The NBA’s Millennial Draft Picks Can’t Recognize ’90s Stuff Like Super Nintendos or Destiny’s Child?
It’s hard to believe, but most of the NBA’s newest draftees were born in the 2000s . . . meaning that they totally MISSED everything about the ’90s.
ESPN asked some of them to identify various things from 20-plus years ago, and you’ll be surprised at what they didn’t know.
For example, several players were shown a photo of a Super Nintendo, and they had no clue . . . not even Rui Hachimura, who’s Japanese. Their guesses included: A “Gamecast,” “Playstation 1,” “Dreamcast”, and a “Game Cube.”
The players were shown a picture of DESTINY’S CHILD, and one guessed that it was the SPICE GIRLS. Another said, quote, “Cheetah Girls or something?” And several couldn’t even identify OUTKAST, which is more 2000s.
They also struggled to identify: An Easy Bake Oven, a Fanny Pack, “Boyz N the Hood”, “Good Burger”, and “Sister, Sister”.
(Here’s the video.)
We took “Name the 90’s” to the #NBADraft and these NBA players are WAY younger than you thought 😂 pic.twitter.com/e4aJ5hkag0
— ESPN (@espn) June 21, 2019