Eddy Curry: 6 years, $60 million (2005)
At only 22 years old, center Eddy Curry — one of the building blocks for the Chicago Bulls in the post-Michael Jordan era — was hospitalized with an irregular heartbeat, and doctors wondered whether he had a congenital heart condition. Even after refusing to get tested for this, the New York Knicks not only acquired him via a trade, but then signed him to a $60 million contract over six years.
To say Curry’s tenure in New York was a disaster might be understating it. Between his health issues, constant battles with his weight, and numerous public incidents involving his immaturity, Curry is one of the biggest draft busts in NBA history.