7. Isaiah Rider (2000-2001)
Another case of decent numbers masking some awful moments, Isaiah Rider is one of premier cases of how a bad attitude can ruin an NBA career.
The Lakers brought Rider on, and he was the team’s leading scorer off the bench. But Phil Jackson left him off the playoff roster in favor of Devean George and Greg Foster. Why? I’m glad you asked.
During the season Rider missed the team bus for a game in San Antonio and upon showing up late to the game (!!!!) gave Phil Jackson a note saying he didn’t receive his wake-up call. Couple that with a drug suspension and it’s no wonder why the Lakers got rid of him as quickly as possible. Somehow, he got a championship ring.
Here is Rider’s one claim to fame: