9. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Having to Beg for a Statue
What did Kareem Abdul-Jabbar do for the Lakers? Oh, just help them win five titles while scoring over 24,000 points and racking up more than 10,000 boards. So, why did Wayne Gretzky, Magic Johnson and Jerry West (the only understandable selections), Oscar De La Hoya, and even Chick Hearn all get statues in the "Star Plaza" before Kareem? We have no clue but the NBA's all-time leading scorer had to go on a public crusade in order to finally get his statue erected in November 2012.