The 25 Worst Foreign Players in NBA History

5. D.J. Mbenga

Stats: 1.8 PPG 1.5 RPG 0.6 BPG
Teams: Mavericks, Warriors, Lakers, Hornets
Career: (2005-2011)
Country: Congo

Mbenga will perhaps be best remembered for getting suspended during the 2006 playoffs for helping Avery Johnson's wife. He and Mark Cuban assisted Johnson's wife to the locker room after she had been the subject of verbal abuse from fans. Despite Mbenga's good deed, the NBA took a hard-line on his actions, citing the infamous Pacers-Pistons brawl as a course for players to never enter the stands. The next season, the Mavs waived him so they could sign—wait for it—Juwan Howard. Nice guys finish last. Literally. It didn't help that he wasn't good at basketball either.

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