2. Terry Cummings
Donald Sterling, the disgraced former NBA owner, was nearly the sole reason why Terry Cummings left LA before he even arrived.
Nabbed with the number two overall pick in the 1982 NBA Draft, Terry Cummings had several issues with the way Sterling ran the franchise. Ultimately, Cummings attempted to negotiate a two year deal to leave LA as soon as he could.
In his first season, Cummings was the real deal. He easily took home Rookie of the Year after averaging 23.7 points per game to go along with 10.6 rebounds. In year two, it was much of the same as Cummings dropped 22.9 points per game and 9.6 boards a night.
Unfortunately for LA’s fanbase, Cummings was pushed out the door in year three. Although he went on to play in Miluwakee and in San Antonio, Cummings continued to dominate, making two All-Star squads. His career floundered at the end as he reached his mid 30s but in his prime, Cummings was one the best power forwards in the entire league, to bad LA didn’t reap those rewards.