"He's my hero... but he's rotten." -Rodney Mullen
One of the most influential figures in skateboarding's history (although not exactly for his skating), Steve Rocco dominated the industry in the early nineties... not only making or breaking the careers of skaters as he saw fit, million-dollar companies could also be reduced to rubble if he felt like doing so.
For good or bad, he did everything his own way with his trademark razor-ship wit that made his rise to power such a spectacle to watch... and his inevitable downfall all the more dramatic.
So many things that I love in skateboarding (and a few things that I absolutely hate) can be traced back directly to Rocco... needless to say, his presence looms large on this site.