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Sam Perkins

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Samuel Bruce Perkins (born June 14, 1961) is an American former professional basketball player and executive. Perkins was a three-time college All-American, was a member of the 1982 national champion North Carolina Tar Heels, and won a gold medal with the 1984 United States men's Olympic basketball team. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sam Perkins has received more than 1,094,004 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia. Sam Perkins is the 320th most popular basketball player (down from 240th in 2019), the 11,671st most popular biography from United States (down from 9,537th in 2019) and the 192nd most popular American Basketball Player.

Memorability Metrics

  • 1.1M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 38.68

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 21

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.82

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.32

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among basketball players, Sam Perkins ranks 320 out of 1,268Before him are Bernard King, Marcin Gortat, Jaka Lakovič, José Calderón, Zaza Pachulia, and Bill Wheatley. After him are Carlos Delfino, Panagiotis Fasoulas, Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan, Valeri Tikhonenko, and Darrall Imhoff.

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Among people born in 1961, Sam Perkins ranks 512Before him are Roberta Pinotti, Jasper Fforde, Simon Russell Beale, Rob Stewart, Kim Leine, and Sergei Gorlukovich. After him are Steve Oedekerk, Thomas Dooley, Ann Cusack, Mary Kay Bergman, Salva, and Erich Gamma.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Sam Perkins ranks 11,671 out of 18,182Before him are Anthony W. England (1942), Don LaFontaine (1940), John Davis (1921), Patsy Kelly (1910), Tabitha Stevens (1970), and Kevin Poulsen (1965). After him are J. Donald Cameron (1833), Steve Oedekerk (1961), Andy Ruiz Jr. (1989), Crystal Waters (1964), Kirsten Price (1981), and Ed Gordon (1908).


Among basketball players born in United States, Sam Perkins ranks 192Before him are Damian Lillard (1990), Kris Humphries (1985), Richie Guerin (1932), Mel Daniels (1944), Bernard King (1956), and Bill Wheatley (1909). After him are Blake Griffin (1989), DeAndre Jordan (1988), Darrall Imhoff (1938), Kevin Love (1988), Len Bias (1963), and Calvin Murphy (1948).