Playing in the National Basketball Association is a dream that nearly all youngsters have prayed for ever since they held a ball for the first time. Sadly, most children should start thinking of other careers as the NBA is filled with magnificent talent and only the best of the best of the best are welcome. Basketball is a sport that has been around for roughly 125 years and it has continued to get more popular by the day ever since Dr. James Naismith had blessed humankind with this great game.
Besides making millions of dollars to compete on the grand stage of the NBA, living the life as a professional basketball player may seem like it's all sunshine and rainbows, but it often gets difficult dealing with all the paparazzi and cameras. Most NBA players are often caught up with tons of drama and excitement on and off the court, which in many cases will bring out mortifying moments and pictures that these players wish the world would forget. These instances where athletes were caught off guard allow the media to take the upper hand for our pleasure and entertainment. Here are the top 10 embarrassing photos that NBA players wish you would forget.
10 Dirk Nowitzki
9 Russell Westbrook
8 Chris Bosh
7 Yao Ming
6 Mike Dunleavy Jr.
Mike Dunleavy Jr. is a 6’9” NBA player who currently plays for the Chicago Bulls. Mike has been doing just fine as he played on Duke’s national championship team and scored a team-high 21 points in the title game. In November of 2005, the Golden State Warriors signed Dunleavy Jr. to a 5-year, $44 million contract extension. Mike’s father, Mike Dunleavy Sr. who also played in the NBA, should be very proud of his son, but he must have been very disturbed when he first saw this photo just like the rest of the world.
5 Steve Nash
4 LeBron James
3 Gheorghe Muresan
Gheorghe Muresan is a retired Romanian basketball player who was drafted in 1993 in the second round. Muresan stands at 7’7” and is tied with Manute Bol as the tallest player in NBA history. We already know Gheorghe wasn’t a supermodel but he sure does not look any better with tissues clogged up his nose.
2 Michael Jordan
1 Dennis Rodman
Number one… Dennis Rodman. This isn’t the first time that Rodman has found himself under the spotlight. We have seen Dennis Rodman doing insane things in the past, from getting naked to protest fur to becoming best friends with the supreme leader of North Korea. In this photo, Rodman had announced that he was officially bisexual. Not only was this momentous news, but Dennis had even made the executive decision that he was going to marry himself. It was later disclosed that Rodman was presented with $10 million from the designer of the dress to model it. It may have been worth the cash, but it sure is one embarrassing picture that the world will never forget.