We Bet Even Diehard NBA Fans Can't Name Over 80% Of These Players

The 2018 season is fully underway, and while it is still too early to tell what will happen in the end, many fans and analysts have all chimed in and given their thoughts about the teams that will compete for a title this year. There have been an incredible amount of changes that have happened this season, and for this reason, many fans are as interested as they have ever been. There is an air of uncertainty around the NBA Finals for the first time in a long time, and this has led to many people believing that a new era for the NBA is right around the corner.

Many of the best players in the league today are looking to take home their first title, and people are curious to see which franchise can pull this off. It only takes a few moves for a team to completely change their fortune, and some of the moves that have been made have paid off well. The top players in the league are also looking to get their hands on the NBA MVP, and this individual award can go a long way in a player securing a massive contract down the line.

How many fans can name all of the NBA players on this quiz?

Question 1

Name This NBA Player

The player being featured on this entry is one that had himself one heck of a journey while he was in college, and many people anticipated that he was going to make waves once he entered the NBA and was able to compete with the best players in the world. While he is not someone that has been on the same level as the biggest stars in the game today, he is a fantastic player on the court that is more than capable of taking over a game and helping his team secure a victory. The NBA has truly changed over the years, and only true fans will be able to identify these 50 players. (Basketball Reference)

Question 2

Name This NBA Player

The Sacramento Kings have done an exceptional job in drafting talent over the years, but the true problem with the franchise has been retaining talent once they reach a point in their journey when they are able to contribute at a high level. People saw this man doing big things in college and immediately pegged him as being one of the top picks in the NBA Draft, and once the Kings got their hands on him, people were interested to see how things would play out for him when he eventually hit his stride with the franchise. The NBA has truly changed over the years, and only true fans will be able to identify these 50 players. (Basketball Reference)

Question 3

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Every once in a while, a player will hit free agency in the NBA and become one of the most sought-after players in the world, and this was exactly what happened when this man was all set to leave the team that initially brought him into the NBA. While many teams placed their bid and made their pitch to secure his employment, the San Antonio Spurs wound up being the team that was enticing enough to get him on board, and he has been able to do some tremendous things with the franchise since donning the silver and black. The NBA has truly changed over the years, and only true fans will be able to identify these 50 players. (Basketball Reference)

Question 4

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Hailing from Oakland, California, this player has truly come into his own in recent years, and many people are starting to see that he is one of the most talented players in the NBA today. If he played for a larger market team like the New York Knicks or the Los Angeles Lakers, more people would be talking about this player as being one of the best, so the fact that he is able to do this while playing for Portland is truly a testament to what he has been able to produce on the court. The NBA has truly changed over the years, and only true fans will be able to identify these 50 players. (Basketball Reference)

Question 5

Name The NBA Player On The Right

The Los Angeles Lakers were all set to make this man the face of their franchise moving forward, but his development didn't happen nearly as rapidly as they were anticipating, and they wound up shipping him out of town in favor of moving on to a local boy with a ton of promise. As it were, this player has since blossomed into a fantastic scorer in his new home in Brooklyn, and seeing him shine the way that he has must been a stinging reminder to Lakers fans about what could have been. The NBA has truly changed over the years, and only true fans will be able to identify these 50 players. (Basketball Reference)

Question 6

Name This NBA Player

Rare is it to see a story as interesting and as odd as this one take place in the NBA, and people that have been following it closely have noted that this player is going down a path that not many would be able to come back from. After missing his rookie season due to health issues, this player has been trying to make his way into the lineup for the Philadelphia 76ers, but offseason training has hampered his shooting motion, and he has since lost any semblance of confidence that he had when he was a top college player. The NBA has truly changed over the years, and only true fans will be able to identify these 50 players. (Basketball Reference)

Question 7

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There aren't too many people that are able to stay in the NBA for as long as this man has, and the fact that he has been able to do so is one of the more impressive feats that people have been able to see in the modern landscape of the NBA. The prime of his time in the NBA saw him be one of the more underrated players at his respective position, and even though he has slowed down considerably, he is still someone that can contribute on the floor. The NBA has truly changed over the years, and only true fans will be able to identify these 50 players. (Basketball Reference)

