Rik Smits

1966 - Today

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Rik Smits (born 23 August 1966), nicknamed "The Dunking Dutchman" is a Dutch former professional basketball player who spent his entire career with the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association (NBA) The 7-foot-4-inch (2.24 m) center was drafted by the Pacers out of Marist College with the second overall pick in the 1988 NBA draft. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rik Smits has received more than 640,133 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Rik Smits is the 184th most popular basketball player (up from 206th in 2019), the 711th most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 654th in 2019) and the most popular Dutch Basketball Player.

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  • 640k

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  • 56.52

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 24

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.32

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.08

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among basketball players, Rik Smits ranks 184 out of 1,264Before him are Chris Paul, Gail Goodrich, Mikheil Korkia, Ivan Edeshko, Panagiotis Giannakis, and Ed Macauley. After him are Grant Hill, Juan Antonio San Epifanio, Christian Laettner, Tim Hardaway, Andro Knego, and Vern Mikkelsen.

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Among people born in 1966, Rik Smits ranks 242Before him are Tom McCarthy, Delphine de Vigan, Oh Eun-sun, Jerry Cantrell, Chiaki Yamada, and Luis Milla. After him are Richard Fortus, Niccolò Ammaniti, Tim Hardaway, Jan Boklöv, Mark Blundell, and Andrew Adamson.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Rik Smits ranks 711 out of 1,209Before him are Lou Tellegen (1881), Eljero Elia (1987), Euclid Tsakalotos (1960), Jan Pijnenburg (1906), Huub Rothengatter (1954), and Christijan Albers (1979). After him are Dido Havenaar (1957), Caro Emerald (1981), Gerrit Achterberg (1905), Joseph Smit (1836), Sandra Roelofs (1968), and Dries van der Lof (1919).


Among basketball players born in Netherlands, Rik Smits ranks 1After him are Francisco Elson (1976).