From LeBron James to Charles Barkley, these memorable figures made contributions that changed how the game looks and is played.
The NBA legend and Iowa dad Lin Wang shared a special bond that spanned years.
"I feel good about it," the former NBA great, now a TV analyst, told Jimmy Fallon on "The Tonight Show."
The former star made a cheeky apology for his wayward middle finger.
The NBA analyst tried to rebound with an even more cringy comeback.
The good ones are God-fearing bugs who regularly attend their tiny church.
Awards granted for "Best Non-Apology" and "Handiest Actor."
"This is truly a dream come true," tweeted Brown.
She attempted to put a jazz spin on "The Star-Spangled Banner."
And it looks like nobody got hurt.
"You can't have a white separatist running for office," the NBA legend says.
Charles Barkley, Shaquille O'Neal and Kenny Smith pile on the jokes.
"I have become lazy. Number one, I’m not healthy.”
The Cleveland Cavaliers "don’t even get pushed," Barkley says.