Nickname: Tiny/The Skate
City: Bronx, N.Y.
Before "Tiny" was an NBA Hall of Famer and NBA champion, Nate Archibald was known as "The Skate," the lightening-fast kid from the Patterson Housing Projects. He made his rounds around courts in the Bronx and Harlem, but Archibald, along with many other streetball legends, became The Skate at Rucker Park. There, he battled with fellow streetball king Rick "Pee Wee" Kirkland from 1970-1971 and Angel "Monchito" Cruz. Even when he became an NBA star, he still came back to the Rucker to train in the offseason, and would later host youth basketball clincs as a retired NBA Hall of Famer.