7 NBA Players Looking to Rehab Damaged Images in 2012-2013

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7 NBA Players Looking to Rehab Damaged Images in 2012-2013
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Every professional sports league has its share of players who make fans shake their heads with disgust. Whether it's trouble with the law, boorish behavior or underachieving performances, fans have been disappointed too many times.

Fans of the National Basketball Association often toss around a phrase that describes their feelings about player antics: Inmates are running the asylum.

The NBA has become a league in which many players are given too much control. Superstar players sign franchise crippling deals, earn millions in endorsements and become social media mavens.

In effect, they become more powerful than the teams that employ them. Players let that power go to their heads and teams can't afford not to put up with it. They have too much invested.

As a result players are allowed to do and say whatever they want, and still get paid. They might get paid, but their beloved image takes a major hit along the way.

Here are seven NBA players that, for different reasons, need a serious image rehab.

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