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Six degrees of NBA separation

Mar 8, 2011, 3:35 PM EDT

John Koncak Getty Images

You can thank me later when you waste the rest of your day on this site.

How do you link two bad big-men contracts in the NBA: the legendary Jon Koncak of the Hawks and today’s Darko Milicic? You plug them in the new NBA 6 Degrees of Seperations site and find out they are not that separated. (We were tipped off to this site by Howard Beck of the New York Times.)

Jon Koncak 1991-92 Atlanta Hawks to Stacey Augmon
Stacey Augmon 2005-06 Orlando Magic to Darko Milicic

The site is the brainchild Ben Blatt and Arjun Modi of the Harvard College Sports Analysis Collective. Plug in any two names from now to 1949 to NBA rosters as of December 2010 and the site will connect them for you.

Say, Bob Cousy to Rajon Rondo:

Bob Cousy 1969-70 Cincinnati Royals to Fred Foster
Fred Foster 1976-77 Buffalo Braves to Moses Malone
Moses Malone 1993-94 Philadelphia 76ers to Dana Barros
Dana Barros 2003-04 Boston Celtics to Kendrick Perkins
Kendrick Perkins 2006-07 Boston Celtics to Rajon Rondo

Or, Shawn Kemp to Blake Griffin:

Shawn Kemp 1997-98 Cleveland Cavaliers to Brevin Knight
Brevin Knight 2007-08 Los Angeles Clippers to Chris Kaman
Chris Kaman 2010-11 Los Angeles Clippers to Blake Griffin

Just go there and start wasting time.

  1. davidtong - Mar 8, 2011 at 3:41 PM

    LOL, love it! 😀

    Especially the Griffin part.

    Dave (

  2. BC - Mar 8, 2011 at 4:18 PM

    I found a doozy:
    Tree Rollins 1981-82 Atlanta Hawks Rory Sparrow
    Rory Sparrow 1991-92 Los Angeles Lakers Elden Campbell
    Elden Campbell 2004-05 New Jersey Nets Brian Scalabrine

  3. rocketsredbear - Mar 8, 2011 at 4:59 PM

    George Mikan 1953-54 Minneapolis Lakers Clyde Lovellette
    Clyde Lovellette 1962-63 Boston Celtics John Havlicek
    John Havlicek 1977-78 Boston Celtics Cedric Maxwell
    Cedric Maxwell 1986-87 Houston Rockets Hakeem Olajuwon
    Hakeem Olajuwon 1999-00 Houston Rockets Kenny Thomas
    Kenny Thomas 2009-10 Sacremento Kings Tyreke Evans

  4. Matthew Flint - Mar 8, 2011 at 5:31 PM

    no link between evan turner and george mikan

  5. hnirobert3 - Mar 9, 2011 at 7:38 AM

    The world is shaking. There’s a link between Bill Russell and Kobe Bryant.

  6. BC - Mar 9, 2011 at 9:47 AM

    This one frightened me.
    Greg Kite 1992-93 Orlando Magic Shaquille O’Neal
    Shaquille O’Neal 2000-01 Los Angeles Lakers Mark Madsen

  7. BC - Mar 9, 2011 at 1:32 PM

    Here’s a humorous one:
    Bob Love 1976-77 Chicago Bulls Artis Gilmore
    Artis Gilmore 1987-88 Chicago Bulls Charles Oakley
    Charles Oakley 2002-03 Washington Wizards Brian Cardinal
    Brian Cardinal 2007-08 Minnesota Timberwolves Kevin Love

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