The seven-foot ‘Candy Man’ could also land on the list of biggest busts after he flopped as the first pick of the 1998 NBA Draft. His lack of production on the court was quite calm compared to an incident he was arrested for in 2001, however.
The story went that Olowokandi came home with a female ‘friend’ to the ire of his then-partner, Suzanne Ketcham. When she confronted him about his alleged transgression, Olowokandi hit her, took her jewelry, and procured all relevant surveillance videos of the incident for his own safekeeping.
He was arrested for three serious felonies of robbery, false imprisonment, and cohabitant abuse. Able to pay a high-priced lawyer, Olowokandi eventually saw his charges reduced. He still deserves a spot on the list of the NBA’s most disgusting criminals.