Year: 2000
Ballers trying to rap is generally never a good idea but this case was particularly terrible. During the 2000 offseason Allen Iverson became "Jewelz" and dropped his single "40 Bars." The track featured derogatory lyrics like "Come to me wit faggot tendencies/You'll be sleepin where the maggots be." Needless to say, commissioner David Stern did not take kindly to such statements and spoke out against Iverson with a number of other gay rights groups. Thankfully Iverson did not release an album and focused on winning MVP honors in the 2001 season instead of spewing hate speech.