Nate "The Great." His nickname says it all. Although he mostly played center, Nate played the power forward position his rookie season, while Chamberlain was still the big man on campus. He was praised by opposing big men Bob Pettit, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Wilt Chamberlain. Wilt was reported to have said that Thurmond would be an all-star starting center, which he was immediately after Wilt's departure from the Warriors.
The greatest Warrior to never win a championship (and that's a large group), Nate was an all-star in the era of Wilt, and this was probably his curse. If Nate and Wilt didn't exist in the same era, Nate would be, well, just as "great" as Wilt. Nate averaged over 20 points a game for five of his seasons with the Warriors. He is second only to Wilt in rebounds for an NBA Finals series. Nate had 160 in the '67 finals against Wilt, though Chamberlain pulled down 171 during their series. Nate is also ranked fifth all time in total career rebounds.
A proven double-double machine, "The Great" became the first player in NBA history to officially record a quadruple-double after being traded to the Bulls. Nate was traded to the Bulls just before the '74-'75 Warriors' championship season, which some say would have been repeated if Thurmond had stayed.