Ralph Sampson

1960 - Today

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Ralph Lee Sampson Jr. (born July 7, 1960) is an American former professional basketball player. He is a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ralph Sampson has received more than 2,950,353 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Ralph Sampson is the 288th most popular basketball player (down from 251st in 2019), the 11,309th most popular biography from United States (down from 10,327th in 2019) and the 149th most popular American Basketball Player.

Memorability Metrics

  • 3.0M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 41.96

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 21

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.27

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.69

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Ralph Sampsons by language

Over the past year Ralph Sampson has had the most page views in the with 381,357 views, followed by Spanish (16,463), and French (11,807). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Greek (239.79%), Uzbek (85.42%), and Volapük (72.31%)


Among basketball players, Ralph Sampson ranks 288 out of 1,757Before him are Bobby Wanzer, Sam Balter, Joakim Noah, Gregor Fučka, Boris Diaw, and Ramūnas Šiškauskas. After him are Damian Lillard, Sergio Llull, Edy Tavares, Jeremy Lin, Tom Thibodeau, and Bob Love.

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Among people born in 1960, Ralph Sampson ranks 484Before him are Anton Rop, Adnan Terzić, Maria Schneider, Branford Marsalis, Thierry Vigneron, and Shinji Hosokawa. After him are Cumrun Vafa, Luis Gabelo Conejo, Takashi Mizunuma, Branko Miljuš, Johnny Van Zant, and Tim Mayotte.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ralph Sampson ranks 11,309 out of 20,380Before him are Alyssa Diaz (1985), Kyle Busch (1985), Gilbert Colgate (1899), Ernie Banks (1931), David Chokachi (1968), and Teresa Brewer (1931). After him are Jacqueline Barton (1952), Zoe Kazan (1983), Karyn Parsons (1966), James Dunbar (1930), Alice Lake (1895), and Sandra Cisneros (1954).


Among basketball players born in United States, Ralph Sampson ranks 149Before him are Ralph Bishop (1915), Jimmy Butler (1989), Larry Johnson (1969), Bobby Wanzer (1921), Sam Balter (1909), and Joakim Noah (1985). After him are Damian Lillard (1990), Jeremy Lin (1988), Tom Thibodeau (1958), Bob Love (1942), Jim "Bad News" Barnes (1941), and Jim Loscutoff (1930).