NBA Power Rankings: Stephon Marbury and the 25 Worst Teammates in League History

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NBA Power Rankings: Stephon Marbury and the 25 Worst Teammates in League History
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In a sport like basketball, one rotten apple can easily spoil the bunch.

It's a team sport that usually needs all of its key players working on all cylinders for a specific roster to build some chemistry and cohesion for it to work.

Any championship team will tell you that it needed the entirety of its roster for it to achieve that level. Every player on that roster needs to set their egos aside for the sole purpose of obtaining the goal that every team comes together for.

However, sometimes an organization will make the wrong move when signing a player. A few players in this league would rather play as individuals than as a team and they could run an entire franchise into the ground with their on and off the court antics.

At times, the player can even be amazing and could win championships, but still be a horrible teammate to play alongside of.

Over the years, we have witnessed some of the most ridiculous antics by a few NBA players that decided their personal success was worth more than the teams. Even the most elite of players have their downfalls and faults and it can relate to being a bad teammate.

If you have a player that just can't co-exist on good terms with other players, it can result in years of mediocrity and obscurity for that team, especially if he means a lot to that franchise.

This article is dedicated to those players that have aggravated and frustrated the organizations, players, and fans. There have been plenty of players that have brought down a franchise, but we were able to narrow it down to 25 of the worst teammates in NBA history.

No matter how many wins or championships they secured, they can still be regarded as the guy that no one wants to play with.

You can follow John Friel on twitter @JohnFtheheatgod

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