Roy Tarpley

1964 - 2015

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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 258,576 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Roy Tarpley is the 409th most popular basketball player (down from 346th in 2019), the 11,929th most popular biography from United States (down from 9,990th in 2019) and the 257th most popular American Basketball Player.

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Among basketball players, Roy Tarpley ranks 409 out of 1,264Before him are Kevin Willis, Lisa Leslie, Gianluca Basile, Bruce Bowen, Nicolas Batum, and Nikola Mirotić. After him are DeMarcus Cousins, Elton Brand, Carlos Boozer, Greg Oden, Don Chaney, and Draymond Green.

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Among people born in 1964, Roy Tarpley ranks 565Before him are Franz Wohlfahrt, Juan Ignacio Martínez, Genar Andrinúa, Manon Bollegraf, Nathalie Loiseau, and Raimo Helminen. After him are Ilse Aigner, Augustin Matata Ponyo, Ute Geweniger, Tim Walz, Bharrat Jagdeo, and Maxi Mounds. Among people deceased in 2015, Roy Tarpley ranks 427Before him are Flip Saunders, Bob Johnston, Mal Whitfield, Bud Yorkin, Avijit Roy, and Alexis Vastine. After him are Steve Gohouri, Hot Rod Hundley, Camille Muffat, Little Jimmy Dickens, Irwin Keyes, and Fernando de Araújo.

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Among people born in United States, Roy Tarpley ranks 11,929 out of 15,968Before him are Carter Bays (1975), Kevin Lima (1962), Bea Benaderet (1906), Willie Banks (1956), Amy Heckerling (1954), and Nan Grey (1918). After him are Adrian Lamo (1981), Aunjanue Ellis (1969), Beth Heiden (1959), David Lovering (1961), AJ Lee (1987), and Johnny Lewis (1983).


Among basketball players born in United States, Roy Tarpley ranks 257Before him are DeMar DeRozan (1989), Dan Majerle (1965), Anthony Parker (1975), Kevin Willis (1962), Lisa Leslie (1972), and Bruce Bowen (1971). After him are DeMarcus Cousins (1990), Elton Brand (1979), Greg Oden (1988), Don Chaney (1946), Draymond Green (1990), and Marcus Camby (1974).