Quiz: How Well Do You Know the Best NBA Players of the 1980s?
How Well Do You Know the Best NBA Players of the 1980s?
By: Gavin Thagard
Image: Steven Carter from Northern New England, USA

About This Quiz

There was a lot going on in the 1980s. Ronald Reagan was president of the United States, Cold War tension still hung over the world, the first WrestleMania took place and Madonna was on her rise to stardom with albums such as LIke a Virgin and True Blue. Yes, it certainly was a fun decade. 

Basketball was on the rise as well in the 1980s, as the sport moved on from a low point in the '70s where interest dwindled because teams failed to entertain. That changed in the '80s in part because of the introduction of the three-point line in 1979, but also because of the high-flying, slam dunks and physicality that was introduced on the court, which would carry over into the 1990s. 

Players in the 1980s benefited from the change of play. As they put on more entertaining performances, a player's star power rose, and with the rise of cable television, these stars could be seen around the country. This helped amplify the Magic and Bird rivalry, displayed the sky walking ability of Dr. J, and pushed Michael Jordan to the forefront of American culture. 

How well do you know the NBA players of the 1980s? Do you know who rose to stardom during the era? Here's your chance to find out!

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