Question 8

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Foreign players making their way into the NBA are all hoping to have a journey that is as a successful and as fruitful as the one that this man has been able to maintain ever since he made his debut. While no analyst is going to confuse him for being among the top two players at his position, he is still someone that can make a difference on the floor and that is able to have an impact on the way that his teammates play throughout a game, making him a valuable piece to any puzzle. The NBA has truly changed over the years, and only true fans will be able to identify these 50 players. (Basketball Reference)

Question 9

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Now that LeBron James has left the East, there are a number of teams that are all vying for their shot to head to the NBA Finals and usurp the Golden State Warriors as the best team in the NBA. The Boston Celtics have been doing an exceptional job over the years in building a talented roster that can hang with any team in the league, and the play of this man here is largely why many people will not be surprised to see the team make a deep run in the playoffs once the regular season concludes. The NBA has truly changed over the years, and only true fans will be able to identify these 50 players. (Basketball Reference)

Question 10

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In recent weeks, we got to watch this man step on the floor with LeBron James for the last time in what has been an incredible NBA journey, and the fact that that respective chapter of his run has come to an end means that many of us that grew up watching him feel a little bit older. The prime of his run in the NBA saw him as one of the most dynamic players on the court at any given time, and he was instrumental in securing a couple of titles for Miami. The NBA has truly changed over the years, and only true fans will be able to identify these 50 players. (Basketball Reference)

Question 11

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This player has been doing his thing in the NBA for a little bit longer than most people even realize, and while he isn't someone that is going to make the All-Star Game every season, he is a player that is able to round out any roster and provide a good amount of depth. He came into the NBA back in 2011 after being taken in the second round of the NBA Draft, and while many players have since washed out, he has done an exceptional job in sticking on NBA rosters. The NBA has truly changed over the years, and only true fans will be able to identify these 50 players. (Basketball Reference)

Question 12

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This player is the most recent recipient of the NBA MVP, and the fact that he and his team were so close to taking out the Golden State Warriors last year in the playoffs just goes to show people how exceptionally talented he is. He got his journey off to a start with the Thunder as he played alongside both Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, but he saw a massive payday awaiting him in Houston and he decided to head down there to become the focal point of a team instead of working alongside two other star players. The NBA has truly changed over the years, and only true fans will be able to identify these 50 players. (Basketball Reference)

Question 13

Name This NBA Player

The San Antonio Spurs had a massive falling out with this player that was widely covered before the start of the 2018 NBA season, and few people could have predicted that the team would be so willing to ship him up to Toronto. It looks as though the trade has paid off in a major way for the Raptors, because what they have been able to do this season with this player in their starting lineup has been truly exceptional, and they appear poised to make a deep run in the playoffs. The NBA has truly changed over the years, and only true fans will be able to identify these 50 players. (Basketball Reference)

Question 14

Name This NBA Player

It looks as though this player’s time in the NBA is coming to an end, which is an absolute crime, because during the height of his play, he was one of the best scorers in the league. He came out of college fresh off of winning an NCAA Championship, and people knew based on his play at Syracuse that he was going to do some exceptional things once he made his way into the NBA. He played for a number of teams during his time in the league, and many of us remember his rookie season with the Denver Nuggets. The NBA has truly changed over the years, and only true fans will be able to identify these 50 players. (Basketball Reference)

Question 15

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This player has been in the league for several years now, and it appears as though he is reaching an entirely new level of his game, which has been nothing short of a breath of fresh air for NBA fans. Fans of the Chicago Bulls are hopeful that he can assume a leadership role and lure talented players from other rosters to the Windy City so that they can eventually rise up and compete with the best teams in the Eastern Conference moving forward. The NBA has truly changed over the years, and only true fans will be able to identify these 50 players. (Basketball Reference)

