19. The Legend of Scalabrine
Meme Origin: Former Net, Celtic, and Bull Brian Scalabrine retires.
While he may not be the greatest basketball player of all time, Scalabrine is a legend in the meme world, starring in many of the NBA's best memes over the last several years. When the redheaded wonder retired this offseason, a deluge of meme tributes immediately followed. While they are mostly meant ironically, it's heartwarming to see that on some level fans are eager to pay tribute to what is likely the last of the "doughy white bench player" type in the NBA.