Each season, disappointment infiltrates the NBA and attacks players like an angry virus. The frenzied 82-game schedule limits preparation time. The constant roster turnover hinders team chemistry. The lucrative guaranteed contracts challenge motivation.
But while it's perfectly understandable that some aging players take slow rides on southbound trains, it's also true that others simply fail to measure up -- to the expectations of their team, themselves or their contract.
So isn't it about time they be properly recognized? Here are our All-Disappointment teams, made up of players who haven't done what was expected of them for reasons other than getting old or hurt. Players who are paid extravagantly for previous success and/or are employed by teams that have grand expectations merited added consideration.