Which Young NBA Superstar Are You?

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By: Gavin Thagard

6 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Teams spend years waiting for them to come along — that young superstar who will turn the franchise around. It's hard to tell exactly who will become a star in the NBA, though. Some of the most hyped prospects turn out to be bust, while other late-round draft picks rise to the top of the league in only a few seasons. Either way, when a star arrives, their impact can immediately be felt, as they often change the entire mood of a city.

The NBA is filled with young superstars today who started soaking up the spotlight as former superstars left the game. For every Dwyane Wade or Dirk Nowitkzki, two players who retired following the 2018-19 season, there is now a Trae Young, Luka Doncic, Ben Simmons or Karl-Anthony Towns to take their place. This transition is the natural evolution of any sports league, because the one thing that's undefeated is Father Time.

When it comes to the young stars across the NBA, who best suits your personality? Are you more of a ball-control player who scores bucket after bucket or a playmaker who sets up your teammates before scoring yourself? When you're ready to find out, dive into this quiz and see where on the scale of young players you fall.

A general manager comes to you before the draft and asks about your best attribute. What do you tell them?

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Aside from money, is your position in the draft important to you?

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How do you go about proving yourself as a young star in the league?

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If you're a top 10 draft pick, do you expect to start the first game of the season?

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Players lead teams in different ways. As a superstar, would you describe yourself as a vocal leader?

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Which type of teammate best complements your style of play on the court?

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Are you more inclined to take shots or get your teammates involved early in a game?

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You feel a little banged up coming into the season. Should you sit out until your body feels 100% healthy?

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Select the achievement you would most like to accomplish as a young superstar?

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Coming into a game, you know you're going to have a big night. Where do you want that performance to take place?

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Your team isn't having the best season and has come under scrutiny from the media. What do you say when the cameras are in your face after a loss?

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The score is tied at halftime. Do you come out firing as the star on your team?

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Some superstars like to talk about their talent. Does your play on the court speak for itself?

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If the team you play for hasn't made the playoffs since you signed there, are you willing to accept a rookie extension with the franchise?

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You just came off a stellar rookie season, but you can't rest on your laurels. How do you handle the offseason?

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What role should a superstar player have in the local community?

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Would you rather be a leader or a playmaker on the court?

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There are various intangibles that make a star a superstar. Can you identify the intangible that best fits your skill set?

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As the superstar on your team, should you always take the game-winning shot?

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Will you sacrifice a regular season win to get a teammate going if they're in a shooting slump?

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The NBA is all about offense. Which type of offense best fits your style?

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Management has decided to move on from the head coach you started your career with. Would you like to have input on who they hire next?

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How do you get your mind off a bad shooting night?

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Are you willing to sacrifice your numbers for a bench player to get more playing time?

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Which type of coach would you prefer to play for?

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Through blood, sweat and tears, you led your team to the NBA Finals but lost. Is there anything you'll change, going into the next season?

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Where do you spend the first week of the offseason?

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Individual accolades can push even superstars to be better. What individual award would you most like to win?

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What sport would you play if you didn't play basketball for a living?

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If everything goes well and your team wins a championship, do you still expect management to make changes to the roster coming into the next year?

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