Template:Infobox basketball biography

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Usage

Blank template with parameters for active players

{{Infobox basketball biography
| name         = 
| image        = 
| number       = 
| position     = 
| height_ft    = 
| height_in    = 
| weight_lb    = 
| league       = 
| team         = 
| birth_date   = 
| birth_place  = 
| nationality  = 
| high_school  = 
| college      = 
| draft_year   = 
| draft_round  = 
| draft_pick   = 
| draft_team   = 
| career_start = 
| years1       = 
| team1        = 
| highlights   = 
| letter       = 
| bbr          = 
| nba_profile  =
}}

Blank template with parameters for retired players

{{Infobox basketball biography
| name            = 
| image           = 
| number          = 
| position        = 
| height_ft       = 
| height_in       = 
| weight_lb       = 
| league          = 
| birth_date      = 
| birth_place     = 
| nationality     = 
| high_school     = 
| college         = 
| draft_year      = 
| draft_round     = 
| draft_pick      = 
| draft_team      = 
| career_start    = 
| career_end      = 
| years1          = 
| team1           = 
| highlights      = 
| stat1label      = 
| stat1value      = 
| stat2label      = 
| stat2value      = 
| stat3label      = 
| stat3value      = 
| letter          = 
| bbr             = 
| nba_profile     =
| HOF_player      = 
| FIBA_HOF_player = 
}}

Blank template with all parameters

{{Infobox basketball biography
| name               = 
| image              = 
| image_size         = 
| caption            = 
| number             = 
| position           = 
| height_ft          = 
| height_in          =
| height_footnote    = 
| weight_lb          = 
| weight_footnote    =
| league             = 
| team               = 
| team_link          = 
| birth_date         = 
| birth_place        = 
| death_date         = 
| death_place        = 
| nationality        = 
| high_school        = 
| college            = 
| draft_year         = 
| draft_round        = 
| draft_pick         = 
| draft_team         = 
| career_start       = 
| career_end         = 
| career_position    =
| career_number      =
| coach_start        = 
| coach_end          =
| years1             = 
| team1              = 
| years2             = 
| team2              = 
| years3             = 
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| cyears1            = 
| cteam1             = 
| cyears2            = 
| cteam2             = 
| cyears3            = 
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| cteam18            = 
| cyears19           = 
| cteam19            = 
| cyears20           = 
| cteam20            = 
| highlights         = 
| stat1label         = 
| stat1value         = 
| stat2label         = 
| stat2value         = 
| stat3label         = 
| stat3value         = 
| letter             = 
| bbr                = 
| nba_profile        = 
| HOF                = 
| HOF_player         = 
| HOF_coach          = 
| FIBA_HOF_player    = 
| CBBASKHOF_year     =
| medal_templates    = 
}}

