Erick Dampier, to the Indiana Pacers
Career Recap: A classic “looks like Tarzan but plays like Jane” guy, Shaquille O’Neal used to love making fun of Erick Dampier, often referring to him as “Erica Dampier.” In 2004, after averaging a career-high 12.3 points per game (and 12 rebounds per game) with the Golden State Warriors , the Dallas Mavericks acquired Dampier via trade, and then signed him to a ghastly seven-year, $70 million contract.
For the rest of his time in Dallas, the Mavericks came to regret that deal. He averaged less than 10 points and nine rebounds per game throughout his time with the Mavericks.
Where Are They Now: Mississippi State named Dampier to its 2015 Mississippi State Sports Hall of Fame Class. He is also almost certain to be named to the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame when he is eligible. Outside of that news, he’s kept a very low profile since leaving the league, outside of appearing on numerous internet lists of most grossly overpaid NBA players.