The Answer, Allen Iverson.
Why is he number one on this list, you may ask?
Well, in a league dominated by big men, AI did it his way all the time and was successful doing it.
He led arguably the worst team ever to appear in an NBA Finals (the '01 Sixers) against the Lakers and actually won a game (cue the Tyron Lue tape).
AI was a cold-blooded scorer who, granted, did not play the best brand of team basketball, but tell me of a more fun player to watch from the mid-90s to the mid-2000s.
AI, who averaged over 26 PPG and over 6 APG for his career, not only embodied a street baller's mentality of "F*ck you, pay me," but also was part of the best ever fit of player and city.
AI seemed as if he was made for Philly, and the love bestowed upon him and love he gave seemed eternally right.
Although he managed only mild success in Denver, it just never seemed right looking at the Answer in another city than Philly.
Unfortunately, with his unwillingness to come off the bench for a contender to have a legit chance at a ring, you get the feeling that AI will sleep OK at night because at the end of the day he did it his way and didn't have to "Answer" to anyone.
Reason for not winning a title: Allen Iverson