2010 represents one of the biggest free agent markets in the history of the NBA. Leading the charge is none other than LeBron James. The rest of the list includes Joe Johnson, Ray Allen, Manu Ginobili, Marcus Camby,Tracey McGrady, Shaquille O’Neal, Brad Miller, Stephen Jackson, Jermaine O’Neal, Mike Miller, Rip Hamilton, Yao Ming, Amare Stoudamire, Dwayne Wade, Chris Bosh, Dirk Nowitzki, Josh Howard, Mike Redd, and Tyson Chandler just to name a few, damn this is going to be a crazy off season. So to play on the free agent market of the past we bring you the 10 worst free agent signing in the past ten years, which I’m sure someone in this 2010 group will join sadly.
Darius Miles had so much potential that many teams were dying to get their hands on him. The thought was “What’s he going to be like in his prime?” Too bad he peaked in his early twenties. The Portland Trail Blazers scooped him up after the 2004 season with a six-year, $48 million deal at the tender age of 22. You know what he did for them? He gave them two half seasons filled with controversy – which included cursing out his coach, challenging him to a fight and violating the league’s substance abuse policy – before suffering a career ending knee injury. The Blazers record during his stint? 47 – 113. Yikes.
Every now and again its nice and also funny to see a star athlete get knocked off of their pedestal. These guys walk around with millions of dollars, acting like the rules dont apply to them and figuring that there will be no backlash. To bad that rappers dont really care who you are, or how much money you have, as long as your name and actions make a good rhyme. Here are some examples of athletes catching the short end of the hip hop stick.
You Like That BRON BRON?
Taking sloppy seconds is one thing, but getting it announced on wax (and on the accompanying music video) is another—especially if you’re a star athlete like Lebron James. On “Popular Demand (Popeyes),” The Clipse andPusha T discusses a Madonna-looking groupie who’s allegedly fucking LeBron…after Pusha already smashed “a long time ago” on a balcony in Miami’s Delano Hotel. Like that Bron-Bron?