Sacramento Monarchs - Failure Museum

Sacramento Monarchs

The Sacramento Monarchs were one of the WNBA’s eight original franchises and remain the only professional sports teams to win a championship in Sacramento.  During their time in Sacramento, the Monarchs were one of the league’s most successful ...

Joe Barry Carroll - Failure Museum

Joe Barry Carroll

In 1980, the Joe Barry Carroll trade was one the most lopsided trades in NBA history. The Warriors traded two future Hall of Famers, Robert Parish and Kevin McHale, for Joe Barry Carroll. Joe got the nickname "Joe Barely Cares," while the Celtics ...

Buffalo Braves - Failure Museum

Buffalo Braves

The Braves were one of three NBA expansion franchises in the 1970-71 season. However, a series of missteps resulted in the league taking control of the team before it even played a preseason game. In 1978 the team became the San Diego Cli ...

Sam Bowie - Failure Museum

Sam Bowie

In 1984, Portland drafted Sam Bowie ahead of Michael Jordan and Charles Barkley. Portland management was told by Bob Knight, who had just coached Jordan on the Olympic team, that they should draft Jordan no matter what.  They went with their g ...

Red Skins

Sheboygan Red Skins

In 1951, the team failed to secure corporate money or a big enough fan base.  The Bucks became Wisconsin’s NBA team in 1968.

Flint Tropics

Flint Tropics

Will Ferrell’s team in the movie Semi-Pro from 2008; failed to secure a spot in the NBA.