Question 16

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Being from Southern California, many people were anticipating the Los Angeles Lakers making a serious play for this player once he left UCLA, and seeing him suit up for the team that he grew up rooting for was truly remarkable for fans of his. His development has been a little slower than most people would like to see, but this season appears to be the year that he is starting to put everything together as he plays alongside LeBron James in an attempt to return the Lakers to glory. The NBA has truly changed over the years, and only true fans will be able to identify these 50 players. (Basketball Reference)

Question 17

Name This NBA Player

If the Houston Rockets are going to make a serious push in the playoffs, then they need this player to continue to do what he has been doing all year, which is playing the best basketball of his professional run. There are plenty of teams that are all going to be making deep runs this year, and if this player’s stats stay at their current level or even improve as the season goes on, then people had better start taking the Rockets seriously as a team that can reach the NBA finals. The NBA has truly changed over the years, and only true fans will be able to identify these 50 players. (Basketball Reference)

Question 18

Name This NBA Player

Many people are starting to see what this player can do on the court thanks to the incredible offensive output that he has been able to have this season, and we imagine that he is going to continue to command top dollar as he produces at a high level throughout his time in the NBA. Even though he is doing well for himself, many people would love to see him thrive on a team that has several other prominent stars to see if they can match the overall star power of the Golden State Warriors. The NBA has truly changed over the years, and only true fans will be able to identify these 50 players. (Basketball Reference)

Question 19

Name This NBA Player

After being the top pick in the NBA Draft and getting his start with the Cleveland Cavaliers, this player was able to force a trade out of town to head over to Boston in an attempt to get a fresh start with another franchise. He has long been considered one of the top players at his position, and seeing him operate on the floor with his teammates is truly mesmerizing. He was a huge reason why the Cleveland Cavaliers were able to win an NBA title several years ago. The NBA has truly changed over the years, and only true fans will be able to identify these 50 players. (Basketball Reference)

Question 20

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People are usually able to recognize basketball players for what they are able to do while on the court, but there are some players that are recognized for their physical appearance as well. Thanks to his tattoos and long hair, many people are able to spot this player out from a mile away, and it just so happens that he can do some exceptional things when he is on the court, meaning that he's a player that can capture people's attentions with both his looks and his play. The NBA has truly changed over the years, and only true fans will be able to identify these 50 players. (Basketball Reference)

Question 21

Name This NBA Player

This player is still relatively young for his time in the NBA, and he is seeing a steady improvement in his overall numbers as the years have gone by. He is someone that does have an exceptional amount of talent, and his continued development is going to be instrumental in him reaching his full potential in being a massive contributor while on the floor. If he can reach his potential, he is going to be something special to watch for a while. The NBA has truly changed over the years, and only true fans will be able to identify these 50 players. (Basketball Reference)

Question 22

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There aren't too many defenders in the NBA that are as talented and as recognized as this man. Even though seeing a player put up numbers on offense can be a lot more entertaining for people, it is also important to be able to play on both ends of the court, and what this man does when an opponent is attacking the rim is something that is truly great to see. He is someone that can be a difference-maker during a game. The NBA has truly changed over the years, and only true fans will be able to identify these 50 players. (Basketball Reference)

Question 23

Name This NBA Player

Watching this man and his best friend get separated by one of the most surprising trades in recent memory is something that no one was prepared to deal with, but he has been able to make the best out of a bad situation and propel the Toronto Raptors to the top of the NBA. It may have taken a few years into his NBA run for things to get going, but once he actually hit his stride and realized his potential, he has been among the top players in the league. The NBA has truly changed over the years, and only true fans will be able to identify these 50 players. (Basketball Reference)

Question 24

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While many people would like to think that this player is entering a stage of his journey that is going to see him have a steep decline in numbers, the fact remains that he is as capable on the floor as players that are a number of years his junior. He has been pulling off the impossible throughout his journey, and his decision to head out to Houston to link up with a number of other prominent players for the Rockets is something that has done wonders for his fans. The NBA has truly changed over the years, and only true fans will be able to identify these 50 players. (Basketball Reference)

