13. Quentin Richardson
Quentin Richardson, who is commonly known as Q-Rich, is another Chicago native that had his shining moments when he turned pro.
It all began in November of 2000 when Richardson made his NBA debut with the Los Angeles Clippers.
Among the notable accolades over time include earning a McDonald’s All-American honor, ranking among the top 20 in three-point fields goals for three seasons and ranking among the top 20 in three-point field goal attempts for two seasons.
As his career statistics show, Richardson was a bit of a threat from behind the arc. His ability to stretch the floor made him valuable to a certain extent wherever he played. One problem to note is how Richardson was riddled quite a bit by injury at various points. Another problem to note is he seemed to bounce from team to team.
Richardson suited up for a number of different teams during the span of his 13-year career. They included the Phoenix Suns, New York Knicks, Orlando Magic and the Miami Heat. Each stop in his journey seemingly provided at least one shot at playing meaningful basketball in the postseason.
Whenever Richardson took to the floor, teams generally knew they could rely on him to provide toughness and fearlessness, which so often characterizes Chicago natives. The problem, however, is that it wouldn’t prove to be enough to maintain his standing in the league. In 2013, Richardson was waived by the Toronto Raptors.
More recently, Richardson’s talents have been displayed in the BIG 3 league. It is there he won a 2018 championship title.
Richardson was born in Chicago. He attended high school at Whitney Young Magnet High School in Chicago and went to college at DePaul University in Chicago.
Richardson has a 0% chance of getting inducted as a player into the Hall of Fame.