The man, the myth and the legend himself: Shawn Bradley
The Philadelphia 76ers are no strangers to hosting embarrassing players.
In fact, they have had their share of good ones.
There's really nothing like having an embarrassing player on your favorite team. They bring life to the organization, but sometimes it's because of how ridiculous they are—or look.
Philadelphia is unique with its cast because the majority of the Sixers' embarrassing players have been extremely talented.
Still, though, talent shouldn't mean that someone is exempt from being on this list.
Here's a look at the eight most embarrassing players in Philadelphia 76ers history.
Practice makes perfect.
Apparently missing a practice also makes for a perfect video clip.
Allen Iverson's classic press conference, where he says the word "practice" about 24.5 times, is an example of a great player shining light on himself in a negative way.
It's not that it's easy to disagree with anything he's saying; he gave everything he had whenever he touched the floor.
The issue is that you don't want to see your leader making a joke out of his head coach criticizing him for missing practice.
There's a fine line to walk and when people make jokes about the interview 10 years later, then he clearly didn't walk the line to well.
Iverson would go on to run into a number of legal problems, but he rightfully remains as one of Philadelphia's most popular players.
He just happens to be among the most embarrassing ones too.
Wilt Chamberlain has made some wild claims
Wilt Chamberlain is fourth all-time in points scored and first all-time in total rebounds.
He also might be the all-time leader in number of women slept with.
Chamberlain once wrote that he estimates that he slept with over 20,000 women. To put that into perspective, his career total in rebounds is 23,924.
It would be tough to find a more productive player in his playing days. Chamberlain was the definition of a stat-stuffer, but he clearly had a busy life off the court as well.
There are some things better left unsaid.
Embarrassing is one of a number of different words that come to my mind when hearing about his off-the-court antics.
Scoring 100 points in a game wasn't enough to keep him off this list.
Darryl Dawkins brought some light to the NBA
Embarrassing isn't always a negative thing.
Darryl Dawkins is the perfect example as to why.
Dawkins is the kind of player who brings life to an organization. He had a big smile, broke backboards with authority and had a great nickname in "Chocolate Thunder."
Everything he did—from the suits to breaking his own foul record—was in good fun and seemed to be with a good intent.
Sometimes he was embarrassing, but it always made people smile.
He's even still responsible for being a smooth talker with women. Impressive to say the least
Why don't you try putting a Sixers jersey on again Mr. Ruland?
Jeff Ruland had some really bad luck in Philadelphia.
Insidehoops.com discussed his two brief stints with the Sixers as a player:
In June of 1986, the Sixers acquired Ruland and Cliff Robinson from the Bullets in exchange for Moses Malone, Terry Catledge and two first-round draft picks. However, a knee injury forced Ruland to retire after just five games with the Sixers. Five years later, he came out of retirement to join the Sixers during the 1991-92 season, but suffered a torn Achilles after appearing in 13 games.
Playing in 18 total games when you're the guy that came to Philly for Moses Malone is pretty embarrassing.
You hate to see injuries end someone's career, but it happens, and sometimes it makes the person look pretty bad in the process.
Talent wasn't enough for Coleman, who often battled weight issues
Did anyone look like they were ever trying less than Derrick Coleman?
DC enjoyed a 15-year career, averaging a double-double five different times, while making the All-Star team in '94. That's nothing to sneeze at, unless you consider that he did all this while expending the least amount of effort possible, gliding by on an NBA-ready body and a superior touch. He also drove a series of coaches to the unemployment line and to multiple types of therapy. Coleman could have been the best power forward ever; instead he played just well enough to ensure his next paycheck.
Who knows if he could have been the best power forward ever, but he certainly could have tried a bit harder than he did.
The talent was there, but also possessing an embarrassing work ethic puts him on the list.
A rough haircut and legal problems landed him on the list
Any time a former player gets charged for reckless manslaughter, then you know that they deserve to make the list.
Most Sixers fans are probably pretty happy about Jayson Williams never doing much in Philly. That allows for people to not think twice about him ever being on the team.
Jayson Williams didn't ever really do anything productive as a Sixer, but he did once wear the jersey.
That qualifies him for making Philadelphia's list of most embarrassing players.
Barkley was another great player who had some embarrassing moments
Charles Barkley is no stranger to saying questionable things.
Bleacher Report analyst Andrew Robeson did a story on Barkley's good and bad quotes. Here is what he had to say about one of his bad ones:
"Somebody hits me, I'm going to hit him back. Even if it does look like he hasn't eaten in a couple weeks. I thought he was going to pull a spear on me."
Once again, Barkley displays his ignorance.
Barkley is one of those guys who was born without a filter; he really should think a little more before he speaks.
Barkley has always said what's on his mind, despite what people could end up saying.
While admirable, when quotes like the one above come out, it makes him look a little bit like a fool.
It's certainly embarrassing at times.
There was no way that he wasn't No. 1 on the list
Shawn Bradley was quite the player.
Okay, jokes over, but he really was pretty fun to watch.
He towered over most of the other players, but he proved that being 7'6" wasn't always a good thing.
People continually abused him in the paint because of his thin frame. There also happens to be a top 10 video of people dunking on him
Kudos to Bradley, though. Being No. 1 on this list is impressive and he stands among great company.
So there you have it. It's official and will probably end up being written in stone somewhere.
Shawn Bradley is the most embarrassing player in the history of the Philadelphia 76ers.