Sir Charles Barkley, 1992

In an era where star athletes dole out their signatures for money, barely nodding or smiling at the purchaser, Barkley is a throwback. He grins and chats, seeking conversations with the littlest ones in the rear who are too shy to call out his name.

The Master Plan to Change Wilt Chamberlain, 1962

The Warriors were sputtering in their early games, but Chamberlain was ripping up the record book like a barracuda with a can of tuna.