But that's not the point right now. The point right now is the various Anthonys who are in the NBA. Did you know there are nine current NBA players who have Anthony as a first or last name? I did. I did the research. Furthermore, did you know that greater than 25% of NBA players have Anthony as a middle name? That's true, too. Players such as Brad Miller, Andrew Bynum, Francisco Garcia, and Joakim Noah all share this middle name. In fact, Anthony is even the middle name of Carmelo Anthony, making him Carmelo Anthony Anthony. I know, it's hard to believe but I wouldn't make that up.
- Johnson and Carter are both bald.
- Johnson, Carter, and Roberson all have facial hair.
- Parker and Johnson both have the number 8 on their jerseys.
- Roberson and Parker both have closely trimmed hair, but are not bald.
- Carter and Roberson both have tattoos.
- Carter and Roberson both have the number 5 on their jerseys.
- Parker and Roberson both have necks while Johnson and Carter are neckless.
- Roberson wears a thin rubber strap bearing the word "BALLA."
- Parker wears a black wrist wrap that conceals the sweet friendship bracelets he got while playing overseas.
- Parker wears a white wristband.
As you can see, these Anthonys are VERY similar and also interchangeable. There are rumors around the NBA that, at times, these Anthonys have been switched between teams without anyone knowing. However, with this detailed diagram, we won't be fooled again.
Thanks for learning!