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Top 10 NBA Players Who Didn’t Play College Basketball

Anklesnap May 9, 2011 Blogs 19 Comments

<h5>#10 Jermaine O'Neal</h5>

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Despite an outstanding HS career at Eau Claire HS in South Carolina, O’Neal’s basketball career almost ended before it began after scoring poorly on the SAT’s. But after some mentoring by his HS coach, he straightened out and was chosen as the #17 pick in the '96 NBA Draft. After playing minor minutes off the Portland bench over his first 4 seasons, Jemaine blossomed into a perrenial All Star and elite level shot blocker in Indiana.

Career Stats: 14.2 ppg, 7.5 rebs, 1.9 blk

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  • Me

    Kobe #1, hahahaha…that’s a good one. I won’t even comment on this, because I Know that it isn’t in order.

    • Anonymous

      Who you got? Garnett? Dirk?

      • Cooperarchie Ac

        lebron james is numer one no one else!!!!

        • it is all about d rose

          f that

        • TADa

          LeBron is not clutch and he can easily be shutdown by Paul George. Kobe should be #1 because of his leadership

      • Moi

        Garnett or Dirk?!? Why are you such a LeBron hater?
        No, Bron is #1 and since I’m replying, I’ll help you out some more:
        Moses Malone is #2
        Garnett would be #3
        Dirk #4
        Kobe #5
        Howard 6
        Amare 7
        Kemp 8
        and I’d omit O’Neal and T-Mac and include
        Pau Gasol at #9 (I know he briefly went to college in Spain, but I don’t think he played ball for them)
        and Yao Ming at #10
        There you go.

        • Anonymous

          Good list but you wouldn’t put T-Mac?

          For a long stretch he was one of the greatest NBA scorers the league had ever seen!
          Sent wirelessly from my BlackBerry Torch 9800

        • Miamiin6

          Lol, you forgot to delete your cheesy signature.No, yeah, I’d omit T-Mac. Sure he had a little run there with the Magic when he was dropping 30+ points a game. But he was missing too much, as he always does, and he never really got many wins for his team. If I’m comparing whole careers of other guys, I have to look at T-Macs entire stretch, which isn’t very impressive. Especially when you consider how much he fell off.

    • TADa

      Kobe will always be one of the best players ever. Argue it all you want, but it will never change

  • Anonymous

    lol, Kobe is so full of himself. Overpaid and over rated if you ask me.

    http://www.totally-anon.at.tc

    • dez nuts

      kobe is the best wat have u been on

    • TADa

      Doesn’t mean anything. Kobe is one of the greatest players all time and nothing you can do or say will ever change the facts. So just let it go

  • alex

    kemp over howard?!?!

  • Ismaeeljarad

    Why is this whole website full of Kobe haters?

  • http://twitter.com/jnkmf Jorge Rodriguez

    what about Manu Ginobili?

  • guesta

    I must admit I find it funny that Dirk is rated below T-Mac. The both threw down back in 06 and dirk walked away with 53 t mac 48 and the mavs won the game. Plus Dirk has been to the finals twice and has one ring. In the last ten years how many times has the mavs not gone to the playoffs?  So to be ranked below Dwight Howard? I would put him at number 5.

  • guesta

    I must admit I find it funny that Dirk is rated below T-Mac. The both threw down back in 06 and dirk walked away with 53 t mac 48 and the mavs won the game. Plus Dirk has been to the finals twice and has one ring. In the last ten years how many times has the mavs not gone to the playoffs?  So to be ranked below Dwight Howard? I would put him at number 5.

  • guesta

    I must admit I find it funny that Dirk is rated below T-Mac. The both threw down back in 06 and dirk walked away with 53 t mac 48 and the mavs won the game. Plus Dirk has been to the finals twice and has one ring. In the last ten years how many times has the mavs not gone to the playoffs?  So to be ranked below Dwight Howard? I would put him at number 5.

  • dez nuts

    kobe 1 lebron 3 dwight2 kg 4 and dirk 5 and the restb wat evs f lebron and kemp
    derrick rose is better and so is durrant