25. Allen Iverson
Allen Iverson is the beneficiary of one epic year in 2001 when everything bounced right. He won the MVP scoring 31 points a game with no teammate above 12 ppg., took his team to the Finals, and was the only team to take a game off the Lakers in the playoffs with his iconic Tyronn Lue step over.
But that was his only Conference Finals, and despite all the scoring from The Answer, Iverson’s teams were consistently bottom 10 in offense. Iverson was very inefficient with 42% field goals, 31% threes, and 52% true shooting and never adjusted his game to the modern ways.
Achievements: 1x MVP, 7x All NBA, 11x All Star
24. Manu Ginobili
The surface level numbers will always underrate Manu Ginobili. He never scored 20 points a game for a season and came off the bench much of his career, and he somehow only ever won one Sixth Man of the Year award when we should honestly probably name the award after him. Ginobili may have been a sixth man, but he was one of a kind on the court. He was the modern heir to James Harden, bringing the Euro step to the NBA with a unique ability to get to the rim and finish from almost any angle.
Manu won four titles with the Spurs and was probably the second best player on two of them. He was a bench player in name only, and they’d already have a Ginobili statue outside the stadium if he’d played in New York or Los Angeles.
Achievements: 4x champion, 2x All NBA, 2x All Star