The origins of the current NBA go back to the formation of leagues in the '40s, the decade-long dominance of the Celtics in the '60s, the merger of the ABA in the '70s and a host of rivalries in between. The professional basketball league has produced a plethora of exciting players who are as unique as their style of play. With nicknames like Iceman, Big Baby, Pistol and Birdman, the NBA has a laundry list of players who have shaped the league with unique personalities both on and off the court. Some players are known for their outward appearance and skill to trash talk on the court. Others are perfectly content to let their play on the court dictate opinions from the public.
With the advent of social media and the internet, personalities such as those in the NBA become magnified by a player's interaction with fans and media. Before the frenzy of online status elevation, the NBA relied on a player's ability to display personality on the court. The TV was the main source of exposure and some players took full advantage to promote their brand. Players like Allen Iverson, who was never lacking in confidence on or off the court, used post-game interviews to promote his style and create humorous anecdotes. Hit the court and ball out on this quiz and we'll try and guess which unique NBA legend you are!
How would you rate your leadership skills?
What do you like to do in your free time?
If you made the cut, what would be your role on a basketball team?
Which city would you most like to live in?
Leather is a popular style choice in the U.S. How do you feel about leather?
When you turn on the radio, what kind of music is on?
How tall are you?
Disappointments in life can be hard to take. What has been your biggest disappointment?
Life is hard, and sometimes we end up on the losing end. How do you cope with a losing situation?
Chose your favorite color combination.
You find yourself in an awkward conversation with someone. What do you do?
Can you describe what skills you have on the court?
Though not an NBA team, the Harlem Globetrotters are iconic ball players. Who is your favorite Globetrotter?
Can you tell us your favorite movie about basketball?
If you were in the NBA, how would you feel about post-game interviews?
When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Of the following quotes, which one inspires you the most?
What was the last book you read?
If you had to rate you personality on a scale of 1-10 what would it be?
When you watch basketball on TV what do you think is the most exciting play?
Are you offensive-minded or defensive-minded?
Who would your spirit animal be?
Say you are at a party, do you usually mingle and meet new people or stand in the corner and wait for someone to talk to you?
Tell us about what you are most passionate about
Say you are in a game of pickup basketball, your team is down by one with time running out. What do you do?
When you go to the gym, what is the first thing you do?
You meet a nice person and go out for a date. Where do you go?
What motivates you in life?
What would your dream vacation consist of?
How do you want people to remember you when you're gone?
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