'92 Ralph Sampson opal card

'92 Ralph Sampson

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C / PF
7'4" (223cm)
228lbs (103kg)
Dynamic Duo
99 Hakeem Olajuwon
Post Up Low P&R Roll Man

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'92 Ralph Sampson opal card

99 Overall

3709 Total attr. +31

94 Outside scoring +1

  • 98 Shot close
  • 96 Shot mid
  • 90 Shot 3pt +3
  • 94 Shot IQ
  • 89 Free throw
  • 98 Offensive consistency

97 Inside scoring

  • 82 Driving layup
  • 98 Standing dunk
  • 90 Driving dunk +9
  • 95 Draw foul +4
  • 98 Post moves
  • 98 Post hook
  • 98 Post fade
  • 97 Hands

89 Athleticism +3

  • 87 Speed
  • 85 Acceleration
  • 85 Vertical
  • 90 Strength +8
  • 97 Stamina
  • 95 Hustle
  • 99 Overall durability

80 Playmaking

  • 80 Speed with ball
  • 74 Ball handle
  • 83 Passing accuracy
  • 81 Passing vision
  • 84 Passing IQ

95 Defending +1

  • 98 Interior defense
  • 94 Perimeter defense
  • 96 Help defense IQ +3
  • 84 Pick & roll defense IQ
  • 83 Lateral quickness
  • 96 Pass perception
  • 95 Reaction time
  • 91 Steal
  • 98 Block +1
  • 95 Shot contest
  • 98 Defensive consistency +1

98 Rebounding +1

  • 98 Offensive rebound +1
  • 98 Defensive rebound +1
07/29/20 (Viewing) 99 C PF 97 94 80 89 95 98
07/16/20 99 C PF 97 94 80 89 95 98


Backdown Punisher

Increases the chances of a player successfully backing down their opponent

Consistent Finisher

Provides more explosive first steps out of tripple threat and size-ups

Contact Finisher

Improves the ability to convert contact layups and dunks in traffi

Deep Hooks

Boosts the shot percentage when shooting hooks from a deep distance


Improves a player's ability to effectively use dropsteps in the post

Fancy Footwork

Improves a player's ability to beat defenders with an advanced layup or dunk gather

Fastbreak Finisher

Boosts player's Takeover meter when completing a dunk on a fastbreak

Lob City Finisher

Improves the chances of completing a successfull alley-oop dunk/layup

Pick & Roller

Increases shot percentage as the roller in a pick & roll

Pro Touch

Gives an additional boost for having good layup timing

Putback Boss

Increases shot percentage when attempting a putback after an offensive rebound

Relentless Finisher

Reduces the fatigue effects from continually finishing at the rim with contact

Cross-Key Scorer

Boosts the shot percentage for layups when moving across the paint


Catch & Shoot

Boosts the chance of hitting a jump shot immediately after a catch

Clutch Shooter

Increases the ability to knock down shots in clutch moments

Deep Fades

Improves the chance of making a post fadeaway from deep range

Flexible Release

Reduces the penalty suffered from mis-timed jump shot releases

Green Machine

Increases the bonus given for consecutive excellent releases

Hot Zone Hunter

Boosts the shot percentage for attempts taken in a player's favorite spots

Pick & Popper

Elevates the shot percentage for an attempt taken off a pick and fade situation

Pump Fake Maestro

Decreases the penalty that comes from shooting after pump fakes

Quick Draw

Speeds up the release of a jump shot

Range Extender

Extends the range from which a player can effectively shoot

Tireless Shooter

Improves a player's ability to make shots when fatigued

Volume Shooter

Boosts shot percentages as shot attempts accrue throughout the game

Corner Specialist

Gives a boost to shots taken near the corner


Reduces the impact of a defender who is closing out

Difficult Shots

Improves the ability to shoot difficult shots off the dribble

Hot Start

Improves player's shooting ability after making first shot until a miss occurs

Ice In Veins

Improves a player's free throw percentage during the critical moments

Slippery Off-Ball

Strengthens the player's ability to get the open off the ball


Break Starter

Improves a player's ability to make effective outlet passes after grabbing a rebound


