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Top Six Dinosaur Resembling Players in the NBA

Steven ElonichCorrespondent IJune 19, 2011

Top Six Dinosaur Resembling Players in the NBA

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    ATLANTA - DECEMBER 02:  Chris Bosh #4 of the Toronto Raptors yells to the defense against the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on December 2, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using t
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    After Chris Bosh sparked this thought in his Toronto Raptors playing days, I'm beginning to notice more and more players who look like dinosaurs in the NBA. Of course, Bosh has moved on from the Raptors, but his dinosaur legacy has lived on in the hearts of many.

    Here is a list of the top six players who closely resemble the extinct beasts.

Nene Hilario

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    DENVER, CO - APRIL 23:  Nene #31 of the Denver Nuggets walks off the court following a 97-94 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game Three of the Western Conference Quarterfinals in the 2011 NBA Playoffs at Pepsi Center on April 23, 2011 in Denver, Colo
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    We start off with the dinosaur of the mountains, Nene Hilario. While in Denver, he intimidates anybody unfortunate enough to drive down his lane and is simply known by his first name.

Carlos Boozer

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    CHICAGO - NOVEMBER 01: Carlos Boozer #5 of the Chicago Bulls yells at a referee from the bench during a game against the Portland Trail Blazers at the United Center on November 1, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bulls defeated the Trail Blazers 110-98. NOT
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    Carlos Boozer is the most vocal of the dinosaurs. He is apparently a friendly dinosaur, as he doesn't get physical in the paint and attempts to draw a foul by screaming every offensive possession. He decided to hide in the playoffs, as he can be a shy dinosaur when the spot light is on.

Joel Anthony

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    PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 21: Joel Anthony #50 of the Miami Heat puts up a shot against the Philadelphia 76ers in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2011 NBA Playoffs at Wells Fargo Center on April 21, 2011 in Philadelphia, Penns
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    This man has a large head. Although this is not the only Miami Heat player on this list (you should know who the other is), he makes a case at being the most dinosaur-like. Anthony isn't a big fan of offense, but can defend the paint on the other end of the court.

    Have you seen his head?!

A.J. Burnett

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    NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 08:  A.J. Burnett #34 of the New York Yankees heads back to the dugout after the fourth inning against the Boston Red Sox during their game on June 8, 2011 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Ge
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    Okay, I cheated here. I was watching the Cubs vs. Yankees game with my friends and we all came to the conclusion that A.J. Burnett looks strikingly similar to a raptor. Every time Fox showed a close up of his face, it became more and more apparent. His hair slicked back in sweat and the tattoos definitely added to the infamous look.

Charles Barkley

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 20:  Former NBA player Charles Barkley arrives to the T-Mobile Magenta Carpet at the 2011 NBA All-Star Game on February 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
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    He still counts because he's an analyst. Charles Barkley is by far the funniest of these dinosaurs, despite if it is always intended humor or not. His constant bold remarks are a sigh of relief for NBA fans tired of hearing that every team is great and equal.

Chris Bosh

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    MIAMI, FL - JUNE 12:  Chris Bosh #1 of the Miami Heat reacts in the first half against the Dallas Mavericks in Game Six of the 2011 NBA Finals at American Airlines Arena on June 12, 2011 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agr
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    Why did he not stay with the Raptors? He was so perfect there. When on the bench, he could have doubled as the mascot. Last summer he ruined that match made in heaven by joining the Heat, but him and his dinosaur looks will always be remembered in Toronto.

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