Blockbuster is also a sports term for a trade that involves star players and/or a large amount of players and draft picks.

Every sport has had its share of blockbuster trades. An example would be the 1989 NFL (American football) trade that sent star running back Herschel Walker from the Dallas Cowboys to the Minnesota Vikings. In return, the Cowboys got 5 players, a draft pick, and six conditional draft picks.

Other sports have had similar types of deals.

Blockbuster trades often drastically alter the makeup of one or more teams and create intense reactions from fans of all teams involved. Afterall, they often involve a team's star player or multiple players for whom a team's supporters are used to cheering.