"I've missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed." -- Michael Jordan, gold medalist in basketball in 1992 and 1984
The Sonics' last Finals appearance was in '96 when Gary Payton led Seattle against Chicago. (Getty Images)
Wilt Chamberlain's 100 point game: Have sports fans forgotten. Chamberlain played for the Philadelphia Warriors (his home town). His rookie season would be like no other, averaging 37 pts and 27 rebounds, forming an epic rivarly with Boston Celtic's Bill Russell.