5. Steve Francis – “Stevie Franchise”
I’ll admit, there was a time when Steve Francis was good at basketball. Great, maybe. Except Francis fell into the all-too-tired “add ‘franchise’ to someone’s name” moniker, and the rest was awful history. Francis’ career flamed out rather quickly, and as most suspected, he never panned out as a true franchise player. Although he did spearhead the combo-guard generation, along with Stephon Marbury, outlining a path for statistical success and confusing the natural order of things.
But Stevie Franchise, as a nickname, is a disaster. I don’t have anything better, but sometimes a guy’s last name just works. It’s not like he’s Olowokandi, or something.