9. Michael Jordan
There was simply no need for M.J. to join the Washington Wizards. He was already super-rich and his legacy speaks for itself. Meanwhile, Jordan and the Chicago Bulls go hand-in-hand. While you can admire the fact that he loved the sport enough to stick around a bit longer to play with a rubbish franchise, there isn’t much to say about his time there.
Sure, he still averaged over 20 points per season during his two years in the capital but he didn’t look like the old M.J. That’s because he was now old. He never was going to perform to the same level as before but fans always have unrealistic expectations. Did he play too long? While the long-term physical consequences on his body definitely weren’t the same as football players or boxers, it didn’t enhance his legacy anyway.