Sam Jones

1933 - 2021

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Samuel Jones (June 24, 1933 – December 30, 2021) was an American professional basketball player who was a shooting guard for the Boston Celtics in the National Basketball Association (NBA). A five-time NBA All-Star, for his quickness and game-winning shots, especially during the NBA playoffs, he was nicknamed "Mr. Clutch" and "The Shooter". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sam Jones has received more than 95,710 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia. Sam Jones is the 78th most popular basketball player (down from 29th in 2019), the 4,992nd most popular biography from United States (down from 2,835th in 2019) and the 44th most popular American Basketball Player.

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  • 3.93

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among basketball players, Sam Jones ranks 78 out of 1,757Before him are Vladimir Tkachenko, Zoran Slavnić, Petar Skansi, Tim Duncan, Velimir Perasović, and Ettore Messina. After him are Len Bias, Lenny Wilkens, Pau Gasol, Kevin Durant, Dino Rađa, and Paul Arizin.

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Among people born in 1933, Sam Jones ranks 267Before him are Frank Gorshin, René Burri, Zelda Rubinstein, Shigeo Yaegashi, Constance Towers, and James Rosenquist. After him are William Smith, John Taylor, Jiří Tichý, Mary Ure, Ceija Stojka, and Eldar Shengelaia. Among people deceased in 2021, Sam Jones ranks 280Before him are Pavol Molnár, José Freire Falcão, Jane Powell, C. George Boeree, Akira Miyawaki, and Giuseppe Rotunno. After him are Hana Hegerová, William Smith, Jean-François Stévenin, Henry Darrow, Angelica Bella, and Andrej Hoteev.

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Among people born in United States, Sam Jones ranks 4,992 out of 20,380Before him are Bambi Woods (1955), Herman Wouk (1915), Henry Paulson (1946), Kevin Smith (1970), Louise Bryant (1885), and Judy Collins (1939). After him are Bonnie Bartlett (1929), Frank Muller (1862), William Masters (1915), Joanne Dru (1922), Joseph Colombo (1923), and Ronee Blakley (1945).


Among basketball players born in United States, Sam Jones ranks 44Before him are Don Nelson (1940), Pete Maravich (1947), Nate Thurmond (1941), Willis Reed (1942), Chuck Daly (1930), and Elvin Hayes (1945). After him are Len Bias (1963), Lenny Wilkens (1937), Kevin Durant (1988), Paul Arizin (1928), Wes Unseld (1946), and Nate Archibald (1948).