No. 4: Ben Gordon
Not many players born in London make it to the NBA; that tends to be the starting place for football careers, not elite basketball ones. Gordon defied the odds, winning a National Championship with the UConn Huskies before the Chicago Bulls drafted him with No. 3 overall pick in the 2004 NBA Draft.
Gordon would have a prolific 11-year career before a failing body accelerated his departure from the league. He played five seasons for the Bulls just prior to their renaissance under Tom Thibodeau, then jogged through some other Eastern Conference squads.
At the very end of his career, Gordon hoped to hang on by signing with the Golden State Warriors in September of 2015. The Warriors were coming off of their first title of the dynasty and looking to reload the final few spots on the roster, and they took a flyer in training camp on Gordon.
He wasn’t able to make the cut, likely losing out to Ian Clark for the final roster spot. He stuck around the G League for a while before finally hanging it up.