Every single franchise in the National Basketball Association has had that one guy. You know him as the guy with the seemingly superhuman athletic ability, which often gives him the springboard for future stardom. They’re the guys who make you sometimes wonder if they’re the same species as us. And then there are those other guys whom you look at, and see their lack of athleticism, leading you to openly wonder how the heck that guy made it to the NBA in the first place.
This list “celebrates” both individuals. We’ve went and identified the most athletic player, and least athletic player, for every single team in the NBA. Take a look for yourself.
Dominique Wilkins (Most Athletic)
There was a reason that Dominique Wilkins earned the nickname “The Human Highlight Reel.” People consider Wilkins’ athleticism, most often manifested through his combination of explosiveness and extraordinary dunking ability, to be on par with any of the NBA stars of Wilkins’ era. The only thing that prevented him from taking that next step to superstar status was his desire to pad his stats, as opposed to winning games.
Jon Koncak (Least Athletic)
As a lumbering reserve for the Atlanta Hawks between 1985 through 1995, Jon Koncak average 4.6 points per game, despite playing an average of over 21 minutes per game. He was a walking testament to the idea that if a guy was seven feet tall and could run in a straight line for just a few feet, an NBA team would throw money at him. Case in point? Atlanta signed him to a six-year deal worth $13 million.