Increases overall speed with the ball in transition

Dream Shake

Raises the chances that a defender bites when doing fakes in the posts

Pass Fake Maestro

Increases the effectiveness of pass fakes

Post Spin Technician

Improves the ability of a post spin or drive to work effectively

Quick First Step

Provides more explosive first steps out of tripple threat and size-ups


Boosts the shot percentage for open teammates on jump shots after catching a pass

Flashy Passer

Gives an additional boost to player's Takeover meter after completing an assist with a flashy pass

Handles For Days

Reduces the amount of energy lost when performing dribble moves

Needle Threader

Increases the likelihood that tough passes can get by the defense

Space Creator

Improves a player's ability to create space from defender

Stop & Go

Improves a player's ability to start and stop with the ball


Reduces the chances of getting stripped by the defender



Improves a player's ability to box out opponents

Brick Wall

Increases effectiveness of screens and drains energy from opponents on physical contact

Chase Down Artist

Raises the chances of getting a chase-down block


Boosts the ability to stay in front of the ball handler on the perimeter

Heart Crusher

Decreases opponents' Takeover meters when achieving a highlight play on defense


Increases chances at getting steals in passing lanes


Intimidates offensive players causing them to miss shots more often

Moving Truck

Strengthens a defender's ability to move people around in the post

Pick Dodger

Improves a player's ability to navigate through screens effectively on defense

Pick Pocket

Improves a player's ability to steal the ball from a ball handler

Pogo Stick

Improves the ability to attempt multiple blocks in succession

Post Move Lockdown

Improves the defender's ability to defend post moves

Rebound Chaser

Improves a player's ability to chase down rebounds

Rim Protector

Improves ability to block shots, gives boost to the Takeover meter for blocker/teammates

Tireless Defender

Reduces energy lost when exerting efforts on defense


Makes life difficult for the offensive players when trapped


Allows rebounders to swim or spin around box outs more easily

Defensive Leader

Boosts the defensive abilities of teammates when in the game



  • 90 Standing dunk
  • 95 Driving dunk
  • 49 Flashy dunk
  • 85 Alley-oop
  • 82 Putback dunk
  • 4 Crash


  • 49 Driving layup
  • 41 Spin layup
  • 35 Hop step layup
  • 37 Euro step layup
  • 40 Floater

Jump shooting

  • 47 Step through shot
  • 68 Shot under basket
  • 30 Shot close
  • 44 Shot close left
  • 7 Shot close middle
  • 50 Shot close right
  • 0 Shot mid
  • 45 Spot up shot mid
  • 92 Off screen shot mid
  • 0 Shot 3pt
  • 0 Spot up shot 3pt
  • 0 Off screen shot 3pt
  • 0 Contested jumper mid
  • 0 Contested jumper 3pt
  • 0 Stepback jumper mid
  • 0 Stepback jumper 3pt
  • 0 Spin jumper
  • 0 Transition pull up 3pt
  • 0 Drive pull up 3pt
  • 0 Drive pull up mid
  • 15 Use glass

Drive setup

  • 55 Triple threat pump fake
  • 0 Triple threat jab step
  • 75 Triple threat idle
  • 0 Triple threat shoot
  • 0 Setup with sizeup
  • 0 Setup with hesitation
  • 85 No setup dribble


  • 20 Drive
  • 20 Spot up drive
  • 20 Off screen drive
  • 70 Drive right
  • 0 Driving crossover
  • 0 Driving spin
  • 0 Driving step back
  • 0 Driving half spin
  • 0 Driving double crossover
  • 0 Driving behind the back
  • 0 Driving dribble hesitation
  • 0 Driving in and out
  • 75 No driving dribble move
  • 80 Attack strong on drive


  • 70 Shoot
  • 75 Touches
  • 99 Roll vs. pop
  • 0 Transition spot up
  • 1 Iso vs. elite defender
  • 11 Iso vs. good defender
  • 16 Iso vs. average defender
  • 32 Iso vs. poor defender
  • 99 Play discipline

