Isaac
Years ago

Quiz: Current NBA players who played while Jordan was in the NBA

Quick Friday distraction. See if you can think of the 17 players, active in the NBA season just wrapping up, who were playing in the league when Michael Jordan was still playing.

Highlight the area below to check. Perhaps rather than listing the answer and spoiling others, you might comment on any surprises. I imagine this same sort of thing, but with LeBron in place of Jordan will be a discussion in 15ish years.

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Tony Parker
Manu Ginobilli
Vince Carter
Jason Terry
Dirk Nowitzki
Chris Andersen
Metta World Peace
Paul Pierce
Pau Gasol
Tyson Chandler
Mike Dunleavy
Mike Miller
Jamal Crawford
Joe Johnson
Nene
Zach Randolph
Richard Jefferson

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Ricey  
Years ago

Pretty close to all of them are currently in the playoffs too

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Dominos  
Years ago

Playing in the "Jordan Era" and playing "while Jordan was playing"

Are too completely different things.

The Jordan Era is when Jordan was dominating and winning championships - so 1990 to 1998.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

"Playing in the "Jordan Era" and playing "while Jordan was playing"

Are too completely different things."

Too should be spelled "two", if we're going to be pointlessly pedantic.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Dominos is right. The Wizards comeback was lame and doesn't count.

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Isaac  
Years ago

To be fair, I did try to find the least iffy wording to explain the idea without giving the idea that they needed to have played with (on the same team) or against (in case they never faced him), etc.

@MelbTigerTalk suggested Collison, West and Haslem. All have their pro starting year as 2003, going by Wikipedia. West and Haslem started 2003/04 and Collison 2004/05. Close calls.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Any left from during MJ's peak pre-'99?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I have Vince Carter as playing during last MJ Bulls season.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

and Paul Pierce.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Dirk as well. Sorry for spam. I've got those three actives as playing when MJ was still on the Bulls.

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Mock  
Years ago

Jet
T Chandler
Pierce
Vince Carter

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PyroCross  
Years ago

Heard this Q on the Lowe Post - its crazy to think that MJ/LBJ didn't cross-over at all.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Dirk, Vince & Pierce for MJ Bulls era. Any others?

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twenty four  
Years ago

I'd forgotten that Dunleavy was still in the league. Good for him!

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Ingles13  
Years ago

Without looking above I'm gonna guess:

Carter
Nene
Parker
Ginobili
Nowitzki
Rasual Butler
Pau Gasol
Jason terry
Paul Pierce
Tyson Chandler
Joe Johnson
Zach Randolph
ron artest

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Ingles13  
Years ago

Got 12 of the 17 on the list. Not Sure why Rasual Butler is not on there. Drafted in 2002 and played in the 02/03 season.

I thought above Dunleavy and Miller but didn't think they were still on a team.

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Zodiac  
Years ago

lol None of Dirk, Vince or Pierce played against Bulls MJ.

Their rookie seasons were the season after MJ's last season with the Bulls.

If this quiz had have been posed last season Kobe, Garnett & Duncan would've been the only three left that played against Bulls MJ.

To the anon who said the Wizards era MJ was lame, still the only 40yo in NBA history to have a 40 point game.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Ah yeah they were robbed by the season being a lockout and MJ decided to retire during it. Thanks Zodiac

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