3,267 total votes
Ralph Sampson

Ralph Sampson

Ralph Lee Sampson, Jr. is a retired American basketball player. A 7-foot-4 phenom, three-time College Player of the Year, and No. 1 pick in the 1983 NBA draft, Sampson brought heavy expectations with him to the NBA. The NBA Rookie of the Year, Sampson averaged 20.7 points and 10.9 rebounds for his first three seasons with the Houston Rockets before injuries began to take their toll. Three knee surgeries later he retired a four-time All-Star whose career highlight ended up being a buzzer-beating shot to dethrone the Los Angeles Lakers as Western Conference champions, derailing their hopes for coveted back-to-back NBA titles and sending the Rockets to their second NBA Finals in the team' ... more on Wikipedia

Ralph Sampson is ranked on...

#26 of 54 The Best #1 Overall NBA Draft Picks of All Time 55.4k votes Having the #1 overall pick in the NBA Draft could set your team up for success for more than a decade. However, not all #1 p...
#31 of 136 The Greatest NBA Centers of All Time 50.2k votes Throughout basketball history, having a franchise center has been a crucial part of building a championship team. The best N...
#7 of 22 The Best NBA Centers of the 1980s 1.2k votes In the NBA, the greatest NBA centers from the 80s were the missing piece of the puzzle on any team. The "...
#36 of 171 Athletes Whose Careers Ended Too Soon 43.8k votes This list of athletes whose careers ended too soon includes dozens of promising athletes who for one reason or another were ...
#5 of 26 The Tallest NBA Players of All Time, Ranked 3.1k votes We're ranking the tallest basketball players by how well they played in the NBA. Standing over 7 feet, 2 inches, the ta...
#21 of 29 The Best NBA Centers of the '90s 2.4k votes In the NBA, the best NBA Centers of the 1990s were the linchpin of the team. The "big man" is normally t...
#8 of 18 NBA Playoff Buzzer Beaters That Fans Will Never Forget 638 votes The NBA playoffs bring an all new intensity level that is nothing like the regular season. And with every possession of ever...
#5 of 22 The Best NCAA Centers of the 70s 127 votes These are the best 70s NCAA centers, ranked by user votes. From Bill Walton to Bob Lanier, there are a lot of players on thi...
#4 of 22 The Best NCAA Centers of the 80s 131 votes These are the best 80s NCAA centers. From Hakeem Olajuwon to David Robinson, there are a lot of future NBA stars with this l...
#10 of 67 The Best Houston Rockets of All Time 15.2k votes A list of the best Houston Rockets of all time. For much of its history, the Houston Rockets have been one of the most consi...
#1 of 43 The Greatest Virginia Basketball Players of All Time 448 votes Virginia basketball fans, we’re ranking the best Virginia Cavaliers of all-time. This list of Virginia basketball players in...
#1 of 27 The Best Houston Rockets Power Forwards of All Time 219 votes Big fan of Houston basketball? Then check out this list of Houston Rockets power forwards with photos and seasons played wit...
#7 of 32 The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time 546 votes Big fan of Houston basketball? Then check out this list of Houston Rockets centers with photos and seasons played with the t...
#30 of 30 The Best Golden State Warriors Centers of All Time 294 votes Big fan of Golden State basketball? Then check out this list of Golden State Warriors centers with photos and seasons played...
Famous People Named Ralph 4.4k views If your name is Ralph, then you're in some great company. Here's our list of the most famous people named Ralph, including p...

Ralph Sampson is also found on...

Famous People From Virginia Famous Film Actors From Virginia Famous University Of Virginia Alumni Famous Male Basketball Players List of Famous Basketball Centers