Post game

  • 80 Post up
  • 25 Post shimmy shot
  • 5 Post face up
  • 85 Post back down
  • 50 Post aggressive backdown
  • 85 Shoot from post
  • 50 Post hook left
  • 85 Post hook right
  • 85 Post fade left
  • 0 Post fade right
  • 35 Post up and under
  • 0 Post hop shot
  • 0 Post step back shot
  • 25 Post drive
  • 20 Post spin
  • 0 Post drop step
  • 0 Post hop step


  • 20 Dish to open man
  • 0 Flashy pass
  • 0 Alley oop pass


  • 80 Pass interception
  • 95 Take charge
  • 45 On-ball steal
  • 92 Contest shot
  • 92 Block shot
  • 21 Foul
  • 10 Hard foul

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    On May 21st 1986 in the Western Conference Finals against the lakers Ralph scored 29 points grabbed 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals and a block also he hit the game winner to send them to the finals that day. Sadly his career was cut short because of injuries :(


    Good thing he’s in the HOF though.


    this card is how the 'random player' button was made


    Remeber when he caught the ball in midair and flipped it behind his head to win the gmae


    can't speedboost, terrible release


    And they got zydrunas as athletic as Ralph



    Lower Base: Set Shot 17
    Upper Release: Release 32
    Contested: Big
    Free Throw: Free Throw 6
    Leaner: Stiff 2
    Spin Jumper: Big
    Hop Jumper: Big


    Post Fade: Big
    Post Hook: Hook 3
    Post Hop Shot: Post Hop Shot 3
    Post Shimmy Fade: Shimmy Fade 2
    Post Spin Shot: Big

    Dribble Moves

    Dribble Style: Base
    Size Up Packages: Normal 1
    Moving Crossover: Basic 1
    Moving Behind The Back: Basic 2
    Moving Spin: Basic 1
    Moving Hesitation: Basic 1
    Triple Threat Style: Normal 7


    Dominant Hand: Right
    Dominant Dunk Hand: Right


    Layup Package: Dominant Big
    Go To Dunk: Under Basket Regular
    Dunk Pack 1: Big Man off One
    Dunk Pack 2: None


    Did you know that he has a wingspan of 7'2 #randomwingspans


    With 37 inch vertical


    And 2k still give him tiny T Rex arms.


    This guy can’t speed boost either


    Did you know the Rockets could have traded him for Michael Jordan, but declined the offer? #Randomfacts shoutout @Kaws


    No not really it’s was a offer to the blazers for Clyde and the 2nd pick for Ralph so he wouldn’t have went to the bulls.


    Imagine if the Rockets did that and got MJ, Hakeem, and Drexler. That would be unreal.


    Damn why you out here tryna expose me like that lol jk

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    Not i just wanna correct people but if you don’t want me to it’s aight.


    Naw you good I’m just joking around with you lol

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    I mean the blazers offered that


    nobody cares


    nobody cares


    Man has got T-rex arms


    2k this man is a pf hakeem played center


    He only played PF because Hakeem was there. Before and after Hakeem he played Center, including his most impressive season when he won the 1983 ROY.


    Oh wait nvm for some of his years he was a pf.


    He’s not a pf Hakeem played pf lol lol.


    When Ralph was around


    why does he hav this card, he doesn't deserve an op. never thing anything good


    yeah. another annoyingly tall opal. just what everyone wanted.


    Random Facts:

    Ralph Lee Sampson Jr. (born July 7, 1960) is an American retired basketball player. He is a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. A 7-foot-4 phenom, three-time College Player of the Year, and first selection in the 1983 NBA draft, Sampson brought heavy expectations with him to the National Basketball Association (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 as a four-time All-Star, an NBA Rookie of the Year, and an NBA All-Star Game MVP (1985). One of his many career highlights was a buzzer-beating shot to dethrone the Los Angeles Lakers as Western Conference champions in 1986, derailing their hopes for coveted back-to-back NBA titles, and sending the Rockets to their second NBA Finals in the team's history.

