Player: Charles Barkley
Birth City: Leeds
Teams: 76ers, Suns, Rockets
Stats: 22.1 points, 11.7 rebounds, 3.9 assists
Accolades: Hall of Fame, 1992-93 NBA MVP, 11-time All-NBA, 11-time All-Star
Why him? The Round Mound of Rebound was one of the best power forwards the NBA has seen, and has become one of the most popular TV analysts around. Not bad for a kid from Leeds.
Runners-up: Jeff Malone, Chuck Person, DeMarcus Cousins