20. LATRELL SPREWELL
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A controversial player squeaks into the list. Latrell Sprewell would likely have moved up in this class except for … the moment he lost it and choked PJ Carlesimo on Dec. 1, 1997. “I wasn’t choking P.J. that hard,” Sprewell said on ’60 Minutes.’ “I mean, he could breathe.” The quote still draws gasps. It leaves an indelible stain on a 13-year career that saw the 6-foot-5 shooting guard average 18 ppg.