4. Hornets Trade Away Kobe Bryant

Dumbass Move By: George Shinn and the Charlotte Hornets
Date: 7/11/1996
It's hard to imagine the Black Mamba in anything but purple and gold but he was a Hornet...if only for a few days. In one of the biggest NBA Draft fails, the Hornets agreed to trade their draft selection to the Lakers before making their pick. Only minutes before the selection, Charlotte was told to pick Bryant. He was selected and only a few days later traded to the Lakers for Vlade Divac and cigarettes. Lots and lots of cigarettes. SMH.