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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
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Last updated: April 17, 2015
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First submittedFebruary 24, 2012
Times taken148,413
Average score66.7%
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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 27
Feb 24, 2012
Good one ^
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Level 47
Aug 6, 2019
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Level 44
Dec 13, 2021
nah also stop commenting on everything
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Level 19
Feb 26, 2012
I agree with Profx743, how can you forget Metta World Peace?
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Level 5
Oct 27, 2012
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Level 15
Jan 24, 2020
no
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Level 29
Jan 22, 2013
hedo is not his real name its hidayet
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Level 66
Jun 28, 2017
...which is, of course, super common in the NBA
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Level 20
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 86
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 13
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 82
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 33
Jun 18, 2014
hey, can you check out my channel? it has all sorts of quizes.
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Level 63
Dec 8, 2021
no
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Level 23
Nov 26, 2014
100% with 1:00 to go.
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Level 46
Feb 8, 2015
How about Cleanthony Early?
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Level 91
Apr 10, 2015
Why do the column headings say NFL?
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Level 78
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 84
Apr 10, 2015
Dwayne's not that strange. And Shaquille of course is a good old Irish name.
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Level 44
Apr 10, 2015
But Dwyane is an unusual spelling, even though the pronunciation is common.
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Level 86
Oct 17, 2016
Shaq IS very Irish. :-)
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Level 44
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 37
Feb 24, 2018
To be fair, he did invent the Shammgod crossover
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Level 32
May 13, 2022
61 actually
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Level 39
Jul 29, 2015
Who the hell is God Shammgod??
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Level 17
Dec 29, 2022
legend
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Level 29
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 32
May 13, 2022
Bro calm down. Did he go by Hidayet? No. Hero is what he went by and people started calling him that. Besides he doesn’t have to be Hidayet on this quiz like how steph doesn’t have to be Wardell
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Level 74
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 12
Apr 7, 2016
On God I put Scalabrine lol
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Level 70
Apr 25, 2016
What about Fat Lever or Sleepy Floyd?
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Level 10
May 15, 2016
Some of the first names that you put are nicknames.
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Level 54
Aug 2, 2016
done with 2:40 to spare
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Level 10
Sep 7, 2016
done with 1:32 left!
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Level 9
Sep 11, 2016
kobe and dwyane and carmelo are not rare names
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Level 37
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 13
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 86
Oct 17, 2016
What? Your comment makes no sense.
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Level 77
Feb 5, 2017
No Anfernee Hardaway?
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Level 18
Mar 26, 2017
because it is spelled dwYane
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Level 16
Apr 3, 2017
Fat Lever
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Level 73
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 37
Feb 24, 2018
Maybe put commas next time, it looks like one giant name
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Level 81
Nov 28, 2018
He probably put line breaks but they disappear on JetPunk
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Level 41
Jan 30, 2020
I rocked with ilgauskas on the nba games
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Level 32
May 13, 2022
I only know like 1/4 of these guys tbh
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Level 15
Sep 9, 2017
Got them all with 2:42 left
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Level 72
Sep 21, 2017
Please accept "shamgod" for "Shammgod".
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Level 10
Oct 31, 2017
metta changed his name from ron artest so thats why people arent getting it right
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Level 16
Mar 21, 2018
how am i supposed to remember how to spell stoudamire
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Level 32
May 13, 2022
Stoudemire, but whatever
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Level 50
Sep 14, 2018
easy Money... 3:03 left
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Level 45
Nov 7, 2018
3:09
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Level 47
Aug 6, 2019
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Level 63
May 8, 2020
As of this week, Metta World Peace officially changed his name to Metta Ford Artest, this should be updated.
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Level 32
May 13, 2022
Matt’s SANDiford artest
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Level 21
Feb 28, 2021
some of these names weren't even weird
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Level 21
Feb 28, 2021
or unusual