Oh! The burden of failed expectations. How easy it is to pile on the highly paid stars when things don't go right. To be the best and most well-paid player on a bad team always leads to speculation that you're not very good to begin with and that the team would probably be better off without you.
Right now in the NBA, the villains-of-the-day are All-Stars Chris Webber and Allen Iverson -- but they certainly don't stand alone in the argument.