Today, we see new names in the NBA such as Stephen Curry, Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard, etc. Many of these players joined the NBA after 2006. They are getting the attention of basketball fans today, but what about before 2006? Who was your favorite player? If You Were A 90’s Baby, Here Are Probably Your Favorite Basketball Players Growing Up.
8. Tony Parker – Sun Antonio Spurs (Joined the NBA in 2001 to Present)
Parker has been playing for the Spurs, and won 4 NBA Championships with them. Between the years 2003-2007, Parker got his name known among the basketball fans, for his dribbling skills. Though he has not retired yet, but everyone will tell you that they have known him for years.
7. Hot Sauce “Philip Champion” – Street-Ball Player (AND1)
Hot Sauce was mostly known in Street-Ball. His real name is Philip Champion, also known as “Hot Sauce”. He inspired young basketball fans, with his Crossovers and Street-Ball AND1s. In 2006, he played a role in the movie “Crossover”. Some say that NBA players like Iverson imitated his play in the NBA.
6. LeBron James – Cleveland Cavaliers (Joined the NBA in 2003 to Present)
LeBron is the greatest active player. The Cavaliers’ all-time leading scorer has 3 Championships and 4 MVPs. James has been to seven consecutive NBA Finals, and is the all-time playoff scoring leader.
His public life has been the subject of much scrutiny, and he has been ranked as one of America’s most influential and popular athletes. He has been featured in books, documentaries, and television commercials.