Abdur-Rahim has known nothing but losing

In seven seasons in the NBA, Shareef Abdur-Rahim's teams have won only 28.4 percent of their games.

Originally Published: August 13, 2003
By By Terry Brown | NBA Insider
If there is a crack on the basketball court, then chances are Shareef Abdur-Rahim already stepped on it after shattering a mirror in the locker room. Of course, that was before walking under a ladder on his way to the floor while a black cat crossed his path just after hearing that the most talented teammate he's ever had was just traded for a retired point guard.

He could very well be the unluckiest man on the face of the earth to have earned $12.375 million last year.

The all-star power forward for the Atlanta Hawks enters the new season having averaged 20.7 points and 8.3 rebounds in his seven-year NBA career spanning 533 games. For those of you keeping track at home, that's 533 regular-season games, the longest streak of any active player in the league today, without playing a single playoff game.