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Savage Sunday
03-08-2011, 06:57 PM
https://www.hcs.harvard.edu/pallas/

It seems like every player in NBA history is connected via 1 teammate.

I've spent hours trying to break it.

Put some names in and see if you can find guys who aren't connected.

Savage Sunday
03-08-2011, 06:57 PM
I even found a connection between Adam Morrison & Wilt Chamberlain

This is crazy WTF



Adam Morrison 2008-09 Los Angeles Lakers Derek Fisher
Derek Fisher 1996-97 Los Angeles Lakers Byron Scott
Byron Scott 1983-84 Los Angeles Lakers Bob McAdoo
Bob McAdoo 1972-73 Buffalo Braves Bill Hewitt
Bill Hewitt 1968-69 Los Angeles Lakers Wilt Chamberlain

GoatMilk
03-08-2011, 06:59 PM
i found one that didnt work immediately

Bill Russell and LaMarcus Aldridge lol
then I did Rudy Gay and Moses Malone and they found one

Sadds The Gr8
03-08-2011, 07:03 PM
this is pretty cool

Savage Sunday
03-08-2011, 07:03 PM
i found one that didnt work immediately

Bill Russell and LaMarcus Aldridge lol
then I did Rudy Gay and Moses Malone and they found one

La Marcus Aldridge 2006-07 Portland Trail Blazers Dan Dickau
Dan Dickau 2002-03 Atlanta Hawks Antonio Harvey
Antonio Harvey 1993-94 Los Angeles Lakers James Edwards
James Edwards 1977-78 Los Angeles Lakers Don Chaney
Don Chaney 1968-69 Boston Celtics Bill Russell



You gotta make sure you spell the names right.

GoatMilk
03-08-2011, 07:06 PM
oh ok, good call

Savage Sunday
03-08-2011, 07:06 PM
Jeremy Lin & Yao Ming

Jeremy Lin 2010-11 Golden State Warriors Dorell Wright
Dorell Wright 2005-06 Miami Heat James Posey
James Posey 2002-03 Houston Rockets Yao Ming


Steph Curry & Dell Curry

Stephen Curry 2009-10 Golden State Warriors Corey Maggette
Corey Maggette 2003-04 Los Angeles Clippers Glen Rice
Glen Rice 1995-96 Charlotte Hornets Dell Curry


Shaq & Jellybean Bryant(Kobe's dad)

Shaquille O'Neal 1996-97 Los Angeles Lakers Byron Scott
Byron Scott 1983-84 Los Angeles Lakers Calvin Garrett
Calvin Garrett 1982-83 Houston Rockets Joe Bryant


This stuff is amazing.

Jeff Adrien & George Mikan


Jeff Adrien 2010-11 Golden State Warriors Acie Law
Acie Law 2009-10 Charlotte Bobcats Larry Hughes
Larry Hughes 1999-00 Golden State Warriors Terry Cummings
Terry Cummings 1981-82 San Diego Clippers Bill Walton
Bill Walton 1974-75 Portland Trail Blazers Lenny Wilkens
Lenny Wilkens 1960-61 St. Louis Hawks Clyde Lovellette
Clyde Lovellette 1953-54 Minneapolis Lakers George Mikan

Savage Sunday
03-08-2011, 07:13 PM
If someone can break this.

Please post results. I've been consumed by this for about 1 hour now.

geraptor
03-08-2011, 07:16 PM
no connection between mj and bosh.

wait now it shows one. wtf

JCSchwa
03-08-2011, 07:16 PM
saw this on stumble upon the other day its pretty damn cool

hotpotato1092
03-08-2011, 07:16 PM
I posted this a week ago...

JNA17
03-08-2011, 07:21 PM
This is very interesting but i don't get it, what does it mean?

HaX
03-08-2011, 07:25 PM
Richard Hamilton and Micheal Jordan

I win.

Flojo
03-08-2011, 07:30 PM
This is very interesting but i don't get it, what does it mean?

The 6 Degrees of Separation Theory states that everyone in the world is connected to one another by at least 6 steps. (Friend of a friend of a friend etc)

This is doing the same thing by relating team mates.

asandhu23
03-08-2011, 07:31 PM
Separation not Seperation

asandhu23
03-08-2011, 07:34 PM
Vince Carter 1998-99 Toronto Raptors Tracy McGrady

Booya. Beat this

Meatmypet
03-08-2011, 07:35 PM
Richard Hamilton and Micheal Jordan

I win.

They played together in Washington.

JNA17
03-08-2011, 07:35 PM
Richard Hamilton and Micheal Jordan

I win.