Height and weight units

To specify the players height in feet and inches, and weight in pounds, use

| height_ft = 
| height_in = 
| weight_lb = 

For centimeters and kilograms, use

| height_cm = 
| weight_kg = 

For meters and kilograms, use

| height_m  = 
| weight_kg = 

Parameters

Parameters Usage Note
name The person's name, in first-last format. Do not put nicknames, sourced or not. Optional
image The person's image. Optional
image_size The size of the image. Use only when there is an image Optional
caption The caption of the image. Write a concise and accurate statement. Image with only a person's face usually do not need a caption. Optional
number The person's current jersey number.
position The person's position. For a player's position, use one of the five official positions. Avoid using abbreviations. Optional
height_ft/height_in The player's height in feet and inches. When specifying, round to the nearest inch. For example, for a player 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) tall, the height_ft parameter should show "6", the height_in parameter "11". Use either height_ft/height_in or height_cm or height_m but not more than one type at the same time.
height_cm The player's height in centimeters. When specifying, round to the nearest cm. For example, for a player 211 cm (6 ft 11 in) tall, the height_cm parameter should show "211". Use either height_cm or height_m or height_ft/height_in but not more than one type at the same time.
height_m The player's height in meters. When specifying, use two digits of precision. For example, for a player 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) tall, the height_m parameter should show "2.11", using a decimal point (not a comma). Use either height_m or height_cm or height_ft/height_in but not more than one type at the same time.
height_footnote Use only if an additional note needs to be placed next to the height, e.g. an explanatory note for a disputed height. Optional
weight_lb The player's weight in pounds. Use either weight_lb or weight_kg but not both.
weight_kg The player's weight in kilograms. Use either weight_kg or weight_lb but not both.
weight_footnote Use only if an additional note needs to be placed next to the weight, e.g. an explanatory note for a disputed weight. Optional
league The person's current league. Requires "team" to be set to be displayed. Optional
team The person's current team. Do not put the person's former team(s), as they belong to teamN or cteamN (below). Do not wikilink the team name. Put in Free agent if a player is a free agent. If a person has retired, this parameter should be left empty. Optional
team_link Use only if the team name does not match the team's article title. Optional
birth_date The person's birth date.
birth_place The person's birth place.
death_date The person's death date. Optional
death_place The person's death place. Optional
nationality The person's respective nationality. Optional
high_school The person's high school. Optional
college The college(s) the person attended prior to a professional basketball career. Players should follow the format:
[[college basketball team article|college name]]([[season|year]]–[[season|year]])
If an article for the college basketball team does not exist, wikilink to the school's athletic team article, which is usually [[<school name> <team name>]] e.g. [[Loyola Marymount Lions|Loyola Marymount]]. Otherwise, wikilink to the school's article.
Optional
draft_year The year in which the player entered the NBA draft. Optional
draft_round The player's draft round. If a player was not drafted, this parameter is not necessary. Optional
draft_pick The player's draft pick number. If a player was not drafted, this parameter is not necessary. If a player was a territorial pick, then put [[NBA territorial pick|Territorial]]. Optional
draft_team The player's draft team. If a player was not drafted, this parameter is not necessary. Optional
career_start The year in which the player started his/her career
career_end The year in which the player ended this/her career
career_position The position(s) played while a player. Used when a former player is now an active coach.
career_number The number(s) worn while a player. Used when a former player is now an active coach, or an active player that has worn other numbers.
coach_start The year in which the person's coaching career began.
coach_end The year in which the person's coaching career ended.
years1, team1,
years2, team2,
...
years40, team40
All the team(s) the person has played for during his career.
Should follow the format:
|years1 = [[season|year]]–[[season|year]] |team1 = [[Team1]]
|years2 = [[season|year]]–[[season|year]] |team2 = [[Team2]]
...
Separate stints with the same team should be separate team/year entries.
A stint with a team that moved or was renamed should be listed as a single entry:
|teamN = [[TeamN]] / [[RenamedTeamN]]
An NBA player in the NBA Development League on assignment should be listed in the following format:
|years1 = [[season|year]]–[[season|year]] |team1 = [[NBA team]]
|years2 = [[season|year]]–[[season|year]] |team2 = →[[D-League team]] ([[NBA Development League|D-League]])
If a player is in the D-League but does not have an NBA contract, no → should be used for the team entry.
All stints for professional minor league and overseas leagues should be listed. The country which an overseas team is based should be listed with the format:
|teamN = [[OverseasTeam]] ([[OverseasLeague|country]])
cyears1, cteam1,
cyears2, cteam2,
...
cyears15, cteam15
All the team(s) the person has coached for during his career. Optional
highlights All notable highlights and awards that the person has won. Should follow the format:

* #× [[Award 1]] ([[season|year]], [[season|year]])
* #× [[Award 2]] ([[season|year]], [[season|year]])

Omit #× if the award is won only once.
To denote consecutive years, use endash instead of comma and omit the year(s) in between.
If possible, use the full name of the award.
If a separate article exists for the highlight's specific year, link to that article instead of the general season:
*2× [[List of NBA All-Stars|NBA All-Star]] ([[2005 NBA All-Star Game|2005]], [[2011 NBA All-Star Game|2011]])
Medals shall be listed under medal_templates and not under highlights.
Players with 5+ professional highlights should limit college highlights to NCAA championships, awards at Template:Men's college basketball award navbox, and NCAA Tournament MOPs.
For NBA biographies, see Wikipedia:WikiProject National Basketball Association/Article guidelines for more conventions on highlights.

Optional
letter The text between the last and second-last slashes in the URL of the player's basketball-reference.com profile Optional
bbr The text between the last slash and .html in the URL of the player's basketball-reference.com profile Optional
nba_profile The text between the last and second-last slashes in the URL of the player's NBA.com profile (linked at nba.com/players).
Optional
HOF/HOF_player/HOF_coach The text behind the last slash in the URL of the person's Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame profile
For individual inducted as player, use HOF_player
For individual inducted as coach, use HOF_coach
Optional
FIBA_HOF_player The number between the last and second-last slash in the URL of the player's FIBA Hall of Fame profile Optional
CBBASKHOF_year Year inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame Optional
medal_templates For medal templates only Optional

