This former Bulls and Lakers player was never forecasted to be the next Kobe, but he still just never really did anything too incredible for his teammates. When he started out with the Knicks, he did pretty well for himself, especially considering that the team that year wasn’t all that great, to begin with.
Moving on to the Magic, he spent his time as a backup and averaged just 3.2 points and 2.5 assists in each game he played.
The folks at the Bleacher Report just have zero issues in telling it like it is when it comes to NBA players. Take their 2010 article, in which they call Cook, “truly a horrific basketball player.” Ouch. But hey, if the shoe fits. After his contract was up with the Rockets, he signed on with the Clippers.
Do you know how some of the guys on our list have argued with $21 million and above contracts? Well, not Cook, he seemed perfectly happy with his two-year, $2.3 million stints. As of 2015, Cook was playing for the Japanese National Basketball League.
Dealing with Steve Kerr is like dealing with a bag of Skittles. There’s some good and some bad mixed in, but you never quite know what you’re going to get. Yet you’re sort of willing to chance it because you know there’s a lot of good in there. In 2016, he was fined $25,000 for his on-air criticism of officiating during his interview with KNBR.
After Kerr’s days as a player, he went on to coach for the Warriors. And, throughout his time as a coach, they held the NBA’s worst records, but they were still happy to have Kerr as their coach. He’s also been the first coach in the league’s history to bring his team 67 wins, three seasons in a row.
Rashard Lewis’s attitude definitely isn’t the reason he’s on our list. He’s dealt with some of his own, inner demons throughout his career, as well as some injuries that have prevented him from playing out some games. He was waived by the Mavericks in less than a week after signing after the injury was discovered during a physical.
Those were the end of his days in the NBA. In 2017, he returned to the court to play with the 3 Headed Monsters in the BIG3.
Semih Erden’s name has popped up on a list of the “50 Most Worthless NBA Players of All Time.” And, while “worthless” may be a strong word, it’s true that he wasn’t necessarily the best in the game. Of course, with a center who averages 3.4 points and 2.1 rebounds, that’s sort of obvious, isn’t it? Those aren’t the kind of stats that will get you to put on any “best of” lists.
His NBA career ended in 2011 when he returned to his home in Turkey to play for a Turkish basketball club. As of 2019, he was still playing in Turkey, this time for the Turkish Basketball Super League.