NBA veterans generally know what winning feels like.
After they've been around the block a few times, they've typically managed to experience the thrill of victory and its stark contrast against the bitter taste of defeat. The knowledge makes being stuck in a bad situation all the more painful.
Young players can deal with losing, simply because they don't know any better. It's all the more painful for veterans.
Unfortunately, there are a few guys with plenty of seasons under their belts who aren't just losing; they're stuck in the worst situations of their careers.
That said, we're not just talking about any veteran. To qualify for featured placement in this article, a player must have at least five seasons of NBA experience and still either be playing at a star level or enjoying recognition as a household name.
You don't want your favorite player to be one of these guys.
Note: All stats, unless otherwise indicated, are from Basketball-Reference and are current as of Feb. 27.