Dan Issel: Career Earnings, Unknown
Former ABA legend Dan Issel played 15 years of professional basketball, and then coached for another four years with the Denver Nuggets. But despite being paid a salary in professional sports for over two decades, Issel found himself having gone broke.
In 2010, it was reported that a bankruptcy court ordered Issel had to have some of his basketball memorabilia auctioned off in order to pay outstanding debts. He reportedly owed $4.5 million in debt owed to at least 34 creditors, including family, friends and a company that trained racehorses.