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Unusual NBA Names Quiz

Guess the last names of these current and former NBA players.
These are not necessarily birth names
Some of these names are perfectly normal in other cultures
Quiz by Quizmaster
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First submittedFebruary 24, 2012
Last updatedApril 17, 2015
Times taken103,635
Rating3.41
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NBA Name
Kobe Bryant
LeBron James
Tayshaun Prince
Rajon Rondo
Dikembe Mutombo
Manute Bol
NBA Name
Shaquille O'Neal
Amar'e Stoudemire
Hasheem Thabeet
Hedo Turkoglu
Udonis Haslem
Dwyane Wade
NBA Name
Bonzi Wells
World B. Free
Tree Rollins
Luol Deng
Metta World Peace
Muggsy Bogues
NBA Name
Carmelo Anthony
Spud Webb
Smush Parker
Arvydas Sabonis
Popeye Jones
God Shammgod
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level 31
Feb 24, 2012
Good one ^
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level 49
Aug 6, 2019
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level 21
Feb 26, 2012
I agree with Profx743, how can you forget Metta World Peace?
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level 6
Oct 27, 2012
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level 32
Jan 22, 2013
hedo is not his real name its hidayet
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level 61
Jun 28, 2017
...which is, of course, super common in the NBA
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level 21
Feb 28, 2013
Yeah, but Metta World Peace isn't his real birth name, I don't think it should count.
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level 80
May 8, 2014
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is not his real birth name either. If you legally change it, which is what Artest did, then that's what should count.
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level 14
Jun 9, 2013
I always thought his name was Hedo Turkgolu not Turkoglu ...... but whatever that's the only one i got wrong
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level 72
May 6, 2014
Thanks for the lenient spelling options on turkoglu. The fact that it is a mixture of real names and nicknames detracted from the quiz for me.
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level 34
Jun 18, 2014
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level 28
Nov 26, 2014
100% with 1:00 to go.
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level 29
Jan 25, 2015
3:08 remaining without any false guesses :P, pretty easy quiz for any NBA fan though...
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level 48
Feb 8, 2015
How about Cleanthony Early?
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level 82
Apr 10, 2015
Why do the column headings say NFL?
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level 76
Apr 10, 2015
Good catch, kidibu. I'll bet a lot of basketball fans are amazed they know so much about football!
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level 77
Apr 10, 2015
Dwayne's not that strange. And Shaquille of course is a good old Irish name.
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level 49
Apr 10, 2015
But Dwyane is an unusual spelling, even though the pronunciation is common.
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level 80
Oct 17, 2016
Shaq IS very Irish. :-)
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level 49
Apr 10, 2015
I was surprised that God played in the NBA. Googled him, and it's legit! 62 career points!
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level 30
Feb 24, 2018
To be fair, he did invent the Shammgod crossover
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level 72
Apr 10, 2015
one of my favourites was not included...samaki walker...samaki means fish in swahili
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level 66
Apr 15, 2015
I think it was mentioned already, but headings say "NFL Name" instead of "NBA Name."
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level ∞
Apr 17, 2015
Fixed
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level 37
Jul 29, 2015
Who the hell is God Shammgod??
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level 32
Aug 14, 2015
hedo's name is not hedo. It's Hidayet you idiots. and its only strange for you americans.
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level 73
Oct 13, 2015
So sad only 25% found Sabonis... One of the greatest ever, made David Robinson his thing in the Olympics in one of the greatest upsets of all time with the Soviet team full of Lithuanians
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level 15
Apr 7, 2016
On God I put Scalabrine lol
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level 61
Apr 25, 2016
What about Fat Lever or Sleepy Floyd?
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level 15
May 15, 2016
Some of the first names that you put are nicknames.
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level 48
Aug 2, 2016
done with 2:40 to spare
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level 11
Sep 7, 2016
done with 1:32 left!
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level 13
Sep 11, 2016
kobe and dwyane and carmelo are not rare names
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level 30
Feb 24, 2018
Kobe is the name of a Japanese city, Carmelo reminds me of Caramel, and Dwyane has a y before the a, making them all rare.
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level 18
Oct 14, 2016
2 wrong Arvydas Sabonis (who i know he played for russia was one of the top players in the world but was stopped from going to the nba because he was russian later made it with the portland trail blazers after his prime and his son just got drafted) and God Shamgod who i looked up and he only played 2 yrs
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level 80
Oct 17, 2016
What? Your comment makes no sense.
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level 4
Jan 7, 2017
God Shammgod is such a weird name lol
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level 78
Feb 5, 2017
No Anfernee Hardaway?
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level 21
Mar 26, 2017
because it is spelled dwYane
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level 19
Apr 3, 2017
Fat Lever
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level 15
Aug 4, 2017
Easy money...got all of them!
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level 65
Aug 11, 2017
All with 3:29 to spare...I loved the suggestion of Pops Mensah-Bonsu ... there are a lot of other great names like: Alaa Abdelnaby Uwe Blab Luc Richard Mbah a Moute Ruben Boumtje-Boumtje Fennis Dembo Yinka Dare Bo Outlaw Dickey Simpkins Ekpe Udoh Horacio Llamas Slick Watts Sleepy Floyd Fat Lever Kiki Vandeweghe Bimbo Coles Pooh Richardson DeSagana Diop Kelenna Azubuike Zydrunas Ilgauskas Stromile Swift LaPhonso Ellis Olden Polynice Thurl Bailey Pervis Ellison Kermit Washington Mookie Blalock Speedy Claxton Anfernee Hardaway Royal Ivey Carlos Boozer Chubby Cox Jacque Vaughn and of course, Giannis Antetokounmpo!
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level 30
Feb 24, 2018
Maybe put commas next time, it looks like one giant name
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level 73
Nov 28, 2018
He probably put line breaks but they disappear on JetPunk
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level 16
Sep 9, 2017
Got them all with 2:42 left
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level 66
Sep 21, 2017
Please accept "shamgod" for "Shammgod".
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level 12
Oct 31, 2017
metta changed his name from ron artest so thats why people arent getting it right
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level 20
Mar 21, 2018
how am i supposed to remember how to spell stoudamire
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level 44
Sep 14, 2018
easy Money... 3:03 left
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level 32
Nov 7, 2018
3:09
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level 49
Aug 6, 2019
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