Just because you have a lot of money doesn't mean you have to spend it. For the 25 athletes that made this list, that saying went in one ear and out the other. After all, why would you buy an alligator if you live in the desert. Come to think of it, why would you buy an alligator at all? Or a Tiger? Or a 54,000 square foot home? Or a...well you get the picture.

Take a look at a young Mike Tyson with his baby tiger cub "Kitty" (pictured). Would you consider that a smart purchase? Although it did land him a role in the Hangover, Tyson has to pay $5000 a month just to take care of it.

Complex.com has compiled the incredible list of the 25 dumbest athlete purchases of all time. Click here to enjoy it.