This list was much more difficult to compile than one might think. With the literally hundreds of players throughout NBA history who have cried on a regular basis, it's hard to pick a top 10.
Some of the most famous babies in NBA arenas aren't players at all. Plenty of celebrities and non-player personnel alike have made fools of themselves as well.
Here are the top sideline whiners:
One thing you're guaranteed to see on the sidelines of any Knicks home game: film director Spike Lee. Spike isn't just an average fan, either. He makes the average heckler look like a choir boy. In fact, Lee gets in the refs' ears about as much, if not more, than the average coach. Maybe Spike should Do the Right Thing once in a while and just tweet about bad calls like a normal fan.
Jack may have actually set a precedent for Spike Lee. Nicholson's been attending games since the '70s, and he'll probably be courtside until kingdom come. Nicholson definitely gets his money's worth too, often talking to opposing players and refs, and can be seen screaming expletives in slow-motion replay during almost any Lakers home game.
When it comes to non-player babies, Mark Cuban wears the biggest diaper of them all. The Mavericks' owner has to have Dr. Scholl's in at all times for the amount of time he spends on his feet during the game. Granted, Cuban has a little more invested in the team since he's the owner, but it doesn't excuse the behavior he displays when he disagrees with the referees' calls.
The Mavericks' owner hasn't gotten away with all of his tantrums, either. Since Cuban has been the Dallas owner, he's racked up around $1.8 million in fines along with three games' worth of suspension.
I also want to make a special shout-out to renowned NBA "bad boy," Stephen Jackson, who was quoted by the Associated Press (via Yahoo! Sports) last season saying, "I get techs because I want to." Clearly, he's transcended being a baby, Stephen just does what he wants.