The No. 1 player on this list is one I'm sure you're all familiar with.
At this particular moment, you know him not for anything he did on the court, but something he did off it that decimated both him and the fortunes of his franchise, a franchise that had envisioned him as their starting point guard for the next 10 years.
This player did one of the stupidest things in basketball history, and despite his greatness, will always be remembered for it.
I can't watch him doing analysis on ESPN without my eyeballs turning red with fury. More than any other, this player symbolizes to me what missed potential the Chicago Bulls had in the early part of the previous decade.
And now that I've given you a bunch of clues, it's time to unveil the No. 1 entry on this list.
Jay Williams, PG, Duke, 6'2", 195 lbs.; selected second overall in 2002 NBA Draft by Chicago Bulls.
To watch Jay Williams on my TV screen in a shirt and tie instead of a basketball uniform makes me alternately angry and sad.
Now, of course, I'm happy to have Derrick Rose, and I wouldn't trade him for all the tea in China (unless the Cavs offer LeBron James). But at the time, I thought the Jamal Crawford pick was a bad idea because Williams could handle things.
Until his motorcycle accident which nearly killed him, Williams was a safe bet to be a very good player and lead the Bulls out of the doldrums.
Unfortunately, that didn't happen. Williams is a barely mentioned ghost among Bulls fans. Not because they can't remember him, but because they choose not to and don't want to jinx Derrick. And frankly, I kind of agree.
In the end, Williams cost himself much more than a simple NBA career. He cost himself an opportunity that can never be re-offered.