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Layups: Name the Playoff Rosters

Posted by Neil Paine on January 8, 2010

Here an epic series of Sporcle quizzes I made:

  • Can you name the players who played in the postseason for every NBA champion from 1994-09?
  • Can you name the players who played in the postseason for every NBA champion from 1977-93?
  • Can you name the players who played in the postseason for every NBA champion from 1960-76?
  • Can you name the players who played in the postseason for every NBA champion from 1950-59?
  • All I can say is, good luck!

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    6 Responses to “Layups: Name the Playoff Rosters”

    1. Jason J Says:

      Bison Dele? Come on! Bison Dele never played for the Bulls. Brian Williams played for the Bulls.

    2. Neil Paine Says:

      Fixed. Basically I just dumped a huge spreadsheet into the "import data" tool, and gave it a cursory once-over, so there are probably a few cases like that; for instance, I changed it to accept "Alcindor" for Jabbar in 1971. Let me know if you find any others.

    3. Mike G Says:

      I got over half of the '50s!

      A general suggestion, Neil: Make these things small enough that they all fit on the screen? It's tough to keep scrolling back and forth from the reply box down to the lower areas.

      Also, it's too big a chunk of time to concentrate for that long.
      Maybe just ask for 'starters' or top 5 per team?

    4. Neil Paine Says:

      That's a good point, I might want to shorten the span of seasons at some point (of course, this would result in like 10 separate quizzes). Also, I think someone else already did "starters" or something similar, but I wanted to basically make one of the most epic NBA quizzes on Sporcle. I don't think anyone could possibly get all the answers correct without cheating (the stats say 1.2% of people are getting 100% correct, but I'm pretty sure it's bogus because the distribution is fairly normal through 90% correct, and then no one has 90+% until you get to 100%... To me, that screams "looking it up").

    5. will Says:

      Surprised I had about 120 or so. At least I had the starters from every team except michael finley.

      I'm a tad surprised to see a trend of teams (the 1990s bulls, 2000 lakers, 06 heat, the spurs - the biggest one, ) with players past their prime that come off the bench.

    6. Jay Oh Says:

      Got 154 on the 94-09 quiz. I'm not going to even bother on the others. Not for now, at least.. haha. Great idea, though!