A lot of sports raise their most famous players to the magnitude of virtually deities, however maybe none of them do this with quite such panache as basketball: In the world of basketball, if a participant attracts recognition, it truly is with all the excitement of show biz, controversy and scandals are around every corner! The household names, the Shaquille O Neals and Kobe Bryants of this world are recognized to most of us, yet it is not just about the big folks. There are numerous players who have changed the game of basketball forever and never recieved the attention they ought to. It might be time to let them have a little credit.

Dennis Johnson who began his basketball career playing with the Seattle SuperSonics is one good example of this sort of an unsung hero. Afterwards he gained a reasonable level of popularity playing for the Boston Celtics throughout the 1980's. He acquired an original and unconventional style of playing and seemed to be far ahead of his time.In 07 Johnson died nonetheless him, and his creative style are certainly not forgotten.

One more player who played for the Seattle SuperSonics at the beginning of his career and continued to excel on many teams was Tom Chambers. Of all the teams he played for during his career, he is most recognized for his time with the Phoenix Suns.He was in fact generally a shooter and bagged quite a few victories for the Phoenix Suns.

Another player that needs a reference is Mark Price, He had the biggest ever average for free shooting- in excess of ninety percent! He was most famous with regard to his period as a point guard with the Cleveland Cavaliers although also significantly played for Orlando Magic as well as the Golden State Warriors. Price Spent a dozen seasons within the National basketball association, retiring his number. Twenty five in 1998.Price has remained involved in basketball since his retirement, coaching players coming from such large teams as Orlando Magic as well as the Boston Celtics.

Kevin Johnson most likely can’t be regarded as a ‘forgotten hero’ as such, but he absolutely ought to have greater acknowledgement for his exceptional skills: Within his time actively playing with the Suns he made a big impact and averaged 20.4 points in his first year! He hung up his no.7 jersey in '98 and now works as the mayor of Sacramento.

Artis Gilmore, also known as ‘the a train’ was a solid centre that once played for the Chicago Bulls although cut his teeth with the Kentucky Colonels. Besides his last year, Gilmore was able to score into double figures in every single year.Gilmore retired his jersey formally in 1989. He now takes an active role in contributing to the The city of Jacksonville local community.

And so we get to the conclusion of the list. Granted, it's hardly a definitive list and there are definitely many more players that could perhaps feature here however I think these players deserve to be re discovered for thier contribution towards the game. Leave your opinions about who else i should have mentioned. I guess there'll be plenty i haven't considered!


    I am Trenton. A 23 year old basketball fanatic from Pittsburgh PA. I hope you enjoy my site!


    August 2013