19. "The Stepien Rule"

Dumbass Move By: Ted Stepien
: 1980-1983
When you have a bone-headed rule actually named after you, it's not a good sign for any general manager. Cleveland Cavaliers GM Ted Stepien became infamous for trading away his team's first-round pick in consecutive years for mediocre talent which is why the team went 66-180 during his tenure. As a result "The Stepien Rule" was enacted, preventing teams from trading first-round picks for consecutive years. The lowlight of Stepien's tenure came when he traded first round picks and as a result passed on a chance at getting James Worthy. See, Cavs fan were taking major Ls way before Bron Bron dipped out.