Richard Hamilton 2001-02 Washington Wizards Michael Jordan you lose

jayl1377
03-08-2011, 07:36 PM
Richard Hamilton and Micheal Jordan

I win.

they played together 2001-2002 washington wizards

JNA17
03-08-2011, 07:36 PM
Kobe Bryant 1996-97 Los Angeles Lakers Shaquille O'Neal

wow that was really hard

Trace
03-08-2011, 07:37 PM
Richard Hamilton and Micheal Jordan

I win.


Richard Hamilton 2001-02 Washington Wizards Michael Jordan

No you didn't.

Meatmypet
03-08-2011, 07:38 PM
I win, found one. Michael Sweetney and Vince Carter

Klivlend
03-08-2011, 07:41 PM
If someone can break this.

Please post results. I've been consumed by this for about 1 hour now.

Here ya go,

https://www.hcs.harvard.edu/pallas/results.php?ruquery=john+stockton&ruquery2=Reggie+Miller

John Stockton and Reggie Miller

Meatmypet
03-08-2011, 07:41 PM
Here ya go,

https://www.hcs.harvard.edu/pallas/results.php?ruquery=john+stockton&ruquery2=Reggie+Miller

John Stockton and Reggie Miller

John Stockton 1984-85 Utah Jazz Rickey Green
Rickey Green 1989-90 Indiana Pacers Reggie Miller

Nice try.

jayl1377
03-08-2011, 07:42 PM
I win, found one. Michael Sweetney and Vince Carter

you lose...type in mike sweetney...its his real name

MiamiWadeCounty
03-08-2011, 07:44 PM
If someone can break this.

Please post results. I've been consumed by this for about 1 hour now.

trying to find some...

Wesley Johnson and Melo. Might be unfair though since Wesley is a rook

Flojo
03-08-2011, 07:45 PM
Carmelo Anthony and Carlos Arroyo.

looking for others now...

Nope

Carmelo Anthony 2003-04 Denver Nuggets Chris Andersen
Chris Andersen 2001-02 Denver Nuggets Carlos Arroyo

jayl1377
03-08-2011, 07:45 PM
trying to find some...

chris anderson you lose

johnnychan
03-08-2011, 07:45 PM
nvm

Flojo
03-08-2011, 07:47 PM
Haha. Far too many false ones being generated by misspelled names. While you're typing out players a bar should appear showing what players match the letters you've put in. If nothing appears in that bar, you're not generating a real player.

Klivlend
03-08-2011, 07:48 PM
John Stockton 1984-85 Utah Jazz Rickey Green
Rickey Green 1989-90 Indiana Pacers Reggie Miller

Nice try.

Huh, why did this not show up when I did it?

Mauersota
03-08-2011, 07:49 PM
The best chances of finding someone, is putting in a rookie on a team with no old players, and putting in a guy that played for a very short time in the NBA when it first started. But they conveniently leave some of the very first NBA players out.

HoopsDrive
03-08-2011, 07:51 PM
Jamario Moon and Wilt Chamberlain

No path found.

I win. **** yall.

The key is to get the scrub players with very short NBA careers to minimize the number of teammates he's had throughout his career.

PS: LOL it now shows a path. ****

MiamiWadeCounty
03-08-2011, 07:52 PM
Nope


chris anderson you lose

I edited it. Sometimes you have to press it two or three times. The first time I clicked it, it showed nothing, but when I went back it popped up again.

Trace
03-08-2011, 07:54 PM
https://www.hcs.harvard.edu/pallas/results.php?ruquery=John+Wall&ruquery2=Roko+Ukic

Done. I win.

Trace
03-08-2011, 07:55 PM
Jamario Moon and Wilt Chamberlain

No path found.

I win. **** yall.

The key is to get the scrub players with very short NBA careers to minimize the number of teammates he's had throughout his career.

PS: LOL it now shows a path. ****

https://www.hcs.harvard.edu/pallas/results.php?ruquery=Wilt+Chamberlain&ruquery2=Jamario+Moon

You fail.

HoopsDrive
03-08-2011, 07:56 PM
https://www.hcs.harvard.edu/pallas/results.php?ruquery=John+Wall&ruquery2=Roko+Ukic

Done. I win.

Roko Uki.


https://www.hcs.harvard.edu/pallas/results.php?ruquery=Wilt+Chamberlain&ruquery2=Jamario+Moon

You fail.

guess you didnt see the edit huh?

Trace
03-08-2011, 07:57 PM
Roko Uki.

His name is Roko Ukic.

Meatmypet
03-08-2011, 07:57 PM
you lose...type in mike sweetney...its his real name

Michael Sweetney is actually his real name.

http://www.nba.com/knicks/history/draft.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Sweetney

But okay.. :/

HoopsDrive
03-08-2011, 07:58 PM
His name is Roko Ukic.

Take it to the creators? It still found a path so you still lose.

MiamiWadeCounty
03-08-2011, 07:59 PM
I think Rookies are cheating somewhat :D

Trace
03-08-2011, 07:59 PM
https://www.hcs.harvard.edu/pallas/results.php?ruquery=Sonny+Weems&ruquery2=kevin+Durant

I win.

