Quidditch isn’t the only sport in the wizarding world of Harry Potter anymore.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Harry Potter franchise that has forever changed the reality we live in today, Hogwarts is the school of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The school is divided into four houses: Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff and Slytherin.
Upon arrival for your first year at Hogwarts, students are placed into one of the four houses based upon character and personality traits.
Gryffindor: brave and daring
Ravenclaw: wisdom and willingness to learn new things
Hufflepuff: described as loyal, just, hardworking and nice
Slytherin: sly, cunning and would do anything to achieve their own goals
Ever wonder which house your favorite NBA player would be sorted into? Look no further.
This post on Reddit sorts the NBA into their houses.
It includes the founder of the house (formally Godric Gryffindor; Rowena Ravenclaw; Helga Hufflepuff; and Salazar Slytherin) but now listed as NBA greats Bill Russell, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wilt Chamberlain and Michael Jordan, as well as a house ghost (Nearly Headless Nick, Gryffindor; Helena Ravenclaw, Ravenclaw; Fat Friar, Hufflepuff; and the Bloody Baron, Slytherin) now listed as more recently retired NBA veterans.
The editor’s notes are from our producer Ashley Young.
Founder: Bill Russell
House Ghost: Kevin Garnett
Coach: Doc Rivers
Starting five: Russell Westbrook (PG), Damian Lillard (SG), Jayson Tatum (SF), LeBron James (PF), and Bam Adebayo (C).
Bench: Kyle Lowry, Ja Morant, Donovan Mitchell, Victor Oladipo, Jrue Holiday, Draymond Green, Zion Williamson.
Editors Note: Okay I’m sorry, but no way Russell Westbrook and Draymond Green are in Gryffindor.
Founder: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
House Ghost: Tim Duncan
Coach: Erik Spoelstra
Starting five: Chris Paul (PG), Steph Curry (SG), Luka Doncic (SF), Kawhi Leonard (PF), Giannis Antetokounmpo (C).
Bench: Ben Simmons, Pascal Siakam, Marc Gasol, Jaylen Brown, Al Horford, Marcus Smart, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
Editor’s note: Couldn’t agree more with Duncan being the house ghost of Ravenclaw.
Founder: Wilt Chamberlain
House Ghost: Shaq
Coach: Brett Brown
Starting five: Kemba Walker (PG), Klay Thompson (SG), Khris Middleton (SF), Anthony Davis (PF), Nikola Jokic (C).
Bench: Bradley Beal, Karl Anthony-Towns, D’Angelo Russell, Devin Booker, Rudy Gobert, Kevin Love, CJ McCollum.
Editor’s note: Completely agree with Jokic being in Hufflepuff although he does have some Slytherin tendencies; Kevin Love I would argue being a Ravenclaw.
Founder: Michael Jordan
House Ghost: Kobe Bryant (Full disclosure: I worried it wasn’t in good taste to have Kobe here, for obvious reasons. However, given his public admiration for the HP Universe and just saying in January that he took a house quiz and was sorted into Slytherin, it felt right to include him.)
Coach: Mike D’Antoni
Starting five: Kyrie Irving (PG), James Harden (SG), Jimmy Butler (SF), Kevin Durant (PF), Joel Embiid (C).
Bench: Trae Young, Goran Dragic, Lou Williams, Blake Griffin, LaMarcus Aldridge, Kristaps Porzingis, Zach LaVine.
Editor’s note: Couldn’t agree more with this starting five.
MUGGLES (aka non-magic folk)
Paul George and Andrew Wiggins.
Editor’s note: OMG.
Click the Reddit link for full sorting descriptions.