How many can YOU identify?
93% of Americans don't know all these famous basketball players.
Basketball is the beautiful game, a ballet of graceful juggernauts smashing balls through hoops. Invented in 1891 by Dr. James Naismith, formalized professional basketball, in the form of the National Basketball Association, has been going since 1946, and there have been a lot of memorable players during that time frame. For a while in the late 1960s and early 1970s, there was even a rival league known as the American Basketball Association, which gave us stars like Julius Erving. We know you love basketball, but how many famous players can you name from just a picture? Do you know what His Airness, Michael Jordan, the consensus greatest player ever, looks like? How about Earvin "Magic" Johnson, perhaps the best point guard ever? Or Karl Malone, aka "The Mailman?"
So how many NBA stars can you name from just a picture? Do you know Hakeem "The Dream" Olajuwon from Larry Bird, or do you think both of them are members of the Australian Parliament? You probably won't do as well as you think you will -- people are rarely as smart as they believe themselves to be when it comes to these things. Think you can prove us wrong? Take our quiz and find out!