Not the best. But your favorite. Explain why. I'll start. 1. Dr. J. I lived outside of Philadephia for a couple years when I was 9-11 years old. The Doctor was huge. He had local commercials, made the evening news, was in the papers, and on local, rabbit-ear TV 3 or 4 nights a week. I loved the guy. I bought made my parents buy me Chapstick and Converse, and I drank Dr. Pepper exclusively. I know Jordan became famous for launching from the free throw line, but Irving was doing that for almost a decade before Jordan laced up in the pros. 2. Ben Wallace The playoff block that put Shaq on the ground. Watching Jason Kidd celebrate losing by 20+ points because they scored 70. Fear the Fro. The instead cred he brought to the Pistons team that had been in the cellar for years. The Blankman glasses to build morale. The quiet swagger. The Ford F-150. The way Ron Artest ran away after the hard foul. The Championship. 3. Dennis Rodman For a while, it seemed like the Worm grabbed almost every rebound. The putback score on the offensive side. The endless, tenacious D. When Rodman went to the Bulls and put on the wedding dress. He brought a bit of David Bowie to the NBA. He got weird, but he backed it up on the court I don't remember him ever phoning it in. He may have... but I don't remember it. 4. George Gervin When I was 9, The Spurs beat the 76ers, in the coference semi-finals, and the Iceman was outrageous. Just as good as the Doctor. I've been a fan every since. 5. Allen Iverson My height and weight. 1,000,000 times more badass than me. his crossover was unbelievable. There was a decade when no one could stop him. I was excited when the Pistons picked him up. I was really bummed that it wasn't the same guy they got. Of course, there are a bunch more that I could easily swap out. It's tough picking just five. But there's a start.