16. Bob Kurland
Accolades: 2x Olympic Gold medalist, 1961 Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee
The NBA isn't for everyone. Bob Kurland was a dominant big man before that term ever existed. Kurland was such a force that the NCAA banned defensive goaltending in 1945. He played six years of Amateur Athletic Union basketball for Phillips Petroleum, winning three championships. Since he never played professionally, he was eligible as an amateur for the 1948 and 1952 Olympics and won gold medals both times.