Despite being paid more in a year than most of us will make in a lifetime, professional athletes tend to exhibit laziness on and off the court.
It's extremely disappointing to see this from these athletes when you consider just how much they're getting paid to play the game that they grew to love. These players are either overweight, prone to mental lapses or subject to playing hard on one end of the floor.
Usually those players are offensive players and not much more. Even players that score 20 points or more could be deemed as lazy if their work ethic is brought into question on the defensive end.
If that player is able to work hard enough to score 20 points against an NBA defense, there shouldn't be any problems with at least attempting to keep up with their defensive assignment.
Instead, some NBA players would prefer to play to their fullest potential on one end and then simply go through the motions on the other end.
These players are just as bad as the ones that have perennial weight problems or go through mental lapses. It's not fair to the teammates when one player is failing to emit their energy to its fullest potential on the defensive end.
So in no order, here are 20 of the laziest players currently in the NBA.