    1 Early life
    2 College
    3 NBA career
    3.1 Houston Rockets
    3.2 Later stops
    4 Post-NBA life
    5 Personal life
    6 Awards
    7 Career statistics
    7.1 NBA
    7.1.1 Regular Season
    7.1.2 Playoffs
    7.2 College
    8 See also
    9 References
    10 Bibliography
    11 External links

    Early life

    Sampson was already 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) tall by ninth grade, reaching 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) in high school in Harrisonburg, Virginia. He averaged nearly 30 points, 19 rebounds, and 7 blocked shots as a senior (after averaging 14 points and 11 rebounds as a sophomore, and 19 points and 17 rebounds as a junior), at Harrisonburg High, leading the team to state AA basketball championships in 1978 and 1979. His senior year he lost the high school player of the year award to another talented center, Sam Bowie. However, he did get a form of revenge against Bowie, outplaying him in the Capital Classic, getting 23 points and 21 rebounds with 4 blocks in a game styled "Battle of the Giants".

    Sampson was arguably the most heavily recruited college basketball prospect of his generation and appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated six times in a span of fewer than four years (December 17, 1979; December 1, 1980; March 30, 1981; November 29, 1982; December 20, 1982; and October 31, 1983).

    Playing center for the University of Virginia, he led the Cavaliers to an NIT title in 1980, an NCAA Final Four appearance in 1981, and an NCAA Elite Eight appearance in 1983. He earned three Naismith Awards as the National Player of the Year, only the second athlete to do so (Bill Walton was the first), and a pair of Wooden Awards. Sampson considered leaving Virginia after his junior year and declaring for the 1982 NBA draft. The San Diego Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers would flip a coin to determine who would draft first overall, but the deadline for Sampson to make himself available came before the scheduled coin flip. Rather than risk playing for the Clippers (who ended up losing the toss), Sampson stayed in school.[1]
    NBA career
    Houston Rockets

    With his size and agility Sampson was expected to score like Wilt Chamberlain and win championships like Bill Russell when he reached the National Basketball Association. The Houston Rockets picked him first overall in the 1983 NBA draft.[2] As a rookie, he averaged 21.0 points and 11.1 rebounds, played in the All-Star Game, and won the NBA Rookie of the Year Award.[3]

    The Rockets managed only a 29–53 record in 1983–84, which qualified them to pick first in the 1984 NBA draft. Houston selected fellow center Hakeem Olajuwon out of the University of Houston. Many observers criticized the Rockets' choice, believing the two 7-footers (known as the Twin Towers) would not be effective playing together, while others thought the combination could be overpowering. Sampson, playing a new style of power forward, had new expectations placed upon him. At the time, Dallas Mavericks Coach Dick Motta said, "That front line, when history is written when they've grown up, might be the best-assembled on one team. Ever." Houston guard John Lucas said of Sampson's move to forward, "He'll revolutionize the game."[citation needed]

    In 1984–85 the Rockets improved by 19 games to 48–34 and made the playoffs for the first time in three seasons. Sampson had his best individual campaign, averaging 22.1 points and 10.4 rebounds and earning a berth on the All-NBA Second Team. He and Olajuwon both played in the 1985 NBA All-Star Game, and Sampson, after scoring 24 points and grabbing 10 rebounds, earned the game's MVP Award.[4] On March 5, 1985, in a loss against the Denver Nuggets, Sampson recorded 30 points, 15 rebounds, 8 assists, and 5 steals and was the first player in NBA history to record at least 30 points, 15 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals since the league started recording steals.[5]

    The next season Houston won the Midwest Division with a 51–31 record. In the playoffs, the Rockets swept the Sacramento Kings, but faced a stiffer challenge against Alex English and the Denver Nuggets in the Conference Semi-Finals, eventually winning the series 4–2, with the sixth and deciding game going to double overtime. Against the defending champion Lakers in the Conference Finals, the Rockets were ready to knock off their rivals who had the best of them during the season. The Rockets lost game 1, but the Rockets fought back, winning four straight to take the series four games to one. In-Game 5 of that series, Sampson provided one of the most memorable moments in NBA Playoff history. With the score tied at 112, Olajuwon having earlier been ejected, and with only one second remaining on the clock, Sampson took an inbounds pass and launched a twisting turnaround jumper that sailed through the hoop at the buzzer, giving the Rockets a 114-112 victory and a shocking series upset.

