7. Charles Barkley, 1993
One of the greatest NBA players to never win a championship, the Chuck Wagon more than made up for that fact with his turn as host on SNL's season 19 premiere. Kind of. Hitting the show just before his second year with the Phoenix Suns – after becoming a star with the Philadelphia 76ers – it was obvious Barkley was enjoying his newfound celebrity, and he had a ball playing around with early Nineties SNLers like Adam Sandler, Chris Farley and David Spade. For proof, check out his monologue – in which he plays a game of one-on-one with everyone's favorite purple dinosaur, Barney – a Smalley sketch that rivals Michael Jordan's or his spoof ad for "Charles Barkley's Big, Tall & Black Men's Store."