With the 68th edition of the National Basketball Association (NBA) All-Star game right around the corner, I decided to put my basketball knowledge to the test by answering the question, “Name all of the NBA All-Star Game MVP’s under 6 minutes.”
But this wasn’t just any ordinary online quiz as I stacked the proverbial playing field against me by answering it on my cellphone–which more or less eliminated the possibility of constantly scrolling down to see the progress of my answers–at the crack of dawn (6:24 am to be precise).
So here is how I did: 54.9%
Needless to say, I was quite disappointed as I could have scored a few more points with “Johnson” but my answer didn’t seem to register. Maybe I should have written “Magic” or maybe–I was still half asleep–and DIDN’T write down “Johnson” or “Magic.” But no excuses!
Here is my personal evaluation broken down into five blocks:
2013 Chris Paul! Really! He won it? I wouldn’t have gotten this under six minutes for sure.
Still smarting over not getting “Magic Johnson” on my score card.
Julius Erving? Maybe I would have also gotten George Gervin, Dave Cowens, and Willis Reed with more time. I remember going over the Celtics greats one-by-one before abandoning the list in favor of the 1992 Olympic Dream Team.
Big O, Rick Barry, and George Mikan….maybe if I had a little more time.
Mikan for sure but not Paul Arizin or Ed Macauley.
Oh, I almost forgot! Happy 56th birthday to the GOAT Michael Jefferey Jordan!