Top 10 Most Unathletic Looking NBA Players of All Time
The prototypical NBA player looks strong, athletic, and intimidating. However, throughout NBA history there have been players who didn't seem to fit the mold and stood out from the rest of the players.
While some of these players weren't successful in the NBA, many of them despite not fitting the mold, turned out to be great players.
Here are the top 10 most unathletic looking NBA players of all time.
10. Steve Kerr
This 6' 180 lb point guard may not look intimidating, but it wouldn't be wise to have left him open from three.
Kerr ended his career with five championship rings and the highest three-point percentage in history at 45.4 percent.
9. Danny Schayes
Due to being the son of Hall of Famer Dolph Schayes, he never quite lived up to his dad.
Schayes played 18 seasons in the NBA—his best season performance coming in 1987-88 with the Nuggets, when he averaged 13.9 points and 8.2 rebounds per game.
8. Oliver Miller
In the 1995-96, he had his best year as a pro averaging 12.9 points, 7.4 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 1.9 blocks and 1.4 steals per game.
However, Miller is notorious for his weight problems. In the beginning of his career, he weighed around 280 lbs, but in his later year he ballooned out to well over 300 lbs.
7. Robert Traylor
Like Miller he was also known for his weight problems—he weighed more than 300 pounds.
As the sixth overall pick, he will always be known for being drafted by the Dallas Mavericks and traded to the Milwaukee Bucks for Pat Garrity and future MVP Dirk Nowitzki.
Traylor now plays in Turkey for Antalya Kepez Belediyesi.
6. Arvydas Sabonis
Sabonis is known for being a great Olympian and European basketball player. He entered the NBA late in his career in 1995 as a member of the Portland Trailblazers.
During his years in Europe, he suffered multiple injuries to his knees and Achilles' tendons that robbed him of most of his mobility.
He had a solid NBA career, but we always wonder just how great he could have been if he had played during his prime in the NBA.
5. Bryant Reeves
After averaging 16.2 points per game in 1997, he was rewarded with a six-year, $61.8 million contract extension.
However, after 1998, weight-control problems and injuries began to take a toll on Reeves. He even once showed up for training camp 40 pounds overweight.
In 2001, Reeves started the season on the injured list due to chronic back pain and was eventually forced to retire.
4. Greg Ostertag
Although Ostertag only averaged 4.6 points per game, he was the starting center for the Utah Jazz during their NBA finals trips in 1997 and 1998.
Although Ostertag was often the butt of jokes, he played his entire 11-year career on teams that finished the season with winning records.
3. Larry Bird
Larry Bird, although very gawky looking, is easily the best player on this list. Players who took him lightly always payed for it.
Although he may not have looked like your typical basketball player, that didn't stop him for winning three NBA titles and three MVP awards.
2. Shawn Bradley
At 7'6", this former No. 2 pick is one of the tallest players in NBA history.
He never fulfilled his potential but did average over 10 points seven times in his career.
Bradley is notorious for being dunked on and having a tough time against the physical centers and forwards of his generation.
1. Kurt Rambis
During his playing days, Rambis was a fan favorite because of his status as an over-achiever and ultimate hustle player.
Rambis is known for his thick mustache and thick-rimmed black glasses which caused Lakers announcer Chick Hearn to nickname him "Superman" in reference to him being Clark Kent.