Ed O’Bannon (UCLA)
Before he became known as “the guy who is suing the NCAA” — Ed O’Bannon was one heck of a basketball player. In the 1995 NCAA title game, O’Bannon lead the Bruins past the Arkansas Razorbacks with a staggering stat line of 30 points and 17 rebounds. After graduation, O’Bannon was inducted into the UCLA Hall of Fame and the University retired his No. 31 jersey… But life as an NBA player wasn’t nearly as fun for the 6-foot-9 power forward from Los Angeles.
In two NBA seasons, O’Bannon averaged just 5 ppg and 2.5 rpg. After his short lived NBA career, O’Bannon played in multiple international leagues for another eight years, before eventually settling in as a car salesman in Nevada.