PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — While it is not official yet, Jimmy Rollins has reportedly been traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers after 15, yes 15, years in Philadelphia. On Thursday, fans paid tribute to Rollins throughout the day on SportsRadio 94WIP sharing their memories of the Phillies’ great shortstop.

Furthermore, Michael Barkann and Ike Reese on the 94WIP Mike & Ike Show, came up with their top five Philadelphia athletes of the last 25 years, and of course, Rollins made the list.

5. Ryan Howard

PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 26:  Ryan Howard #6 of the Philadelphia Phillies hits a three-run home run  against Andy Sonnanstine #21 of the Tampa Bay Rays during game four of the 2008 MLB World Series on October 26, 2008 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

PHILADELPHIA – OCTOBER 26: Ryan Howard #6 of the Philadelphia Phillies hits a three-run home run against Andy Sonnanstine #21 of the Tampa Bay Rays during game four of the 2008 MLB World Series on October 26, 2008 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Howard has spent 11 years in Philadelphia, playing nine full seasons for the Phillies. Howard, 35, won the NL Rookie of the Year in 2005, the NL MVP in 2006, and of course a World Series title in 2008. He is a two-time NL home run champion and a three-time NL RBI champion.

4. Eric Lindros

25 May 1997: Eric Lindros of the Philadelphia Flyers celebrates with teammate John LeClair after they defeated the New York Rangers 4-2 during the Eastern Conference Playoffs at Corestate Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mandatory Credit: Robert Lab

25 May 1997: Eric Lindros of the Philadelphia Flyers celebrates with teammate John LeClair after they defeated the New York Rangers 4-2 during the Eastern Conference Playoffs at Corestate Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mandatory Credit: Robert Lab

Lindros played eight years with the Flyers. During the 1994-95 season Lindros solidified himself as the best player in hockey, winning the Hart Trophy after scoring 70 points in just 46 games (29 G, 41 A) due to a lockout shortened season.

Lindros led the Flyers to the Stanley Cup Finals in 1997, but his team was swept by the Detroit Red Wings.

3. Jimmy Rollins

PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 29:  Jimmy Rollins #11 of the Philadelphia Phillies celebrates with the World Series Championship trophy after their 4-3 win against the Tampa Bay Rays during the continuation of game five of the 2008 MLB World Series on October 29, 2008 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Pool/Getty Images)

PHILADELPHIA – OCTOBER 29: Jimmy Rollins #11 of the Philadelphia Phillies celebrates with the World Series Championship trophy after their 4-3 win against the Tampa Bay Rays during the continuation of game five of the 2008 MLB World Series on October 29, 2008 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Pool/Getty Images)

Rollins remarkably spent 15 years and 14 full seasons in Philadelphia. Rollins, 36, is a three-time all-star, 2007 NL MVP winner, and 2008 World Series champion.

Rollins is got it all started in 2007 with his unforgettable quote, when he deemed the Phillies the “team to beat.”

2. Brian Dawkins

PHILADELPHIA - JANUARY 23:  Brian Dawkins #20 of the Philadelphia Eagles lifts the George Halas trophy as teammate Terrell Owens #31 smiles after the Eagles won the NFC Championship game 27-10 over the Atlanta Falcons at Lincoln Financial Field on January 23, 2005 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvannia.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

PHILADELPHIA – JANUARY 23: Brian Dawkins #20 of the Philadelphia Eagles lifts the George Halas trophy as teammate Terrell Owens #31 smiles after the Eagles won the NFC Championship game 27-10 over the Atlanta Falcons at Lincoln Financial Field on January 23, 2005 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvannia. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

B-Dawk was the heart and sole of the Eagles defense for 13 seasons. Dawkins, a nine-time Pro Bowler and six-time All Pro safety, led the Eagles to the Super Bowl in 2005, but fell short against the New England Patriots.

His number 20 was retired by the Eagles.

1. Allen Iverson

LOS ANGELES - JUNE 8:  Allen Iverson #3 of the Philadelphia 76ers attempts a layup against Shaquille O'Neal #34 of the Los Angeles Lakers during game two of the 2001 NBA Finals played June 8, 2001 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  Mandatory Copyright Notice:  Copyright 2001 NBAE  (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES – JUNE 8: Allen Iverson #3 of the Philadelphia 76ers attempts a layup against Shaquille O’Neal #34 of the Los Angeles Lakers during game two of the 2001 NBA Finals played June 8, 2001 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2001 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

AI was one of the most electrifying and polarizing athletes in the history of Philadelphia sports. Iverson spent his first ten seasons with the Sixers, highlighted by the team’s 2000-01 NBA Finals appearance.

Throughout his career, “Bubba Chuck” went to 11 all-star games, was a two-time all-star game MVP, three-time all NBA first teamer, four-time NBA scoring champ, three-time NBA steals leader, the 1997 NBA Rookie of the Year, and the 2001 NBA MVP.

Iverson is arguably the most prolific scorer, at his height, in the history of the NBA.

 

 

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