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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
First submittedOctober 2, 2019
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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 77
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 71
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 73
Oct 10, 2019
the point play clue is wrong...jamal crawford holds that distinction
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level ∞
Oct 10, 2019
Not any more he doesn't.
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level 73
Oct 10, 2019
i see nothing when i did a search that harden passed him...you got a link?
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level 73
Oct 10, 2019
wikipedia is the only place that has him having the all time record
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level 73
Oct 10, 2019
wikipedia doesn't even cite a source
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level 73
Oct 10, 2019
the only place outside of wikipedia i see is a twitter post...now why is it that every other site has crawford's 54 updated with his april 2, 2019 contribution, but not have harden anywhere close to that number?
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level 73
Oct 10, 2019
okay...i added them up...56 is correct...wikpedia needs to add citations for this and the other sites really need to do a complete update...why they updated crawford and are 20+ off of harden's career total is beyond me
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level 73
Oct 10, 2019
funny thing about wikipedia...jamal crawford's page still has him listed as being the all time leader still Jamal Crawford remains the NBA all-time leader in four-point plays,
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level 73
Dec 3, 2019
Let me introduce you to the "edit" button someday...
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level 86
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 73
Oct 10, 2019
how about a quiz like this but without household nba names? these are too easy with the mainstays of the league
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level 73
Oct 10, 2019
i don't see the problem..you see this often..one example is.you have quizzes with tommy john being an answer as well as randy johnson
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level 86
Oct 11, 2019
I explained the "problem" in my original comment. Just because you see it in other quizzes doesn't mean it should be left. Another solution would be to make it a 'yellow box' quiz but I don't think it is warranted on this one, simply changing the answer is sufficient (as has been done now).
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level 79
Oct 12, 2019
Presumably Randy Johnson and Tommy John are on quizzes together because they have to be--if the quiz is "Pitchers with More than 250 Wins," you can't drop Tommy John just because his name is similar to Randy Johnson's. But on this quiz, the quiz maker has full discretion to decide which players to include.
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level 55
Oct 23, 2019
Kawhi is actually The Klaw, with a K.
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level 77
Dec 1, 2019
Mutombo's finger was actually pointed skyward during the finger wag.
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level 72
Dec 1, 2019
Given his defensive "prowess", James Harden's nickname should be "The Maginot Line".
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level 62
Dec 1, 2019
The compilations of Harden refusing to play defense are among the internet's great treasures.