Embarrassing Chapters in NBA History

Guess these players, teams, or events that the NBA or some teams would probably rather forget.
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Last updated: May 22, 2021
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This player became the first black head coach in NBA history in 1966, 17 years after the first NBA season
Bill Russell
This team won 73 games in the regular season, a record, but lost the Finals after leading 3-1 in the series
Golden State Warriors
These 2 players are suspended for bringing guns into the locker room
Gilbert Arenas & Javaris Crittenton
This General Manager is at the head of the "Trust the Process" tanking leading to Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons' draft
Sam Hinkie
This team ended the 2011-12 season with 7 wins and 59 losses (0.106), worst record in the NBA history
Charlotte Bobcats
This team is relocated to Oklahoma City, letting the fans without any NBA team to support
Seattle SuperSonics
This 4-time All-Star is banned for life after three violations of the league's drug policy
Micheal Ray Richardson
This rule is established after the Cavaliers' owner traded all his consecutive 1st round draft picks to other teams leading his team to be one of the worst in the NBA history
Ted Stepien Rule
This player retired in 1971 with the Lakers and without a ring. Then, the Lakers started a 33-win run and won the title without him.
Elgin Baylor
This player joined Kobe, Shaq and Gary Payton with the Lakers to win a title for his last season, after 18 seasons playing for the Jazz. They will lose in the Finals against the Pistons
Karl Malone
This team lost the Game 6 of the 2002 Western Conf. Finals with huge doubts about the referee's integrity
Sacramento Kings
This player retired in 1993 at the age of 30 while being the best player in the league
Michael Jordan
In 2014, Adam Silver banned for life this Clippers owner after he made racist remarks
Donald Sterling
This altercation happened in 2004 between the Pacers, the Pistons and the spectators leading to 9 players being suspended.
Malice at the Palace
The trade of this Hornets' player to the Lakers is blocked because of other owners protest
Chris Paul
Two days after being selected by the Celtics, this player died because of a cocaine overdose
Len Bias
This player is banned by the NBA because of the 1961 college basketball gambling scandal, despite never being indicted
Connie Hawkins
This player is selected 2nd in the 1984 NBA Draft, in front of Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley or John Stockton
Sam Bowie
Without the shot-clock, this team beat the Lakers 19-18 while holding the ball without doing anything most of the time
Fort Wayne Pistons
This player is selected #1 in the 1985 Draft after the "fate" of the first lottery gave the #1 pick to the Knicks, providing a lot of speculation.
Patrick Ewing
This team made a back-to-back title after ending the regular season at the 6th seed and never having the home-court advantage during the playoffs
Houston Rockets
This NBA season is the shortest ever after a 7-month lockout
1998-99
After ending the regular season as the best team and including the season's MVP, this team lost toward the 8th seed "We Believe" Warriors
Dallas Mavericks
This Pistons' All-Star is banned for his implication in the 1961 college basketball gambling scandal and will spend 7 years in jail. He is known as one of the biggest gangsters in the NBA history
Jack Molinas
This player is suspended for 68 games after he chocked is coach, P. J. Carlesimo
Latrell Sprewell
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May 22, 2021
Just to give you some context on the 1985 Draft Scam, the NBA was having branding issues at the time, and they needed to make sure Ewing(one of the best prospects of all time), went to a big market team. The person who put the envelopes in was indirectly owning the New York Knicks at the time. He suspiciously bangs the Knicks Envelope on an axle spinning the Lottery Ball, which creates a bend that could be seen from TV view. David Stern also was rotating his head while the Ball was spinning, as if he was tracking one envelope, and then, when he draws the envelope, he grabs two(The Knicks envelope was underneath one), and he makes a weird motion with his hand that flips away the first one, and draws the Knicks one. I think this is pretty easy to believe.