Allan Houston, New York Knicks
Houston successfully scored his Knicks a slot in the 1999 NBA playoffs thanks to an incredible shot that will go down in New York basketball history. As a result, the team rewarded him with a rich six-year contract worth 100 million big ones. Unfortunately after a mere two decent seasons, Houston was sidelined by a knee injury and his once-promising career quickly evaporated. Adding insult to injury (literally), Houston was the NBA's second-highest paid player despite in both 2006 and 2007- despite not playing a single game either season.