Some of the most memorable players of the past generation are finding out how ugly life after basketball can be.
Despite posting some of the best careers, highest upside or most production of their time, there are a handful of veterans who will fail to return to the NBA in 2012.
From fan favorites to players with promise who have fallen off the face of the earth, these names might be nostalgic you to see.
Just hold onto the memories, folks, because they aren't coming back.
It's a sad, but true, fact.
While Iverson has been rumored to be a target of the Los Angeles Lakers, the chances that The Answer makes a return to the NBA are slim-to-none.
Despite being one of the greatest scorers of his generation, it appears Iverson's character issues have outweighed any production he could potentially bring a franchise's way.
A sad end to a contemporary legend's career.
In 2008, Alexis Ajinca was a first-round draft pick who many crowned as a reach. Nevertheless, he was expected to help the Charlotte Bobcats reach the playoffs and turn their franchise around.
Just four years later, Alexis Ajinca is out of the NBA and doesn't seem to be close to a return.
His play in France can be attributed to such, but as the offseason rolls around, he's likely to become forgotten by many a general manager.
Arenas has thrown up far too many flags with his character issues, over the years, to warrant any true consideration from a playoff contender.
He's also had his name slandered so badly that the lesser-quality franchises aren't going to see much of an increase in sales upon his arrival.
All in all, Arenas may have played his last game in the NBA—a sad, but possibly true, fact...
Rasheed Wallace has been linked to both the Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat, but neither team ended up signing him. Despite coming out of retirement and garnering interest from fans nationwide, it appears 'Sheed is out of luck.
While Wallace is famously known for being acquired by the Detroit Pistons and leading them to an NBA Championship, he's also known for his wild personality.
Between his age, the technical fouls and the potential off-court issues, no one seems to want to take the risk.
While young, the four-year player from DePaul may be heading to Italy instead of the NBA—a veteran loss that could shock the entire NBA community.
Should Wilson Chandler and the Denver Nuggets fail to reach a deal that he finds reasonable, expect Chandler to spend the rest of the season in Italy. This would be a strange development in a promising player's career.