Ben Wallace

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Ben Camey Wallace (born September 10, 1974) is an American basketball executive and former professional player who played most of his career in the National Basketball Association (NBA) with the Detroit Pistons. He is regarded as the greatest undrafted player in NBA history, and was known for his shot-blocking, rebounding, and overall defensive play. A native of Alabama, Wallace attended Cuyahoga Community College and Virginia Union University. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ben Wallace has received more than 3,793,057 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia. Ben Wallace is the 34th most popular basketball player (up from 156th in 2019), the 2,997th most popular biography from United States (up from 8,165th in 2019) and the 23rd most popular American Basketball Player.

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  • 37

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  • 10.97

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  • 1.77

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among basketball players, Ben Wallace ranks 34 out of 1,757Before him are Scottie Pippen, Karl Malone, Hakeem Olajuwon, Derrick Rose, Bob Cousy, and George Mikan. After him are John Stockton, Dirk Nowitzki, Anatoli Polivoda, Bob Pettit, Charles Barkley, and Toni Kukoč.

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Among people born in 1974, Ben Wallace ranks 33Before him are Sérgio Conceição, Sébastien Loeb, Ariel Ortega, Chris Kyle, Kate Moss, and Mahershala Ali. After him are Marcelo Salas, Ingrida Šimonytė, Gaizka Mendieta, James Blunt, Jordi Cruyff, and Muqtada al-Sadr.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ben Wallace ranks 2,997 out of 20,380Before him are Jeff Porcaro (1954), Gordon Cooper (1927), Donald O'Connor (1925), Marcia Gay Harden (1959), Hannibal Hamlin (1809), and Elihu Root (1845). After him are Bruce Beutler (1957), Claude Akins (1926), Charles Berlitz (1913), Tico Torres (1953), Joseph Jenkins Roberts (1809), and Henry Wilson (1812).


Among basketball players born in United States, Ben Wallace ranks 23Before him are John Havlicek (1940), Scottie Pippen (1965), Karl Malone (1963), Derrick Rose (1988), Bob Cousy (1928), and George Mikan (1924). After him are John Stockton (1962), Bob Pettit (1932), Charles Barkley (1963), Moses Malone (1955), Stephen Curry (1988), and Rick Barry (1944).