Can You Match the NBA Player to Their Jersey Number?

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About This Quiz

The play clock is running down. The crowd chants against you. De-fense! Bom, bom! De-fense! Bom, bom! From the 3-point line, you aim quickly and take your shot... did you make it? Well we're about to find out! Think you have what it takes to match these NBA players to their jersey numbers? Only the biggest of basketball fans will surely ace this quiz!

Of course we all know Larry Bird's number. Heck, we turned 33 years old and felt like we had a special bond with the legend himself! But how well will you do with other names, like Vince Carter, Wilt Chamberlain and Robert Parish? We hope you're up for this challenge! 

You see, some of them will be easier than others. Take Reggie Miller for example - he played 18 years with the same team! Impressive? Yes! But will you be able to impress us by telling us his jersey number? What about Jason Collins, who played for seven different teams during his NBA career? Think you can match the correct jersey number to the team that he played for? Those will be the more challenging ones! So, how well will you shoot?

It's time to find out! Step up to the foul line, and bounce that ball three times. Line up and best of luck. We hope you hit nothin' but net!

Which number did Robert Parish wear when he played for the Celtics?

Robert Parish was known for his strong defense, high arcing jump shooting, and his clutch rebounding late in games. Did you know that he stood 7 feet tall?!

Which number did Dennis Rodman wear when he played for the Bulls?

Dennis Rodman was a 5-time NBA champion! He not only played with the Bulls, but he also played with the Pistons, Spurs, Lakers and Mavericks.

Which number did Scot Pollard wear when he played for Indiana?

Scot Pollard spent the majority of his career with the Kings and the Pacers. He did however win his first and only championship with the Celtics in his final season of 2008!

Which number did Jerry West wear when he played for the Lakers?

Did you know that Jerry West spent his entire playing AND coaching career with the Los Angeles Lakers? He was a player from 1960 to 1974 and a coach from 1976 to 1979.

Which number did Shawn Bradley wear when he played for the 76ers?

Did you know that Shawn Bradley stands 7 feet 6 inches tall!? Hailing from Germany, he played center for the 76ers, Nets and Mavericks.

Which number did David Robinson wear when he played for the Spurs?

Nicknamed "The Admiral," David Robinson was selected first overall in the 1987 NBA draft by the San Antonio Spurs. He would go on to play with them for his entire 14-year career!

Which number did Tim Duncan wear when he played for the Spurs?

From 1997 to 2016, Tim Duncan played power forward and center for the San Antonio Spurs. The Spurs selected him first overall in the 1997 NBA draft!

Which number did Michael Jordan wear when he played for Chicago?

Michael Jordan played the majority of his basketball career for the Chicago Bulls. He ended his career, however, with the Washington Wizards. He is now principal owner and chairman of the Charlotte Hornets.

Which number did Dave Cowens wear when he played for the Celtics?

Born on October 25, 1948, in Newport, Kentucky, Dave Cowens was selected in the first round of the 1970 NBA draft by the Boston Celtics. He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1991.

Which number did Kevin Durant wear when he played for Oklahoma City?

Kevin Durant was selected second overall in the 2007 NBA draft by the Seattle SuperSonics. He played with them for nine years and was traded to the Golden State Warriors in 2016, where he won his first NBA championship!

Which number did Bo Outlaw wear when he played for Phoenix?

Bo Outlaw played in the NBA from 1993 to 2007. He scored 4,970 points during his career and played for five different teams.

Which number did Paul Silas wear when he played for Phoenix?

Did you know that Paul Silas played in the NBA from 1964 to 1980? He then became a coach from 1980 to 2012. Standing 6 feet and 7 inches tall, he scored more than 11,000 points in his career!

Which number did Bernard King wear when he played for the Knicks?

Bernard King played with the New Jersey Nets, Utah Jazz, Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks and Washington Bullets. He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame on September 8, 2013.

Which number did Chris Webber wear when he played for the Pistons?

Did you know that Chris Webber's full name is Mayce Edward Christopher Webber III?! He is a five-time NBA All-Star, a five-time All-NBA Team member, a former NBA Rookie of the Year, and a former number one overall NBA draftee.

Which number did Magic Johnson wear when he played for the Lakers?

Earvin "Magic" Johnson Jr. not only played his entire career with the Los Angeles Lakers, he is the current President of Basketball Operations for the team. He is a graduate of Michigan State.

Which number did Nicolas Batum wear when he played for Portland?

Nicolas Batum was born in Lisieux, France, on December 14, 1988. He played with the Trail Blazers from 2008 to 2015, after which he was traded to the Hornets, where he currently plays.

Which number did Rudy Tomjanovich wear when he played for the Rockets?

Rudy Tomjanovic played his entire NBA career for the San Diego Rockets - who later moved to Houston. After coaching the Rockets to two NBA championships, he is now a scout for the Los Angeles Lakers.