Examples

Kevin Garnett
Kevin Garnett 2008-01-13.jpg
Garnett with the Celtics on January 13, 2008
No. 2 – Brooklyn Nets
Position Power forward
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1976-05-19) May 19, 1976 (age 38)
Greenville, South Carolina
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight 253 lb (115 kg)
Career information
High school Mauldin High School
Farragut Career Academy
NBA draft 1995 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5th overall
Selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves
Pro career 1995–present
Career history
1995–2007 Minnesota Timberwolves
2007–present Boston Celtics
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
{{Infobox basketball biography
| name         = Kevin Garnett
| image        = Kevin Garnett 2008-01-13.jpg
| caption      = Garnett with the Celtics on January 13, 2008
| position     = [[Power forward (basketball)|Power forward]] 
| height_ft    = 6
| height_in    = 11
| weight_lb    = 253
| league       = [[NBA]]
| team         = Brooklyn Nets
| team_link    = 
| number       = 2
| birth_date   = {{birth date and age|mf=yes|1976|5|19}}
| birth_place  = [[Greenville, South Carolina]]
| nationality  = American
| high_school  = [[Mauldin High School]]<br>[[Farragut Career Academy]]
| college      = 
| draft_round  = 1
| draft_pick   = 5
| draft_year   = 1995
| draft_team   = [[Minnesota Timberwolves]]
| career_start = 1995
| career_end   = 
| years1       = 1995–2007
| team1        = [[Minnesota Timberwolves]]
| years2       = 2007–present
| team2        = [[Boston Celtics]]
| highlights   = 
*[[List of NBA champions|NBA champion]] ([[2008 NBA Finals|2008]])
*[[NBA Most Valuable Player Award|NBA Most Valuable Player]] ([[2003–04 NBA season|2004]])
*[[NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award|NBA Defensive Player of the Year]] ([[2007–08 NBA season|2008]])
*13× [[List of NBA All-Stars|NBA All-Star]] ([[1997 NBA All-Star Game|1997]]–[[1998 NBA All-Star Game|1998]], [[2000 NBA All-Star Game|2000]]–[[2010 NBA All-Star Game|2010]])
*4× [[All-NBA Team|All-NBA First Team]] ([[1999–2000 NBA season|2000]], [[2002–03 NBA season|2003]]–[[2003–04 NBA season|2004]], [[2007–08 NBA season|2008]])
*3× [[All-NBA Team|All-NBA Second Team]] ([[2000–01 NBA season|2001]]–[[2001–02 NBA season|2002]], [[2004–05 NBA season|2005]])
*2× [[All-NBA Team|All-NBA Third Team]] ([[1998–99 NBA season|1999]], [[2006–07 NBA season|2007]])
*8× [[NBA All-Defensive Team|All-Defensive First Team]] ([[1999–00 NBA season|2000]]–[[2004–05 NBA season|2005]], [[2007–08 NBA season|2008]]–[[2008–09 NBA season|2009]])
*2× [[NBA All-Defensive Team|All-Defensive Second Team]] ([[2005–06 NBA season|2006]]–[[2006–07 NBA season|2007]])
*[[NBA All-Rookie Team|NBA All-Rookie Second Team]] ([[1995–96 NBA season|1996]])
*[[NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Award|NBA All-Star Game MVP]] ([[2002–03 NBA season|2003]])
*[[J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award]] ([[2005–06 NBA season|2006]])
| nba_profile     = kevin_garnett
| medal_templates = 
{{MedalCountry|{{USA}}}}
{{MedalSport|[[Basketball]]}}
{{MedalCompetition|[[Olympic Games]]}}
{{MedalGold|[[2000 Summer Olympics|2000 Sydney]] | [[Basketball at the 2000 Summer Olympics|United States]]}}
}}

Microformats

The HTML markup produced by this template includes an hCard microformat, which makes the person's details parsable by computers, either acting automatically to catalogue articles across Wikipedia or via a browser tool operated by a reader, to (for example) add the subject to an address book or database. For more information about the use of microformats on Wikipedia, please see the microformat project.

Sub-templates

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Please do not remove instances of these sub-templates.

Classes

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  • agent
  • bday
  • birthplace
  • category
  • country-name
  • deathdate
  • deathplace
  • extended-address
  • family-name
  • fn (required)
  • given-name
  • honorific-prefix
  • honorific-suffix
  • label
  • locality
  • n
  • nickname
  • note
  • org
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  • url
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Please do not rename or remove these classes nor collapse nested elements which use them.

Template Data

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Infobox basketball biography

An infobox for basketball biography.

