Stardom is a fleeting thing in the NBA, and a handful of current free agents can certainly attest to that.
More often than not, a catastrophic injury and/or an endless series of nagging ailments turn a previously outstanding career into a regrettably forgettable one. For all the sympathy directed their way, these guys really just want another chance–and an earnest one at that.
Of course, injury isn't always the culprit.
It was only part of the problem for Gilbert Arenas, and the explanation for whatever happened to Andray Blatche last season still remains unclear.
Suffice it to say, they all have their reasons.
And now, they're all banking on comebacks that will allow them to end their careers with some dignity, even if not with the fanfare that once came so effortlessly.
Here's a look at six former stars who are still looking for jobs. They won't be seeking the kind of contracts that once came their ways.