Jerome “Big Snacks” James
It would only make sense that a player who was once nicknamed “Big Snacks” would be on this list. He parlayed a hot stretch of play with the Seattle Supersonics during the 2005 NBA Playoffs into a (disastrous) five year, $30 million contract with the New York Knicks. Months after signing the deal, James — surprise, surprise — showed up out of shape to training camp. Issues with his weight plagued him during his entire tenure in New York. In fact, his girth became such an issue that the Knicks even tried to rid themselves of James’ contract by using a medical exemption. But, the NBA ruled that fatness wasn’t exactly a medical situation.