Question 25

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People were surprised to see this man make his way to the Los Angeles Lakers within the last few months, and the fact that he has decided to join forces with LeBron James in an attempt to resurrect the Lakers back to their glory days of old just goes to show people how important to the team is to the NBA. This player may not produce in the same way that he did a number of years ago, but he is someone that can make a difference on the floor, especially when it comes to rebounding and defending. The NBA has truly changed over the years, and only true fans will be able to identify these 50 players. (Basketball Reference)

Question 26

Name This NBA Player

There's been a lot going on with this player as of late in his personal life, but people are still optimistic that once he returns with a full bill of health, he can still do some tremendous things on the floor when he is asked to. There was once a point when he was the best defender and best rebounder in the league, but things have slowed down considerably in more recent years, and he has bounced around from one team to the next, which has been a cause of concern for a number of people around the NBA. The NBA has truly changed over the years, and only true fans will be able to identify these 50 players. (Basketball Reference)

Question 27

Name This NBA Player

There is no way that any person could have predicted the type of season that this man would have before 2018 got underway, and the fact that he is playing at such a high level despite what he has dealt with during his time in the NBA makes for one of the most compelling stories that we have seen in recent memory. If he can play like this for a few more years, we could see him tack on just enough to his run to cement himself as one of the best of his era. The NBA has truly changed over the years, and only true fans will be able to identify these 50 players. (Basketball Reference)

Question 28

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Coming out of college people were already calling this man the future of the NBA thanks to what he was able to do at the collegiate level, and the talent that he has is truly blossoming now that he has been in the league for several years. While he is able to put up a number of points on just about any team in the league, his lack of effort at times on defense has led many people to consider him and a player that is only concerned with boosting his stats, which is nonsense. The NBA has truly changed over the years, and only true fans will be able to identify these 50 players. (Basketball Reference)

Question 29

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The fact that this player has been able to average a triple-double multiple times in his journey just goes to show people the type of things that he is able to do on the court when he is firing on all cylinders. He has long been one of the most dynamic players in the NBA, and the fact that he has decided to stick around it Oklahoma City and work diligently to bring a title home to their dedicated fans just goes to show people the type of man that he is as well. The NBA has truly changed over the years, and only true fans will be able to identify these 50 players. (Basketball Reference)

Question 30

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The New York Knicks were gearing up to give this player a hefty chunk of change before he went down with some health issues last season, and the team is optimistic that he will be able to make a full recovery and eventually take the floor towards the latter part of the 2018 season. He's a player that was truly developing into someone that could lead the Knicks for the next decade, but his health issues are cause for concern for the people running the franchise as they look to build a competitive roster. The NBA has truly changed over the years, and only true fans will be able to identify these 50 players. (Basketball Reference)

Question 31

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This young man has been steadily developing his overall game the last few seasons, and it looks as though he is reaching a point in his journey where he is being considered one of the better players at his position. He has long been able to flash his potential at various levels of the game of basketball, but it seems as though now is the time for him to truly come into his own after being a top-five pick back in the 2014 NBA Draft. The Orlando Magic truly need him to continue developing. The NBA has truly changed over the years, and only true fans will be able to identify these 50 players. (Basketball Reference)

Question 32

Name This NBA Player

There has been a ton of speculation lately about where this man will play next in his journey, and if LeBron James has it his way, he will be suiting up for the Los Angeles Lakers with James, as they become a new dynamic duo in the league. He has turned into one of the best players in the NBA, and if he is able to make his way to Los Angeles to link up with LeBron, then people had better anticipate them taking home and NBA Championship for the franchise. The NBA has truly changed over the years, and only true fans will be able to identify these 50 players. (Basketball Reference)

Question 33

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By the time his journey is all said and done, it is possible that people will consider this man the best shooter that ever entered the NBA. He may have played his college ball at a relatively small school when compared to some of the other top players in the league, but this did little to stop him from becoming one of the best scorers that we have ever had the chance to watch. The man has seen and done it all over the years, and he has won multiple NBA Championships for the Golden State Warriors. The NBA has truly changed over the years, and only true fans will be able to identify these 50 players. (Basketball Reference)

