Can you match these vintage basketball ads to the right decades?

Hopefully you don't double dribble on this one!

It's time for those squeaky shoes to hit the courts once again! That's right, it's basketball season. The 2022 NBA season started on October 18th and as college basketball gears up to start in November, we wanted to test your knowledge on vintage basketball ads. 

Some of these ads are generic, while others feature some of the biggest names in basketball history! Which team do you root for every basketball season? See if you can match all these vintage basketball ads to the correct decade. Don't double dribble!

  1. Can you tell which decade this vintage Nike ad came out?
  2. Can you recognize which decade this classic basketball ad is from? Bonus points if you know which basketball player rocked this milk mustache!
  3. This classic ad features basketball player Julius Erving in a pair of Converse. Which decade is it from?
  4. Can you guess which decade this vintage Puma ad came out?
  5. This vintage basketball ad featured the great, Magic Johnson. But which decade is it from?
  6. This vintage Foot Locker ad featured a college basketball player. Do you know which decade this is from? Hint: if you can figure out the player, you can figure out the decade!
  7. Do you know which decade this vintage basketball ad came out?
  8. Can you guess which decade this vintage basketball ad is from?
  9. This vintage basketball ad features Larry Bird and Magic Johnson. Do you know which decade it came out?
  10. Can you guess which decade this vintage basketball ad, featuring women's basketball players, is from?
  11. Take a guess on which decade this vintage basketball ad came out!
  12. Can you tell when this vintage basketball ad came out?

Can you match these vintage basketball ads to the right decades?

Your Result...

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TinkRoss 1 month ago
10/12 Should've gotten 100% on this one.
Sway 1 month ago
11/12. If there is longer shorts worn in the ad, it’s the 90’s.
Like the vintage ad quizzes.
Gitch64 1 month ago
This should have been easier… only 8 :(
danielmark7 1 month ago
Only missed one! #7 I haven’t perused this website in months- Once the network adds some different shows I will start watching MeTV again! Too stale for me! No diversity
UTZAAKE 1 month ago
10/12...and I'm disappointed. Misfired on 1 and 7; never saw the former, the latter was tricky like some of the other ones.
Dudeman UTZAAKE 1 month ago
But if you look closely, #7 has the decade right in the ad: "Find This Card And Get A Set of '93-'94 rookies" ;-)
BuckeyeBeth 1 month ago
8/12

I am absolutely amazed I did so well. I don’t really watch basketball but thought I might do well starting out because I know advertising products. Turns out I don’t know them as well as I thought I did. I had to rethink my strategy about paying attention to the product packaging and concentrate on the clothing. But it messed me up because the short-shorts were in both the 70s and 80s, and apparently I can’t tell the difference between the high tops in either decade. The only reason I scored as well as I did was because the shorts became longer and baggier in the 90s so even if I thought the product was from the 80s I just hit 90s because of the shorts. It worked!

Nice tough quiz MeTV employees!
gerardarcade 1 month ago
Pretty sure that's Ken Berry in the 70's Kinney ad!
Yes it is! That is literally the only reason I got that one correct 😆
UTZAAKE gerardarcade 1 month ago
All the Chicago White Sox game programs from roughly 1978 to 1980 had those Kinney ads with Ken Berry.
nerakr 1 month ago
8/12. Pretty good considering I don't know a lot about basketball. But the milk ads and women players were sort of giveaways.
Barry22 1 month ago
8/12, I got fouled. Go Heat!
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