When I think of Nowitzki, I think of Dallas Mavericks. When I think of James, I think of Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, Cleveland Cavaliers, in that order. I bet even lots of the Cleveland fans wouldn’t think of James as their favorite Cavalier, as of 2010.
@Trillian Back in 1980, Effingham played close enough (Marion? Carbondale? I don’t remember) that a group of my HS friends and I made the trip (90 minutes or so) to see Blab play. Someone that tall (7’2") is probably much more common these days, but for us, he almost didn’t seem human, towering over every else so prominently. If I recall correctly, Blab was not even the best player on that team.