Question 34

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After having a successful college journey at Oklahoma, people were anticipating this man being one of the top picks in the NBA Draft, and of the team that got their hands on him is expecting him to develop into one of the best shooters in the NBA. While it is entirely possible that this player can live up to the hype and become one of the best in the business, the fact remains that the Atlanta Hawks had to give up arguably the best rookie in the class in order to get their hands on this player. The NBA has truly changed over the years, and only true fans will be able to identify these 50 players. (Basketball Reference)

Question 35

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There were a number of NBA fans that were disappointed when this man wasn't able to take home the Rookie of the Year award for his efforts last season, but all of the coverage that he received eventually led to people focusing on him and what he has been able to do since he came into the NBA. Few people could have predicted that he would have been so good in such a short amount of time, but it just goes to show people that some players are able to rise to the occasion before others. The NBA has truly changed over the years, and only true fans will be able to identify these 50 players. (Basketball Reference)

Question 36

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Many people believe that the Washington Wizards are going to spend some serious time reshaping their entire roster, and this could mean that player will be on the move sooner rather than later. While he has been an exceptional player during his time in the NBA, many people would like to see him play for a franchise that is going to allow him to play with the best in the league. He has an exceptional amount of talent and can do things that other players only dream of. The NBA has truly changed over the years, and only true fans will be able to identify these 50 players. (Basketball Reference)

Question 37

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This player received a ton of press while he was in college for his play on the court, but there was an equal amount of press for his behavior on it as well. While he does have an exceptional amount of talent, the fact remains that he has angered many people over the years with being an incredibly aggressive player that has a penchant for making costly mistakes. If he gets his emotions in check, he can be one of the better prospects from this draft. The NBA has truly changed over the years, and only true fans will be able to identify these 50 players. (Basketball Reference)

Question 38

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This player made tons of noise before the season got underway thanks to wanting to head to a new location, and after he eventually got his wish and was shipped off to the Philadelphia 76ers, he has done an exceptional job in showing the rest of the league exactly what he is capable of doing. He has always been one of the more talented players around, and the fact that he is surrounded by a group of players that are like-minded means that they have a serious shot of banding together to make a playoff push. The NBA has truly changed over the years, and only true fans will be able to identify these 50 players. (Basketball Reference)

Question 39

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Defensive players in the NBA don't get much more talented than this man here. He is considered the emotional leader of the Golden State Warriors, and his play on the court with the rest of the guys on the team has been instrumental in the franchise securing multiple victories in the NBA Finals in the last 5 years. Many people think that this could be the year that the Warriors are finally unable to bring home a title back to the city of Oakland, but they are simply too good to be discredited. The NBA has truly changed over the years, and only true fans will be able to identify these 50 players. (Basketball Reference)

Question 40

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After watching this player go down with some health issues as soon as the 2017 season got underway, people were hopeful that he could return to form for 2018 and make a serious impact for the Boston Celtics. It looks as though the health issues that sidelined this player are a thing of the past, as he has been able to do some solid things on the court this year, and if the Boston Celtics are going to contend for a title this year, then this player’s going to need to stay as healthy as possible and continue to do what he does best. The NBA has truly changed over the years, and only true fans will be able to identify these 50 players. (Basketball Reference)

Question 41

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After bouncing around the last few seasons, this player landed in Denver with hopes of regaining the form that saw him be considered one of the best players in the NBA not too long ago. He is a player that plays much larger than he actually is, and even though many people would consider his size a hindrance, he has been able to overcome that obstacle during his time in the NBA. His team is hoping that he can help them continue on their winning ways. The NBA has truly changed over the years, and only true fans will be able to identify these 50 players. (Basketball Reference)

