Honorable Mention: Kareem Abdul Jabbar
The Trade: In 1975 the Milwaukee Bucks traded star center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to the LA Lakers in exchange for Elmore Smith, Brian Winters, David Meyers and Junior Bridgeman.
Why It Sucked: Kareem went on to win 5 NBA Championships with the Lakers. Many consider him to be the greatest center of all-time. The Bucks…Well they haven’t even made the finals since the trade.
The only reason this trade does not make the list is because Kareem forced his way out of Milwaukee. Having grown up in New York City and played college ball in Los Angeles, he wanted to live in a big city.