20. Wang Zhizhi
Brave seven-foot pioneers ought to muster up more than two boards per game.
YEARS PLAYED: 2000-05
TEAMS: Mavericks, Clippers, Heat
POSITION: C, 7’0”, 255lbs
STATS: 4.4PTS, 1.7REB, 0.3AST in 9.2MIN
APPROXIMATE # OF BATTLES FOUGHT FOR THE PEOPLE’S LIBERATION ARMY: 0
10. Vinny Del Negro
VINNY DEL NEGRO
Changed his name from Tony Del Pasta to avoid sounding too Italian, but to no avail. Also, “del negro” translated means “the black” or “of black,” a thousand and four percent accurate.
YEARS PLAYED: 1988-2002
TEAMS: Kings, Spurs, Bucks, Warriors, Suns
POSITION: G, 6’4”, 185lbs
STATS: 9.1PTS, 2.3REB, 3.2AST in 24.9MIN
ESTIMATED NUMBER OF LOUD, AFFECTIONATE FAMILY MEMBERS: 31