10 Worst Deals In Sporting History
Every single year sees thousands of trades and contract offers take place in all types of professional sports. While these used to be relatively risk free due to the lack of finance involved, the money from television rights and the commercialization of different leagues and competitions now means that every team has to look at every deal carefully. This doesn’t mean though that those in charge can’t make mistakes though. In fact, there have been plenty of harmful and downright silly agreements that have devastated sports teams throughout the world.
The Minnesota Vikings went all out in 1989 when they decided to do everything in their power to get their hands on Herschel Walker, a star running back who had rushed for more than 1,500 yards in the previous season. In exchange, the Dallas Cowboys got eight draft picks from the Vikings and went on to build up a hugely successful team that would win three Super Bowls in the next ten years.
Kobe Bryant is widely regarded by most fans and pundits to be one of the greatest players of all time in the NBA. He has spent his career at the LA Lakers, winning 5 NBA Championships , though he could have ended up at the Charlotte Hornets if they hadn’t traded the 13 overall pick in the draft to the Lakers for Vlade Divac.