Sam Bowie

1961 - Today

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Samuel Paul Bowie (born March 17, 1961) is an American former professional basketball player. A national sensation in high school and outstanding collegian and Olympic team member, Bowie's professional promise was undermined by repeated injuries to his legs and feet. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sam Bowie has received more than 1,672,329 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Sam Bowie is the 193rd most popular basketball player (up from 197th in 2019), the 8,144th most popular biography from United States and the 128th most popular American Basketball Player.

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Among basketball players, Sam Bowie ranks 193 out of 1,264Before him are Christian Laettner, Tim Hardaway, Andro Knego, Vern Mikkelsen, Maurice Stokes, and Bob Love. After him are Luis Scola, Satch Sanders, Clyde Lovellette, Marc Gasol, Peja Stojaković, and Velimir Perasović.

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Among people born in 1961, Sam Bowie ranks 286Before him are Victoria Nuland, Patricia Urquiola, Todd McFarlane, Hany Abu-Assad, Kiyotaka Matsui, and Gilda. After him are Malu Dreyer, Yutaka Ikeuchi, Andrea Carnevale, Roberto Cabañas, John Logan, and Curt Smith.

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Among people born in United States, Sam Bowie ranks 8,144 out of 15,968Before him are Paul Bartel (1938), Bob Love (1942), Janet Evanovich (1943), Una Merkel (1903), Hampton Fancher (1938), and Boyd Holbrook (1981). After him are Richard Olney (1835), Corbin Bernsen (1954), Edmund Kirby Smith (1824), Jobyna Ralston (1899), Natalie Talmadge (1896), and Louis Abell (1884).


Among basketball players born in United States, Sam Bowie ranks 128Before him are Grant Hill (1972), Christian Laettner (1969), Tim Hardaway (1966), Vern Mikkelsen (1928), Maurice Stokes (1933), and Bob Love (1942). After him are Satch Sanders (1938), Clyde Lovellette (1929), John Paxson (1960), Francis Johnson (1910), Chris Webber (1973), and Ralph Sampson (1960).