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Unread 01-12-2013, 06:03 AMJoined Sep 2004 - away - #1
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1.Greg Oden : Considering he was drafted as the 1st pick in 2007 to the Portland Trailblazers, Greg Oden has become a huge bust. The total number of games Oden has played since 2007 is a pathetic 82. Take a quick glance at Odenís injury history since he joined the NBA and youíll see why he has been a waste of talent:

- September 2007: Microfracture surgery to repair his right knee (missed entire 2007-2008 Season)

- 2008: Andrew Bynum landed on his foot causing a minor injury (missed 2 weeks)

- February 2009: Bumped knees with Corey Maggette and chipped his left patella (missed 3 weeks)

- December 2009: Landed on his left leg, bad fracture on his left patella again (Predicted to return for 2010 season)

- November 2010: Microfracture surgery on left knee (missed 2010-2011 season)

- February 2012: Arthroscopic surgery on right knee and then micro-fracture surgery again on his left knee

2. Anthony Randolph : Anthony Randolph was the #14 pick of the 2008 NBA draft, headed for Golden State with crazy athletic ability. He only started 22 games in his first season due to his lack of work ethic. Now he is on his 4th team in only 4 years.

Randolph claims that when he took classes at LSU during the lockout, he was able to focus on schoolwork and that it was ďfun.Ē Clearly Randolph is a head case that doesnít realize his potential.

3. Vince Young : Vince Youngís career climaxed after beating USC in the 2005 BCS National Championship and then went downhill. He was a first-round pick for the Tennessee Titans in 2006. His rookie year was decent, and then he spiraled downward.

In 2008 he was injured in the season opener so he ran away from home and didnít tell anyone. In 2010 he had a scuffle with a manager at a strip club after the manager refused to convert $8000 from Youngís credit card to $1 bills.

After that, his bad attitude led to a falling out with Coach Jeff Fisher and Young was released in 2011. He signed a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles and didnít do too well; he then had a short-lived 3 months with the Buffalo Bills in 2012. Now Young is broke and looking for work after spending his $26 million salary in less than 6 years.

4. Jermichael Finley : Jermichael Finley has the talent but canít seem to put it all together. He was a late 3rd round pick in 2008 for the Green Bay Packers, but was expected to have decent talent. Since then, Finley has had some of the most unreliable hands in the NFL; heís a hit-or-miss type of player.

His unpredictable actions make it seem as if him and Aaron Rodgers have no chemistry when it comes to football. Letís just say that heís not the player you want on your fantasy team.

5. Matt Bush : Matt Bush was a former 1st pick shortstop in the MLB Amateur draft of 2004 but has gone through a few too many legal issues since then. Before being drafted in 2004, he found himself with multiple charges in Arizona after f!ghting with security at a bar.

Then in 2009, Bush was allegedly involved in a drunken a.ssault in San Diego. He was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays but released a few weeks later for breaking zero-tolerance policies.

In March 2012, Bush was arrested in Florida and charged with 2 counts of DUI with property damage, one count of DUI with serious bodily injury, driving on a suspended license and 2 counts of leaving the scene of an accident. Bush now remains in jail and is a suspect for another hit-and-run accident that occurred earlier that day.

6. Tyrann Mathieu : Former LSU defensive back Tyrann Mathieu (aka Honey Badger) was an outstanding athlete and a 2011 Heisman Trophy Finalist. But this summer, he failed multiple drug tests and was released from the team. He is also suspected of breaking NCAA rules after promoting a Night Club when he was still on the team.

Mathieu stayed enrolled at the school in hopes of rejoining the team next season and went through a few weeks of rehab. But wait, he just got arrested with marijuana just a few days ago. He can pretty much say goodbye to his career as a Tiger and is going to have to hope for a decent spot in the NFL Draft next year.

7. Jamarcus Russell : Now considered to the one of the biggest draft busts in NFL history, Jamarcus Russell was picked 1st by the Oakland Raiders in 2007. He signed a 6-year contract of up to $68 million ($31.5 guaranteed) but was cut in May of 2010 due to lack of work ethic.

He was arrested in July of 2010 for possession of Codeine and admitted to testing positive right after he was drafted in 2007 as well. He tried out for the Miami Dolphins and Washington Redskins in November 2010 but failed to be signed by either team. In 2011, Russellís life coach, John Lucas quit due to Russellís lack of motivation

8 . Tyrus Thomas : Tyrus Thomas was picked 4th in the 2006 NBA draft to the Portland Trailblazers but was immediately traded to the Chicago Bulls for Lemarcus Aldridge (huge mistake by the Bulls there). Thomas had a lot of potential at one point in time.

However, Thomas found himself with a bad attitude and un-coachable so he sat some time on he bench. He had some top 10 plays, but that was literally all he did, so the Bulls traded him to the Charlotte Bobcats. Now all he does is make mistakes on the court and get in f!ghts with the coach in the locker room.

9 . Philip Rivers : Philip Rivers has been with the San Diego Chargers since he was the #4 NFL Draft pick in 2004. But Rivers is now on the decline. Somehow, the quarterback always finds a way to make his team lose.

He can have a strong lead going into the second half but then decides he wants to repeatedly throw to the wrong team. This has happened more than once already this season; sorry Rivers, your time to shine is officially over.

10 . Grady Sizemore : Grady Sizemore first debuted with the Cleveland Indians in 2004 and had a decent amount of success. He was a 3x All-Star and 2x Gold Glove Award winner between 2006-2008.

But after that, his career went downhill and he hasnít played a full season since 2008. Somehow Sizemore has managed to have 6 surgeries since 2009: left elbow, right and left knees, two sports hernias and back surgery. In 2009 he also had some nearly nud3 pictures leak on the web. He's just another player with poor luck and prone to injury.

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I've always thought Vince young was trash, even in his days at Texas

Great athlete, terrible qb
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Originally Posted by Aleandroid
I've always thought Vince young was trash, even in his days at Texas

Great athlete, terrible qb
Low I.Q doesn't help either
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No doubt Oden would be one of (if not THE) best big men in the league if his knees werent made of drywall
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Originally Posted by P Griff
No doubt Oden would be one of (if not THE) best big men in the league if his knees werent made of drywall
Hope he can come off the bench next year in a small capacity
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Jamarcus Russell...
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Originally Posted by ballergenetics
Jamarcus Russell...
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Originally Posted by d2921
Low I.Q doesn't help either
Honestly I think after Mcnair died, Vince died...
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Vince Young didn't have the support of the coach. It always seemed like he was waiting for Young to fail so he could put wack a.ss Kerry Collins in, even after Young saved his job.
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No Michael Beasley?
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and people wonder why blacks always thinks things are related to race in some way
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how is Vince Young a waste of talent isn't he like 31-20 or something like that...for a bottom line sport like football he is definitely treated unfairly
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I have been calling Phillip Rivers an underachiever and not elite for years...finally good to see other people are noticing it
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I was expecting to see Dion Waiters on this list.

@ Grady Sizemore
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No way does Rivers belong on that list, whoever put him on there is just hating hard.
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Originally Posted by Akira Son Bio
I was expecting to see Dion Waiters on this list.

@ Grady Sizemore
how is he a waste of talent in his 1st year
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