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Trifecta trivia: The super seven

By MIKE BALDWIN, Staff Writer, mbaldwin@opubco.com Published: October 25, 2009
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Only seven players have captured basketball’s trifecta — an NCAA title, NBA title and Olympic gold medal.

Can you name all seven? Answer is at the bottom.


Carmelo Anthony (Denver) and Carlos Boozer (Utah) are long shots to add the one missing piece — an NBA title — but already have two of the three after winning gold medals in Beijing last summer. Anthony led Syracuse to the 2003 NCAA title. Boozer was on Duke’s 2001 championship team.

The list probably will remain short. Kobe Bryant and LeBron James went straight from high school to the NBA. Dwyane Wade and other NBA stars already are shut out after failing to win NCAA titles.

The Super Seven? Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Bill Russell, Jerry Lucas, K.C. Jones, Clyde Lovellette and Quinn Buckner.


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