5. Gilbert Arenas
Agent Zero was one of the NBA’s most exciting personalities. Charismatic, intelligent and funny, he seemed destined to not only a great NBA career, but possibly headed toward a career afterwards as an analyst. Then, in a matter of days, it all came crashing down. He and teammate Jarvaris Crittenden got into an argument over a card game, and things escalated to the point that they both brought guns to the locker room. As if that wasn’t dumb enough, after it was discovered, Arenas pretended to shoot his teammates with his fingers while in a huddle before a game. Suddenly, Arenas went from being charismatic and intelligent to being idiotic and obnoxious. He was immediately suspended by the NBA for the remainder of the season. The Wizards signed John Wall in the Draft, making Arenas expendable. They then shipped him to Orlando, where the former NBA superstar became a bit player, averaging just over 8 points per game. —Johnny Goodtimes
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