The 20 Greatest Basketball Players to Never Play in the NBA

7. Joe "The Destroyer" Hammond

Accolades: Set a Rucker Park single game record with 82 points.

Joe Hammond had the Lakers knocking on his door with only a high school career and word of mouth to go by. And like some other street ball legends of his era, he turned them down because he was making more money in the street. They call him "The Destroyer" because he destroyed defenses. Homie once walked into a game against Dr. J during the second half and torched him for 50 points. Hammond could've been one of the greats, but had no desire to. He played ball on his spare time and figured the drug game would last forever. He's now a recovering addict that did a couple bids in prison, instead of being regarded as an NBA legend.

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