Question 42

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This player has one of the most interesting nicknames in the entire NBA, and the presence that he has on social media always keeps him in the eye of the media. He is a player that truly wants to bring a title to the city of Philadelphia, and he will do anything and everything in his power to ensure that this happens while he is still with the franchise. When he is playing at the top of his game, he is among the best players in the league at his position. The NBA has truly changed over the years, and only true fans will be able to identify these 50 players. (Basketball Reference)

Question 43

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After being instrumental in the Cleveland Cavaliers taking home an NBA title and putting on consistent performances during his time with the team, the Cavaliers were more than happy to reward this play with a sizable contract heading into the 2018 season. He is a player that has had the pleasure of doing just about everything that someone could hope for in a professional basketball journey, and many people would love to see him return to his home in Los Angeles at least once in his journey. The NBA has truly changed over the years, and only true fans will be able to identify these 50 players. (Basketball Reference)

Question 44

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After having a remarkable run while in college, this player entered the NBA as one of the top rated prospects to play at Texas. He has been nothing short of brilliant during his time in the NBA, and his decision to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder in favor of playing for the Golden State Warriors is something that rubbed the majority of people the wrong way. Even though he angered a lot of people, he has been instrumental in taking home 2 wins in the NBA Finals, meaning that he could not care less about what his detractors have said. The NBA has truly changed over the years, and only true fans will be able to identify these 50 players. (Basketball Reference)

Question 45

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Even though the franchise that this player suits up for it has not been as great in recent years as they have been in the past, the fact that the players on the team still go out and compete hard every night, which just goes to show people the type of culture that is being built. The player on this entry is one that has flashed some tremendous scoring abilities during his time in the NBA, and many people are hopeful that he can continue his development in becoming one of the better players in the league.The NBA has truly changed over the years, and only true fans will be able to identify these 50 players. (Basketball Reference)

Question 46

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How in the world is it possible that this man is still doing his thing in the NBA after being drafted back in the 90s? His remarkable play at this point in his run is an indication of the type of talent that he has always been, and even though he didn't end up becoming the next Michael Jordan like some people had anticipated, he wound up becoming one of the most notable players of his generation. His work in the 2000 Slam Dunk Competition is as legendary as anything that we have ever seen. The NBA has truly changed over the years, and only true fans will be able to identify these 50 players. (Basketball Reference)

Question 47

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People are hoping that this player will live up to the massive amount of hype that he had coming into the NBA, and it appears as though he will continue an upward trajectory now that certain players are out of Minnesota. He had the opportunity to suit up alongside LeBron James when he first came into the NBA, but before he made his debut for the Cavaliers, he was shipped off to the Minnesota Timberwolves as the Cavs sought to add the talented Kevin Love to their roster. The NBA has truly changed over the years, and only true fans will be able to identify these 50 players. (Basketball Reference)

Question 48

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There aren't too many things that this player has left to accomplish in what has been a successful time in the NBA, but we would like to imagine that an NBA title is still on his bucket list. He has done well for himself on multiple franchises over the years, and while many players that came into the NBA the same year that he did have washed out and found jobs doing something else, the fact that he is still doing what he loves to do at the highest level just goes to show people that evaluators had him pegged correctly. The NBA has truly changed over the years, and only true fans will be able to identify these 50 players. (Basketball Reference)

Question 49

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Even though this season is still relatively young, it is clear that this man is going to be one of the best players in the NBA in a relatively short period of time. People thought that the Atlanta Falcons were making a huge mistake when they traded away the opportunity to have this player on their roster in favor of someone else, and the Mavericks were more than happy to make the trade. At this rate of development, this player could wind up being the face of the NBA as it moves into a new era. The NBA has truly changed over the years, and only true fans will be able to identify these 50 players. (Basketball Reference)

Question 50

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This player has nothing left to accomplish in what has been a legendary run, but if he is able to bring home a title to Los Angeles, he will go down as the greatest player to ever played in the NBA. Few players in the history of the game have been as celebrated as this man was when he left high school in favor of going pro, and until Zion Williamson makes his NBA debut, this man will continue to be the most talked-about player around. The NBA has truly changed over the years, and only true fans will be able to identify these 50 players. (Basketball Reference)

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