Roy Tarpley

1964 - 2015

Roy Tarpley

Roy James Tarpley (November 28, 1964 – January 9, 2015) was an American professional basketball player. He played the power forward and center positions in the National Basketball Association (NBA), earning an NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award in 1988. Tarpley was banned from the NBA because of his drug and alcohol abuse. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Roy Tarpley has received more than 226,312 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 339th most popular basketball player.

Memorability Metrics

  • 230k

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  • 32.01

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 19

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.64

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.17

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among basketball players, Roy Tarpley ranks 344 out of 925Before him are Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, A. C. Green, Kevin Willis, Sidney Moncrief, Tanoka Beard, and Marcus Camby. After him are Sam Cassell, Pablo Prigioni, Steve Francis, Al Horford, Teresa Edwards, and Rudy Gobert.

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Among people born in 1964, Roy Tarpley ranks 510Before him are Jonathan Lethem, Stephen Bowen, Musashi Mizushima, David Kato, Serafín Zubiri, and Tamara Tikhonova. After him are Leila Aboulela, Elena Georgescu, Jo Walton, Mayumi Kaji, Mark Kelly, and Teresa Edwards. Among people deceased in 2015, Roy Tarpley ranks 385Before him are Ronnie Carroll, Irwin Keyes, Steve Gohouri, Wendell Ford, Jihadi John, and Little Jimmy Dickens. After him are Annarita Sidoti, Flip Saunders, Anthony Mason, Taylor Negron, Junior Malanda, and Muath Al-Kasasbeh.

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Among people born in United States, Roy Tarpley ranks 10,011 out of 12,171Before him are Terence Crawford (1987), Wes Ramsey (1977), Bruce E. Melnick (1949), Geoff Johns (1973), Marcus Camby (1974), and Sandy Neilson (1956). After him are Alyson Stoner (1993), Randolph Bresnik (1967), Amanda Detmer (null), Kimberly Kane (1983), Phil Morris (1959), and Brent W. Jett Jr. (1958).


Among basketball players born in United States, Roy Tarpley ranks 200Before him are Chris Andersen (1978), Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf (1969), A. C. Green (1963), Kevin Willis (null), Sidney Moncrief (1957), and Marcus Camby (1974). After him are Sam Cassell (1969), Steve Francis (1977), Teresa Edwards (1964), Anthony Mason (1966), Emeka Okafor (1982), and Brook Lopez (1988).

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