No rookies either.

Klivlend
03-08-2011, 08:02 PM
https://www.hcs.harvard.edu/pallas/results.php?ruquery=Sonny+Weems&ruquery2=kevin+Durant

I win.

No rookies either.

Nope,

Sonny Weems 2008-09 Denver Nuggets Chucky Atkins
Chucky Atkins 2008-09 Oklahoma City Thunder Kevin Durant

Meatmypet
03-08-2011, 08:03 PM
Nevermind. I lied.

Trace
03-08-2011, 08:03 PM
Nope,

Sonny Weems 2008-09 Denver Nuggets Chucky Atkins
Chucky Atkins 2008-09 Oklahoma City Thunder Kevin Durant

What...program is broken.

MiamiWadeCounty
03-08-2011, 08:09 PM
What...program is broken.

have to click it at least twice...

magichatnumber9
03-08-2011, 08:20 PM
Omg

Mauersota
03-08-2011, 08:29 PM
Ricky Rubio
Kevin Love

No path. Granted Rubio hasn't played in the NBA yet....

drama1386
03-08-2011, 08:33 PM
michael jordan & michael redd.

haah

Klivlend
03-08-2011, 08:41 PM
Ricky Rubio
Kevin Love

No path. Granted Rubio hasn't played in the NBA yet....
Which is why this doesn't count...

michael jordan & michael redd.

haah

Michael Jordan 1995-96 Chicago Bulls Jason Caffey
Jason Caffey 2000-01 Milwaukee Bucks Michael Redd
https://www.hcs.harvard.edu/pallas/results.php?ruquery=Michael+Jordan&ruquery2=Michael+Redd

MiamiWadeCounty
03-08-2011, 08:42 PM
I win.

https://www.hcs.harvard.edu/pallas/results.php?ruquery=Dick+Dickey&ruquery2=Fat+Lever

drama1386
03-08-2011, 08:56 PM
Which is why this doesn't count...


Michael Jordan 1995-96 Chicago Bulls Jason Caffey
Jason Caffey 2000-01 Milwaukee Bucks Michael Redd
https://www.hcs.harvard.edu/pallas/results.php?ruquery=Michael+Jordan&ruquery2=Michael+Redd

damn...I swear when I tried it the first time, nothing came up....

tredigs
03-08-2011, 09:20 PM
Bryon Scott and Chris Wilcox destroy all attempts.

sacgiants1213
03-08-2011, 09:28 PM
Edit: nevermind.. spelled name wrong.

ChiBulls91
03-08-2011, 10:14 PM
7 degrees of separation...

De Marcus Cousins and George Mikan

boom.

Savage Sunday
03-09-2011, 10:22 PM
I win.

https://www.hcs.harvard.edu/pallas/results.php?ruquery=Dick+Dickey&ruquery2=Fat+Lever

You still lost.

Dick Dickey 1951-52 Boston Celtics Bob Cousy
Bob Cousy 1962-63 Boston Celtics John Havlicek
John Havlicek 1975-76 Boston Celtics Charlie Scott
Charlie Scott 1979-80 Denver Nuggets Alex English
Alex English 1990-91 Dallas Mavericks Fat Lever

Its hard to believe with 12 man rosters(unlike 30+ man rosters in baseball & football) that every NBA player is connected.

Gootie42
03-09-2011, 10:48 PM
If Tony Battie wasn't on the 76ers then Ron Mercer and Andre Nocioni wouldn't have had a link....poop

Wilson
03-09-2011, 10:55 PM
You just need someone who played for one season only in the 1940s and one guy who played for just one season recently. I think that should beat it :shrug:

Can anyone name guys who fit that criteria?

MiamiWadeCounty
03-09-2011, 10:58 PM
You still lost.

Dick Dickey 1951-52 Boston Celtics Bob Cousy
Bob Cousy 1962-63 Boston Celtics John Havlicek
John Havlicek 1975-76 Boston Celtics Charlie Scott
Charlie Scott 1979-80 Denver Nuggets Alex English
Alex English 1990-91 Dallas Mavericks Fat Lever

Its hard to believe with 12 man rosters(unlike 30+ man rosters in baseball & football) that every NBA player is connected.

You didn't get the joke :facepalm:

Dick Dicker and Fat Lever. C'mon man. Anyways, besides from the joke they have some amazing players linking them like Cousy, Havlicek, and English.

MiamiWadeCounty
03-09-2011, 11:00 PM
You just need someone who played for one season only in the 1940s and one guy who played for just one season recently. I think that should beat it :shrug:

Can anyone name guys who fit that criteria?

Ehh, these people might have it so there are always at least one match. That is why the included ABA teams that turned into NBA teams and other things.

