Once upon a time, some people thought Jonathan Hargett could be the first point guard to jump directly from high school to the NBA. The Virginia native was that good and even drew comparisons to Allen Iverson. He played alongside Amare Stoudemire, balled with Carmelo Anthony, and went to a school that was later attended by Kevin Durant. But, these days, he's 30 and just trying to figure out what he's going to do with his life once he gets out of jail.

So, how'd he blow his big chance at fame and fortune? The New York Times just tracked him down to find out and uncovered one of the saddest basketball tragedies you'll ever read.

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[via NYT]