NBA Players by Wikipedia Descriptions

Can you name these current and former NBA players by excerpts from their Wikipedia pages?
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Last updated: October 10, 2019
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Excerpt
Person
In 2008 he missed his 5,000th free throw, becoming the second player
in NBA history to do so
Shaquille O'Neal
Often plays significant minutes for the Warriors as an undersized
center in their Death Lineup
Draymond Green
Went on a rant that included the word "practice" 14 times
Allen Iverson
When he was six, his father retired from the NBA and moved his family to Italy
Kobe Bryant
Won the 2004–05 NBA MVP award, becoming the first Canadian to earn the honour
Steve Nash
He dunked so effortlessly that his college coach said it "looked like a dream"
Hakeem Olajuwon
He was well known for slam dunking from the free throw line in slam dunk contests and was
the only player voted Most Valuable Player in both the ABA and the NBA
Julius Erving
Along with Spurs teammates Tim Duncan and Tony Parker, he was known as
one of the "Big Three"
Manu Ginóbili
He was known for hus underhand free throw shooting technique, and at the time of his
retirement in 1980 his .900 free throw percentage ranked first in NBA history
Rick Barry
Nicknamed the "Claw"
Kawhi Leonard
He and distant cousin Tracy McGrady formed a formidable one-two punch
as teammates in Toronto
Vince Carter
Drafted with the first pick in the 2019 NBA draft
Zion Williamson
After blocking a player's shot, he would point his right index finger at that player
and move it side to side
Dikembe Mutombo
He went on to average a triple-double the following two seasons also
Russell Westbrook
Attracted international attention for his befriending of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un
Dennis Rodman
Became notorious for his claim of having had sexual relations with as
many as 20,000 women
Wilt Chamberlain
He was left off the original Olympic Dream Team, possibly as a result of an
alleged feud with Michael Jordan
Isiah Thomas
Has gained notoriety for his ability to exploit league rules to more efficiently draw fouls...
He is also the all-time leader in completed four-point plays.
James Harden
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Level 80
Oct 9, 2019
I've played pick-up games against skinny, white, nerdy 6'6" high school kids who could dunk effortlessly. I'm surprised that dunking effortlessly is noteworthy enough to make it onto Wikipedia.
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Level 74
Oct 9, 2019
It's what's in the quotes that make it a least a little significant, and easier.
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Level 88
Oct 10, 2019
I'd always suggest not having an answer that is exactly the same as the beginning of another answer i.e. 'west' and 'westbrook'. If you don't know 'west' but you know (or guess) 'westbrook', you get a free answer - regardless of where the questions are placed within the quiz and whether you "should" know who the NBA logo silhouette is from!
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Level ∞
Oct 10, 2019
Replaced Jerry West with Rick Barry.
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Level 55
Oct 23, 2019
Kawhi is actually The Klaw, with a K.
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Level 80
Dec 1, 2019
Mutombo's finger was actually pointed skyward during the finger wag.
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Level 78
Dec 1, 2019
Given his defensive "prowess", James Harden's nickname should be "The Maginot Line".
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Level 65
Dec 1, 2019
The compilations of Harden refusing to play defense are among the internet's great treasures.
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Level 16
Jun 28, 2020
20/20 with two minutes left