7. Allen Iverson
Maybe the pound-for-pound toughest and most fearless player in NBA history, Allen Iverson was a relentless and virtually unstoppable scorer for much of his time with the Philadelphia 76ers. But Iverson’s brash personality and “ball-hogging” ways weren’t always conducive to leading a team to the NBA Finals. After famously reconciling with cantankerous head coach Larry Brown during the 2000-2001 season, Iverson took the 76ers to the NBA Finals and even won Game 1 against the heavily-favored Los Angeles Lakers, but LA ended up taking the next four straight. Iverson never made it out of the first round of the playoffs after that.