How many so called "big acquisitions" come in and you think they are supposed to help your team. But then they come in and you realize that maybe your team is better the way it
Your team probably wasted a bunch of money on some guy who was past his prime and no gas in the tank so to speak.
Let's take a look at some of the blockbuster bombs.
You look at a guy in a suit and you think he is just another kind professional. Then you figure out his name is Sean Avery and you probably would rather shoot him then talk to him.
The Dallas Stars signed Avery to a 15.5 million dollar contract. The Stars thought they needed more Fire on the Ice. But they got too much fire (if you want to call it that) and no production. He only scored three goals before the team parted ways with him.
He even made a remark that got him suspended within hours of the comment.
"I'm just going to say one thing. I'm really happy to be back in Calgary; I love Canada. I just want to comment on how it's become like a common thing in the NHL for guys to fall in love with my sloppy seconds. I don't know what that's about, but enjoy the game tonight".
Not exactly the "fire" you need on or off the ice.
As a Detroit fan I love doing this. Everybody thought that Wallace was going to make them contenders again. But he didn't and that is the reason he is on this list. Yeah I know that the Celtics are up 2-0 in the Eastern conference finals, but Rasheed Wallace is the weak point in this Celtics team and the Celtics have not won yet.
Rasheed Wallace is a blockbuster bomb..........I HAVE SPOKEN!
Mike Hampton was signed for 121 big ones (121 million dollars) and along with Denny Neagle, who was signed for 55 milion, the Rockies were set back for five years. Fortunately for the Rockies, they were able to hand him off to the Braves.
Unfortunately for the Braves, they had to figure out they got the raw end of the deal.
At 37 years of age it currently does not look good for Mike Hampton. But then again.......He's rich so maybe being a 37 year old free agent doesn't seem that bad.
Pedro Martinez played baseball for the Dodgers at one time. He played pretty well for them, and even his brother Ramon Martinez, who was a star for the Dodgers, thought that he was a better pitcher then he was.
But Dodgers management didn't exactly think the same way. As a matter of fact, they thought he was too small to be an effective starting pitcher in the major leagues.
They needed a second baseman and they decided to trade for DeLino Deshields. And that is when Pedros career took off.
In his first season with the Expos, Pedro Martinez became the first Expo to win the Cy young award. He went on to win two more Cy young awards, become an 8x all star, win a tripe crown award, and a world series ring. So a heck of a resume for Pedro Martinez.
In his three years with L.A, DeLino DeShields didn't hit higher then a .256. Now i'm not a baseball expert, but I'm pretty sure that's not real good.
Elton Brand is one of the few players in NBA history to average 20 ppg along 10 rpg for his career. He is the greatest player in Clipper History (which isn't exactly a good history but it's history nonetheless).
In my opinion he could be a hall-of-famer one day, despite what others may think. But right now his stint with the 76ers is not going so well.
He has only averaged 13 points per game and his rebounding (like his scoring) has not been very good, compared to what we know he can do.
With injuries slowing him down and minutes going down a little bit, He has really looked like a big waste of 82 million dollars.
Shaq is not a bad player, he was just a very bad fit. Before this trade the Suns were number one in the West standings. After this trade was made they started to plummet.
Soon they would end up being eliminated in the first round and their head coach Mike D'Antoni left afterwards. The next season the Suns missed the playoffs, and Shaq just wasn't working out well for the team.
This was a really bad trade on the Suns part, but they ended up solving the problem later by trading Shaq to Cleveland.
The Suns ended up going to the Western conference finals, while Cleveland ended up being bounced in the second round.
Kobe Bryant: 25,790 career points
Vlade Divac: 13,398 career points
Kobe Bryant: 12X all star
Vlade Divac: 1X all star
Kobe Bryant: 4 NBA championships
Vlade Divac: 0 NBA championships
See where I'm getting at here?
Vlade Divac is a good player but when you compare him to Kobe it's not even close. The Hornets got a good player.... but in very bad deal. Kobe will go to the hall of fame and be one of the greatest players of all time, but Vlade Divac.......... you can't exactly say the same about.
Definitely not one of Mike Ditka's best trades. In 1999 Mike Ditka traded away all the Saints draft picks for Ricky Williams, including a first and third for the 2000 draft.
Ricky Williams played well for the Saints. But he wasn't what they wanted him to be. Ricky Williams only played three seasons with Saints before getting traded to the Miami Dolphins.
Listen. As a Detroit fan, I hate to do this. But the fact is the A.I for Chauncey trade was one of the worst of all time.
Detroit went from championship contender to lottery team. It probably would of worked out if the trade was made during the offseason and not during the regular season, and if Michael Curry didn't keep changing lineups.
The sad part about it was, It was pretty much the trade that ruined the career of Allen Iverson. Despite scoring 17.4 points, the only team that wanted him in free agency was Memphis.
The dumbest of all trades and it makes me feel real good that the Minnesota Vikings got the raw deal in it.
Herschel Walker is a really good player, but he's no Barry Sanders, Bo Jackson, Walter Payton, or ( wait for it....wait for it....WAIT FOR IT) EMMIT SMITH!
This was not only the dumbest trade but is also the biggest. This trade involved 18 players and a bunch of draft picks.
One of those draft picks the Cowboys got was used on Emmit Smith who was one of the main reasons why the Cowboys won three Superbowl titles. Also he is the NFL's all time leader in rushing yards.
Herschel Walker is not even in the top 10 all time in rushing and the Vikings have yet to win a superbowl.
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