The Golden State Warriors may be one of the most poorly managed franchises over the past thirty-five years. They have had some talent that flourished, but they also have had a lot of talent that didn’t live up to expectations.
Besides the heyday of Run TMC and the championship season of 1974-75, there have been more years to forget than to remember.
As time progresses and nostalgia sets in, certain Warrior legacies have grown, especially those of players who were expected to turn the franchise around.
Being truly overrated takes a special skill set: The player needs to have high expectations but also the ability to significantly disappoint the fan base on a nightly basis.
The first name that came to my mind was Tom Gugliotta, but he was a small consolation prize for the disaster of the Chris Webber-Don Nelson blowup and was quickly flipped for Donyell Marshall.
Other candidates that missed the list were centers Chris Washburn and Erick Dampier and forwards Brandan Wright and Tellis Frank.
Since they didn’t make the list, let’s take a closer look at those who did.