    In the NBA Finals the Rockets faced the Boston Celtics. Boston sportswriters were not happy about not getting revenge against the Lakers who had beaten the Celtics in the Finals the year before, but the matchup was interesting with the young frontcourt challenging the old guard of the Celtics. During the season at the Boston Garden, the Rockets were playing the Celtics well until Sampson suffered a jarring fall on his back. At the start of the Finals, Sampson quickly found himself in foul trouble early in Game 1 as Boston easily went up 2-0 going back to Houston. The Rockets won a close Game 3 under the leadership of Sampson. Game 4 also went down to the wire with the Celtics pulling it out on late Larry Bird 3-pointer heroics and untimely turnovers by Rockets guard Mitch Wiggins. In a similarly close Game 5 in Houston, (under the 2–3–2 format) Sampson succumbed to taunting by Boston's much smaller 6-foot-1 backup guard Jerry Sichting resulting in Sampson taking a swing and earning an ejection from the game. Strangely, this fired up the Rockets, who won Game 5 by 15 points without Ralph thanks to the inspired play of Olajuwon, Jim Petersen, and Robert "Bobby Jo" Reid. Game 6 went back to Boston with Sampson finding himself again in foul trouble and of little effect against the older and wiser Celtic frontcourt of Larry Bird, Kevin McHale and Robert Parish. After the series, Boston coach KC Jones called the Rockets, "the new monsters on the block" with the future looking very bright for the Rockets. During the six-game championship series loss against the Celtics, Sampson averaged 14.8 points on .438 shooting, 9.5 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game.[6]
    Later stops

    Injured halfway into the 1987–88 season, Sampson fell out of favor with Rockets Coach Bill Fitch and was traded, along with guard Steve Harris, to the Golden State Warriors for Eric "Sleepy" Floyd and Joe Barry Carroll. Sampson's knee and back troubles worsened, and he never played a full season in the remaining years of his NBA career. He averaged 6.4 points and 5.0 rebounds with Golden State in 1988–89 and was traded to the Sacramento Kings for Jim Petersen. Sampson's injury issues continued in Sacramento as he totaled just 51 games in two seasons, averaging 4.2 and 3.0 points, respectively, in 1989–90 and 1990–91. Released by the Kings, Sampson played a 10-game stint with the Washington Bullets in 1991–92 before being waived. He played 441 games in 10 NBA seasons, slightly more than half the 820 scheduled.
    Post-NBA life

    Sampson played eight games for Unicaja Ronda of the Spanish League during the 1991–92 season. He also would play for the Rockford Lightning in the Continental Basketball Association during the 1994–95 season before ultimately retiring for good.

    Returning to the States, he spent the 1992–93 season as an assistant to head coach Lefty Driesell at James Madison University before coaching a minor league professional team in Richmond, Virginia.

    Reflecting on his career and its three knee surgeries, Sampson admitted that he had attempted to come back too quickly from them, and said that he tried not to think about what could have been.

    In 1996, Sampson was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame. In 2002, he was named to the ACC 50th Anniversary men's basketball team as one of the 50 best players in Atlantic Coast Conference history – one of only three Virginia Cavaliers so honored.

    In 2005, Sampson pleaded guilty to owing more than $300K in back child support for two children from different mothers in the Northern Virginia area. In 2006, he was sentenced to two months in prison for mail fraud associated with the purchase of an SUV.[7]

    On November 22, 2011, Sampson was inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. In February 2012, Sampson was honored by Houston Rockets and fans as a member of the Decade Team of the 80s. On April 2, 2012, Sampson was named a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame's induction class of 2012.

    In October 2012, Sampson joined the Phoenix Suns' player development staff.[8] In June 2013, Sampson announced that he would not return as an assistant head coach.[9]
    Personal life

    Sampson's son, Ralph Sampson III, played collegiate basketball for Minnesota.[10] Sampson's younger son, Robert, transferred to Georgia Tech after playing his first three seasons (2010–2013) of college basketball for East Carolina University.[11] Sampson also has three daughters: Rachel Lee Sampson, who graduated from Stanford University and works at ESPN, Leah Sampson, and the youngest, Anna Aleize Sampson.[12]


    This tall man dosent deserve and opal, he didnt even go to SYRACUSE


    (and first on this one too)