21. Eddy Curry: 2001, Pick #3
The Chicago Bulls selected Eddy Curry with the third overall pick in the 2001 NBA Draft after being tantalized with the raw athleticism of the seven-foot-one big man. Unfortunately, the only thing Curry did with that NBA-ready fame is fill it up with as much food as possible, when he wasn’t doing stupid things off the court.
The Bulls traded Curry to the New York Knicks in 2005, and in 2008, head coach Mike D’Antoni basically called him out for being too fat to play in his rotation. He got so heavy that even after losing 30lbs, his personal trainer said it would be “delusional” for him to ever get down to 285lbs, which was the weight his coaches wanted him to play at. By 2012, Curry was out of the league.