14. Nets Trade Dr. J For $3 Million
Dumbass Move By: Roy Boe
New York has been strong arming Jersey for the longest. Sports is no exception. When the NBA and ABA had their merger in 1976, the Nets had to pay a number of fees, one of the biggest being $4.8 million to the Knicks for "invading their NBA territory." Nets owner Roy Boe had already promised Julius Erving a raise in salary but steep fines prevented the team from being able to do so and as a result Dr. J refused to play. The Nets offered Erving to the Knicks in exchange for waving the fee but they refused (FAIL!). Shortly afterward the Sixers offered $3 million for Erving and the Nets had no choice but to take the deal to relieve some financial strain. Soundtrack, please!