The 50 Most Spectacular Busts in Sports History

By (Featured Columnist) on January 22, 2014

233k reads

99Icon_comment

The 50 Most Spectacular Busts in Sports History

« Prev
1 of 52
Next »
Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse the slideshow
The 50 Most Spectacular Busts in Sports History
Jeff Gross/Getty Images

I'm not going to beat around the bush here—sports has seen its fair share of draft busts.

Whether it was a guy who was touted as the "next big thing," or was a high draft pick and fell flat on his face, fans are promised big things but often find bigger disappointment.

How can a guy be measured as the worst of all time, though?

I broke it down quite simply:

- How high was he drafted?

- Just how crappy was he?

- Was his crappiness due to something out of his control—like an injury—or was he just lacking talent?

- Did he have legal issues that derailed his career?

Using that simple formula, I was able to determine the most spectacular busts in sports history. Apologies if any of your favorite teams were the ones who drafted these guys.

Begin Slideshow »
Default-user-icon-comment
or to post a comment

99 Comments

There are no comments yet. Get the conversation started by leaving the first comment
Big
Loading comments...
just now posted just now
  • Loading...
  • Nobody has liked this comment yet
Cancel

This comment and all replies have been deleted This comment has been deleted Undo delete

Follow B/R on Facebook

Subscribe Now

We will never share your email address

Thanks for signing up.