Top 10 Worst People Who Played in the NBAThroughout the long history of basketball, there have been many large characters who draw a lot of attention. Unfortunately, some of these superstars are not the best people off the court. Some are even criminals (e.g., Javaris Crittenton), or those who got away with their crimes (e.g., Karl Malone).
Who among these individuals is the worst?
This PoS impregnated a 12-year-old when he was 20 and never faced any punishment for it. Malone also refused to acknowledge his child's existence, not paying any child support even though he was a rich NBA star and the girl was from a poor family. He is easily the worst person to be in the NBA and it's crazy how the league acts like nothing happened.
WHY NO.1?! Even my dad has a Malone card. And I like this guy, too.
Payne was convicted of rape in 1972 and 1983 for three separate incidents that led to him serving 44 years behind bars.
Rodman is definitely one of the craziest NBA players ever. He has struggled with alcohol since his playing days, being arrested multiple times for DUI and Public Intoxication. He has also been charged for sexual assault, regular assault, domestic abuse, hit-and-run, and battery.
Patterson pleaded guilty in 2001 to the attempted rape of his child's nanny and would be put on the sex offender list because of this. Patterson was also convicted of assault, was arrested for domestic abuse, was arrested for DUI, and refused to pay over $100,000 dollars in Child Support.
On August 19th, 2011, Crittenton fatally shot 22-year-old mother of 4 Jullian Jones, allegedly mistaking her for someone else. He was also a member of the Crips and a cocaine dealer. He would serve 10 years behind bars.
Metta Sandiford-Artest (formerly known as Ron Artest, Metta World Peace) was known as one of the dirtiest players in NBA history, on and off the court. He is most known for the Malice at the Palace incident, in which he assaulted fans during a Pacers vs Pistons game and ended up being suspended for the remainder of the season. Artest was also arrested for a domestic violence incident and was also found guilty of neglecting his Great Dane.
The two-time Slam Dunk Contest champion had been arrested for a domestic abuse incident involving his girlfriend, in which he shoved her so hard into a wall that the wall broke while their 3-year-old daughter was present.
The NBA Legend had a major controversy in 2003 in which he was found to have slept with a 19-year-old hotel worker in Colorado. The woman was under the influence and could not consent to Kobe although the charges were dropped and this incident would largely be forgotten, in spite of the evidence that he did it. He would almost certainly be behind bars if he wasn't a famous NBA star.
Iverson had multiple weapon charges throughout his career, abused drugs, was accused of domestic disturbances, and was kicked out of two casinos for cheating.
Bledsoe was arrested for domestic violence and would be released from the Clippers for it.