The 8 Most Embarrassing Players in Chicago Bulls History

Mike B.Correspondent IAugust 24, 2012

The 8 Most Embarrassing Players in Chicago Bulls History

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    Throughout their 46-year history, the Chicago Bulls have employed a few players who you could label "embarrassing." This slideshow will spotlight eight of those guys.

    If you're looking for Ron Artest—sorry, Metta World Peace—to be included on the list, you might as well stop reading this. Believe it or not, the Dennis Rodman copycat never really did anything crazy during his two-and-a-half-year tenure in Chicago.

    Marcus Fizer—drafted fourth overall by the Bulls in 2000—is another player who failed to make the list. Sure, the former Iowa State star was a monumental bust, but since his draft class is perhaps the worst in NBA history, we'll go ahead and excuse him.

    Alright, enough talk about who didn't make the list. Let's get to the players who actually did earn a spot.

8. Brad Sellers

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    The Bulls used a lottery pick (ninth overall) back in 1986 to select the 7'0" Sellers.

    Michael Jordan wasn't exactly thrilled with the selection since he wanted the team to take Duke point guard Johnny Dawkins instead.

    With that said, Sellers was going to have to win MJ over with his play on the court.

    Sellers, however, never ended up impressing Jordan or any Bulls fans, putting together an embarrassing three-season career with the team, failing to average double figures in scoring.

    He was dealt to Seattle in 1989 for a future draft pick which turned out to be future Bulls All-Star B.J. Armstrong.    

7. Tyrus Thomas

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    Chicago selected LaMarcus Aldridge second overall in the 2006 NBA draft. 

    The Texas big man wouldn't stay a member of the Bulls for long, though, as he was immediately traded to the Portland Trail Blazers for Tyrus Thomas, who was the fourth overall selection.

    Thomas went on to become a bust, while Aldridge is hands-down one of the best power forwards in the game today. 

    Thomas has to be embarrassed that fans refer to him as the role player who the Bulls traded an All-Star for.

6. Kornel David

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    David makes the list simply due to getting posterized by Tracy McGrady, then with the Toronto Raptors.

    A young T-Mac had a slew of ground-breaking dunks, but this has to be one of his greatest.

    McGrady went coast to coast before jamming it all over David, which forced the Bulls forward to fall to the floor. As he came down from the dunk, he briefly rode on David's back.

    Yes, you guessed it, that's embarrassing. 

5. Jo Jo English

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    Jo Jo English—not to be confused with Hall of Famer Alex English—averaged 3.6 points, 1.1 rebounds and 0.9 assists per game during his three-year Bulls career.

    English isn't known for his stats; He's known for his involvement in a 1994 playoff game fight against the rival New York Knicks.

    In one of the biggest brawls in league history, English was body slammed to the Chicago Stadium floor by New York's Derek Harper.

    When you get thrown like a sack of potatoes on national TV and right in front of commissioner David Stern, you have to be embarrassed.

4. Eddy Curry/Tyson Chandler

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    During the early to mid 2000s, you couldn't speak about Eddy Curry without adding the name Tyson Chandler.

    The two high school bigs arrived in Chicago via the 2001 NBA draft.

    They were supposed to form the league's next "Twin Towers" duo and lead the Bulls to another dynasty. Curry was nicknamed "Baby Shaq," while Chandler was expected to be the next Kevin Garnett.

    Unfortunately, as all Bulls fans know, neither player developed into a larger than life superstar. All they accomplished during their stay in Chicago was making GM Jerry Krause look like an embarrassment for acquiring then.   

3. Dennis Rodman

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    "The Worm" helped Michael Jordan and the Bulls win a title in each of his three seasons with the team.

    Rodman, a Hall of Famer, is one of the greatest defenders in NBA history and quite possibly the best rebounder the game has ever known.

    Since he's obviously an all-time great, what's so embarrassing about him?

    Well, when you wear a wedding dress and marry yourself, that's embarrassing.

    And when you kick a camera man in the groin—ouch—that's pretty embarrassing as well.   

2. Brian Scalabrine

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    You knew there was going to be an appearance from White Mamba. The list just wouldn't be complete without him.

    Scalabrine played two seasons in a Bulls uniform, producing 1.1 points and 0.6 rebounds in a little over four minutes per game.

    Although the red-headed forward rarely received any playing time, he was truly a fantastic cheerleader. Perhaps nobody in league history is a better towel-waiver.

    The Bulls decided not to bring Scalabrine back for next season, which means he won't be the butt of jokes anymore in the Windy City.   

1. Jack Haley

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    Grabbing the No. 1 spot on the list is none other than the great Jack Haley.

    The UCLA alum was a member of the 1995-96 Bulls, arguably the NBA's greatest team of all time. That season, he appeared in a whopping one contest, scoring five points.

    The Bulls basically kept Haley on the roster to serve as a babysitter for the out-of-control Dennis Rodman.

    Imagine someone asking Haley,"What was your role on the legendary '96 Bulls?"

    He replies with, "Oh, my job was to make sure Dennis got home at a decent time every night and brushed his teeth before bedtime."

    Now that would be an embarrassing conversation to say the least.