Template parameters
Parameter Description Type Default Auto value Status
Name name The person's name, in first-last format. Do not put nicknames, sourced or not. string empty empty optional
Image image The person's image. wiki-page-name empty empty optional
Image size image_size The size of the image. Use only when there is an image. number empty empty optional
Caption caption The caption of the image. Write a concise and accurate statement. Image with only a person's face usually do not need a caption. string empty empty optional
Number number The person's current jersey number. number empty empty optional
Position position The person's position. For a player's position, use one of the five official positions. Avoid using abbreviations. string empty empty optional
Height in feet OR inches height_ft/height_in The player's height in feet and inches. When specifying, round to the nearest inch. For example, for a player 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) tall, the height_ft parameter should show '6', the height_in parameter '11'. Use either height_ft/height_in or height_cm or height_m but not more than one type at the same time. number empty empty optional
Height in centimeters height_cm The player's height in centimeters. When specifying, round to the nearest cm. For example, for a player 211 cm (6 ft 11 in) tall, the height_cm parameter should show '211'. Use either height_cm or height_m or height_ft/height_in but not more than one type at the same time. number empty empty optional
Height in meters height_m The player's height in meters. When specifying, use two digits of precision. For example, for a player 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) tall, the height_m parameter should show '2.11', using a decimal point (not a comma). Use either height_m or height_cm or height_ft/height_in but not more than one type at the same time. number empty empty optional
Height footnote height_footnote Use only if an additional note needs to be placed next to the height, e.g. an explanatory note for a disputed height. string empty empty optional
Weight in pounds weight_lb The player's weight in pounds. Use either weight_lb or weight_kg but not both. number empty empty optional
Weight in kilograms weight_kg The player's weight in kilograms. Use either weight_kg or weight_lb but not both. number empty empty optional
Weight footnote weight_footnote Use only if an additional note needs to be placed next to the weight, e.g. an explanatory note for a disputed weight. string empty empty optional
League league The person's current league. Requires 'team' to be set to be displayed. string empty empty optional
Team team The person's current team. Do not put the person's former team(s), as they belong to teamN or cteamN (below). Do not wikilink the team name. Put in Free agent if a player is a free agent. If a person has retired, this parameter should be left empty. string empty empty optional
Team link team_link Use only if the team name does not match the team's article title. string empty empty optional
Birth date birth_date The person's birth date. string empty empty optional
Birth place birth_place The person's birth place. string empty empty optional
death date death_date The person's death date. string empty empty optional
Death place death_place The person's birth place. string empty empty optional
Nationality nationality The person's respective nationality. string empty empty optional
High school high_school The person's high school. string empty empty optional
College college The college(s) the person attended prior to a professional basketball career. Players should follow the format:[[college basketball team article|college name]]([[season|year]]–[[season|year]])If an article for the college basketball team does not exist, wikilink to the school's athletic team article, which is usually [[<school name> <team name>]] e.g. [[Loyola Marymount Lions|Loyola Marymount]]. Otherwise, wikilink to the school's article. line empty empty optional
Draft year draft_year The year in which the player entered the NBA draft. string empty empty optional
Draft round draft_round The player's draft round. If a player was not drafted, this parameter is not necessary. string empty empty optional
Draft pick draft_pick The player's draft pick number. If a player was not drafted, this parameter is not necessary. If a player was a territorial pick, then put [[NBA territorial pick|Territorial]]. string empty empty optional
Draft team draft_team The player's draft team. If a player was not drafted, this parameter is not necessary. string empty empty optional
Career start career_start The year in which the player started his/her career string empty empty optional
Career end career_end The year in which the player ended his/her career string empty empty optional
Career position career_position The position(s) played while a player. Used when a former player is now an active coach. string empty empty optional
Career number career_number The number(s) worn while a player. Used when a former player is now an active coach, or an active player that has worn other numbers. number empty empty optional
Coach start coach_start The year in which the person's coaching career began. string empty empty optional
Coach end coach_end The year in which the person's coaching career ended. string empty empty optional
Years and Teams years1,team1 All the team(s) the person has played for during his career.Should follow the format:|years1 = [[season|year]]–[[season|year]] |team1 = [[Team1]]. string empty empty optional
Coached teams in the years cyears1,cteam1 All the team(s) the person has coached for during his career. string empty empty optional
Highlights highlights All notable highlights and awards that the person has won. Should follow the format: * #× [[Award 1]] ([[season|year]], [[season|year]])-Omit #× if the award is won only once.To denote consecutive years, use endash instead of comma and omit the year(s) in between.If possible, use the full name of the award. line empty empty optional
Letter letter The text between the last and second-last slashes in the URL of the player's basketball-reference.com profile string empty empty optional
BBR bbr The text between the last slash and .html in the URL of the player's basketball-reference.com profile string empty empty optional
NBA profile nba_profile The text between the last and second-last slashes in the URL of the player's NBA.com profile (linked at nba.com/players). string empty empty optional
Hall of Fame HOF/HOF_player/HOF_coach The text behind the last slash in the URL of the person's Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame profile.For individual inducted as player, use HOF_player.For individual inducted as coach, use HOF_coach. string empty empty optional
FIBA HOF player FIBA_HOF_player The number between the last and second-last slash in the URL of the player's FIBA Hall of Fame profile string empty empty optional
CBBASKHOF year CBBASKHOF_year Year inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame string empty empty optional
Medal templates medal_templates For medal templates only string empty empty optional

See also