15. Ralph Sampson
Career years: 1983-1991
Career Stats: 15.4 PPG 8.8 RPG 2.3 APG 0.9 SPG 1.6 BPG
Teams: Houston Rockets, Golden State Warriors, Sacramento Kings, Washington Bullets
There aren't a lot of 7'4" guys walking around on Earth, let alone guys that size that can actually ball. Ralph Sampson was one of them. After dominating at Virginia, Sampson took his talents to the Rockets and started off his pro career strong averaging 20 and 10 with twi blocks to boot through his first three seasons. After the Rockets drafted Hakeem in 1985, they immediately became contenders, reaching the Finals in 1986. But Sampson eventually endured nagging knee and back problems which robbed him of his freakish athleticism.