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Power forward, most notably of the Suns and Sonics. Averaged 18.1 points per game over his career. (Add picture)

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Loerke (53)
I used to love that SEGA video game in which Tom Chambers could perform over-the-top dunks, taking flight from all the way behind the three-point stripe. I think that the move just stood out to me because here was this gangly white CGI creation suddenly turning into a moving wall, doing something that the game usually allowed only the black players to do. I wouldn't call him overrated because of that game. Otherwise I would probably have forgotten him and confused him with Rik Smits.

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magellan (179)
This man was a flat out gunner, and I don't mean that in a particularly flattering sense. He shot every time he touched the ball. Malcolm Gladwell wrote a really interesting piece on basketball stereotypes - what it means to "play black" versus "play white" and came up with all kinds of players that broke the stereotypes. The stereotype of the white player is - not very athletic, but a hard working team player who preferred to pass than shoot. Chambers broke this stereotype as he was ultra athletic, but didn't seem to give a damn about winning games, and man did he chuck it.

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twansalem (45)
He shows up in old clips on a fairly regular basis, yet his name doesn't even get mentioned that often. He was definitely an offensive force, which is enough for him to get the five stars, but I think the reason that he doesn't get mentioned in the greatest power forward discussions is because he wasn't a great rebounder. He averaged 6.1 rpg, and to get into the discussion of all time great power forwards, that really needs to be closer to 10 rpg.

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numbah16tdhaha (162)
He quietly put up 20,000 points over his career. No big deal...

UPDATE: I find it odd that he's never included in any of the "greatest power forward" discussions...

UPDATE: Here's my nominee for his best highlight...

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CanadaSucks (51)
The listing of the day. 20K plus points from Chambers? That was one quiet NBA career.

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louiethe20th (80)
Although he was a 4 time All-Star and made the All NBA 2nd team twice, I would agree that he was still highly underrated!

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zuchinibut (45)
Damn...that was a quiet 20,000 points. Right now he is 36th all time in scoring in the NBA, and was obviously higher when he retired. I remember him as a good player, although he was slightly before my time following the NBA, however I didn't know he was that productive.

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