Which number did Craig Smith wear when he played for the Trail Blazers?

Craig Smith played with three different NBA teams. Originally drafted by the Timberwolves, he was then traded to the Clippers and finally the Trail Blazers before playing overseas.

Which number did Jason Collins wear when he played for Brooklyn?

Did you know that Jason Collins scored 2,621 points during his 13-year career? Standing at 7 feet tall, he graduated played center at Stanford and was selected by the Houston Rockets in the 2001 NBA draft.

Which number did Willis Reed wear when he played for New York?

Willis Reed spent his entire professional career as a player with the New York Knicks. In 1982, he was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame, and in 1996, he was voted one of the "50 Greatest Players in NBA History"!

Which number did Mark Price wear when he played for Cleveland?

Mark Price was born in Oklahoma, but spent the majority of his NBA career with the Cavaliers. He is currently the head coach of the UNC Charlotte 49ers.

Which number did Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wear when he played for the Lakers?

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was selected first overall in the 1969 NBA draft by the Milwaukee Bucks. He played with the Bucks until 1975 when he was traded to Los Angeles, where he played until 1989.

Which number did Kyle Korver wear when he played for Atlanta?

Kyle Korver was drafted in 2003 by the New Jersey Nets. After stints with the 76ers, the Jazz and the Bulls, he played for the Hawks from 2012 to 2017. He is currently a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Which number did Walt Frazier wear when he played for the Knicks?

Walt Frazier spent 10 years with the Knicks with whom he won two NBA championships. He played his final three years with the Cavaliers.

Which number did Andrei Kirilenko wear when he played for the Jazz?

Andrei Kirilenko was selected 24th overall by the Utah Jazz in the 1999 NBA draft. Did you know he is currently the commissioner of the Russian Basketball Federation?

Which number did Deshawn Stevenson wear when he played for the Mavericks?

Though he originally committed to play basketball at the University of Kansas, Deshawn Stevenson was picked 23rd overall in the 2000 NBA draft. He proceeded to play 13 years in the NBA for six different teams.

Which number did James Worthy wear when he played for the Lakers?

Was he "worthy" of the first overall pick int he 1982 NBA draft? You bet! The Los Angeles Lakers selected him and the rest is history! He played his entire 22-year career with the Lakers.

Which number did Shaquille O'Neal wear when he played for the Lakers?

Known as simply "Shaq," Shaquille O'Neal was born on March 6, 1972 in Newark, New Jersey. He stands 7 feet 1 inch tall and weighs 325 pounds! A graduate of LSU, he was selected first overall by the Orlando Magic in 1992.

Which number did Baron Davis wear when he played for New York?

Did you know that Baron Davis scored more than 13,000 points over the course of his 17-year career? He is the NBA's all-time leader in steals per game for the playoffs.

Which number did Gheorghe Muresan wear when he played for the Bullets?

Along with Manute Bol, Gheorghe Muresan is the tallest player in the history of the NBA. He stands 7 feet 7 inches tall! A coincidence that his jersey number was 77?

Which number did Vince Carter wear when he played for Toronto?

Vince Carter began his NBA career with the Raptors from 1998 to 2004. He has since played with the Nets, Magic, Suns, Mavericks, Grizzlies and Kings.

Which number did Gary Payton wear when he played for the SuperSonics?

Gary Payton is best known for his 13-year tenure with the SuperSonics. He holds the franchise records in points, assists and steals!

Which number did Bob Cousy wear when he played for the Celtics?

Robert Joseph Cousy played point guard with the Boston Celtics from 1950 to 1963. He later became the coach for Boston College, and then for the Cincinnati Royals.

Which number did John Stockton wear when he played for the Jazz?

John Stockton is regarded as one of the best point guards of all time. He played with the Jazz for his entire 19-year career and holds the NBA records for most career assists and steals!

Which number does Russell Westbrook wear for Oklahoma City?

Selected fourth overall in the 2008 NBA draft, Russell Westbrook still plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder, as of 2018. He was named NBA Most Valuable Player in 2017!

Which number did Arron Afflalo wear when he played for the Pistons?

After playing three years at UCLA, Arron Afflalo began his NBA career with the Detroit Pistons. As of 2018, he plays as a shooting guard/small forward for the Orlando Magic.

Which number did Wilt Chamberlain wear when he played for Philadelphia?

Wilt Chamberlain was born on August 21, 1936. Not only was he an NBA legend and two-time champion... did you know that he started his career as a member of the Harlem Globetrotters?!

Which number did Reggie Miller wear when he played for the Pacers?

Reginald Wayne Miller played his entire 18-year NBA career with the Indiana Pacers. His number 31 was retired by the team in 2006 and he was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2012.

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