GodsSon
03-09-2011, 11:02 PM
DeMar DeRozan and Scottie Pippen

No path found :D

Twistedheat
03-09-2011, 11:07 PM
Stephen Curry & Red Holzman give you 7 degrees

Twistedheat
03-09-2011, 11:08 PM
DeMar DeRozan and Scottie Pippen

No path found :D

DeMar DeRozan isn't even in the database that is why it is not generating a path.

Flojo
03-09-2011, 11:08 PM
DeMar DeRozan isn't even in the database that is why it is not generating a path.

He is. He's listed as De Mar De Rozan

KingPosey
03-09-2011, 11:10 PM
mitch richmond and yao ming didnt get anything.

ESaady
03-09-2011, 11:11 PM
lulz
Fat Lever 1988-89 Denver Nuggets Dave Greenwood
Dave Greenwood 1984-85 Chicago Bulls Michael Jordan

God Shammgod 1997-98 Washington Wizards Chris Whitney
Chris Whitney 2001-02 Washington Wizards Michael Jordan

God Shammgod 1997-98 Washington Wizards Lorenzo Williams
Lorenzo Williams 1993-94 Dallas Mavericks Fat Lever

Twistedheat
03-09-2011, 11:11 PM
He is. He's listed as De Mar De Rozan

Yep your right. However, the relationship with Pippen is easily established

De Mar De Rozan 2010-11 Toronto Raptors Leandro Barbosa
Leandro Barbosa 2003-04 Phoenix Suns Scott Williams
Scott Williams 1990-91 Chicago Bulls Scottie Pippen

MiamiWadeCounty
03-09-2011, 11:11 PM
DeMar DeRozan and Scottie Pippen

No path found :D

You have to put Demar's name in as something like De Mar De Rozan. The guy answered a question about it on the main page I believe.

Shahrose
03-09-2011, 11:12 PM
Derrick Rose
Brandon Roy

No path found.

GodsSon
03-09-2011, 11:15 PM
**** me, you guys are right lol

GodsSon
03-09-2011, 11:17 PM
TJ Ford and Ron Mercer

No path found

Edit: Now it's finding a path lol

¿QUE?
03-09-2011, 11:59 PM
bill russell and john wall

nothing

michael811
03-10-2011, 12:33 AM
Takes eight to get to this
https://www.hcs.harvard.edu/pallas/results.php?ruquery=JamesOn+Curry&ruquery2=Bill+Roberts
But they don't have everyone in their database I tried to pull up this guy who played in 6 games in 1950 (the website says they have data since 1949 and he doesn't come up I tried Tommy tom and Thomas and nothing
Thomas V. O'Keefe (Tommy)

Position: Guard ▪ Height: 6-2 ▪ Weight: 185 lbs.
Born: July 16, 1926
College: Georgetown University
Draft: Washington Capitols, 4th round, 1950 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: November 4, 1950

xbrackattackx
03-10-2011, 01:02 AM
De Andre Jordan and Dean Garnett,,,

Saying No Path Found, Do I win?

Htownballa1622
03-10-2011, 01:12 AM
bill russell and john wall

nothing

John Wall 2010-11 Washington Wizards Gilbert Arenas
Gilbert Arenas 2004-05 Washington Wizards Anthony Peeler
Anthony Peeler 1992-93 Los Angeles Lakers James Edwards
James Edwards 1977-78 Los Angeles Lakers Don Chaney
Don Chaney 1968-69 Boston Celtics Bill Russell

Htownballa1622
03-10-2011, 01:15 AM
De Andre Jordan and Dean Garnett,,,

Saying No Path Found, Do I win?

De Andre Jordan 2008-09 Los Angeles Clippers Chris Kaman
Chris Kaman 2005-06 Los Angeles Clippers Anthony Goldwire
Anthony Goldwire 1997-98 Denver Nuggets Dean Garrett

bctgg27
03-10-2011, 01:38 AM
Here's one:

Hamady Ndiaye and George Mikan

Hamady Ndiaye 2010-11 Washington Wizards Alonzo Gee
Alonzo Gee 2009-10 Washington Wizards Antawn Jamison
Antawn Jamison 1998-99 Golden State Warriors Terry Cummings
Terry Cummings 1981-82 San Diego Clippers Bill Walton
Bill Walton 1974-75 Portland Trail Blazers Lenny Wilkens
Lenny Wilkens 1960-61 St. Louis Hawks Clyde Lovellette
Clyde Lovellette 1953-54 Minneapolis Lakers George Mikan

ESaady
03-10-2011, 07:47 PM
Derrick Rose
Brandon Roy

No path found.

Derrick Rose 2008-09 Chicago Bulls Aaron Gray
Aaron Gray 2009-10 New Orleans Hornets Sean Marks
Sean Marks 2010-11 Portland Trail Blazers Brandon Roy