opinions from the public.
With the advent of social media and the internet, personalities such as those in the NBA become magnified by a player's interaction with fans and media. Before the frenzy of online status elevation, the NBA relied on a player's ability to display personality on the court. The TV was the main source of exposure and some players took full advantage to promote their brand. Players like Allen Iverson, who was never lacking in confidence on or off the court, used post-game interviews to promote his style and create humorous anecdotes. Hit the court and ball out on this quiz and we'll try and guess which unique NBA legend you are!
How would you rate your leadership skills?
I lead, but like to get feedback from the team.
I like to make sure everyone is in agreement.
What do you like to do in your free time?
Drive around in my expensive cars
Play the bongo drums with friends
If you made the cut, what would be your role on a basketball team?
Point guard, running things
I am all about defense and rebounds.
I like to steal the ball any chance I get.
Dunk and rebound whenever posible
Which city would you most like to live in?
Leather is a popular style choice in the U.S. How do you feel about leather?
I got a few leather hats and some sneaks.
I rock my leather pants whenever I can.
Just wear a nice leather jacket on occasion
I can't even wear leather shoes.
When you turn on the radio, what kind of music is on?
Disappointments in life can be hard to take. What has been your biggest disappointment?
Not winning a title when I played college basketball
Never traveling out of the country
Not finishing high school
Life is hard, and sometimes we end up on the losing end. How do you cope with a losing situation?
I bend the rules in my favor a bit.
Keep trying until you persevere.
Learn from your mistakes and try to move on.
Chose your favorite color combination.
You find yourself in an awkward conversation with someone. What do you do?
Let them keep talking and leave when the conversation is over
Can you describe what skills you have on the court?
Drain 3's and drive to the hoop
I can steal the ball consistently.
Post up, rebound, and hook shots
Though not an NBA team, the Harlem Globetrotters are iconic ball players. Who is your favorite Globetrotter?
Can you tell us your favorite movie about basketball?
If you were in the NBA, how would you feel about post-game interviews?
I love being in front of the camera.
I look forward to showing off my wardrobe.
Just part of a day's work
When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
The guitar player in a band
Of the following quotes, which one inspires you the most?
"Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real" -Tupac
"I'm not here for your amusement. You're here for mine." -Johnny Rotten
"Great artists suffer for the people." -Marvin Gaye
"Constantly choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil." -Jerry Garcia
What was the last book you read?
The Electric Kool-aid Acid Test
If you had to rate you personality on a scale of 1-10 what would it be?
9. I like to keep a little in reserve.
7. I'm comfortable in my own skin.
5. I like to remain neutral.
When you watch basketball on TV what do you think is the most exciting play?
Breakaway windmill slam dunk
Are you offensive-minded or defensive-minded?
I love to score the rock.
I thrive on the defensive end.
I prefer a chance to stop the opponent on defense.
I play both sides of the floor equally.
Who would your spirit animal be?
Say you are at a party, do you usually mingle and meet new people or stand in the corner and wait for someone to talk to you?
I mingle and make my presence known.
People are afraid of the way I look so they stand clear.
I like to stroll about and meet new people.
I'm kind of a wallflower.
Tell us about what you are most passionate about
Playing hoops with my friends on the playground
Expressing myself through my work and style
Say you are in a game of pickup basketball, your team is down by one with time running out. What do you do?
Pass the ball to the best player
Shoot a long three-pointer
Post up and try to dunk it
When you go to the gym, what is the first thing you do?
Do some curls in front of the mirror
You meet a nice person and go out for a date. Where do you go?
I show her a highlight reel of all my games.
A nice dinner and maybe a movie after
To a music festival with jam bands
What motivates you in life?
Being the best at whatever I do
Being unique and original
Being all about peace and love
What would your dream vacation consist of?
Touring with the Grateful Dead
How do you want people to remember you when you're gone?
The best that ever played
A smooth and courteous gentleman
As a person who did things his own way
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