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Athletes strive to be winners, but sometimes they end up on the losing end. Anyone can handle winning, but how you conduct yourself when things don’t go your way is a true test of character. The athletes on this list found themselves in a losing situation and struggled to handle it well.
Kobe Bryant has matured quite a bit since his NBA career began, but sometimes his competitiveness gets the best of him. That was quite evident when his displeasure with the officiating of a game caused him to launch gay slurs at a referee.
The 49ers and Lions battled to the bitter end in a close-fought game last season. That intensity carried on after the final whistle and into the postgame handshake between head coaches Jim Schwartz and Jim Harbaugh. Coach Schwartz didn’t appreciate Harbaugh’s enthusiasm and it led to a bit of a hissy fit.
Sidney Crosby has been deemed one of the best hockey players in the world. It’s a tough life at the top, however, which has also gained him the ire of opposing fans and teams.
Just like his head coach, Ndamukong Suh can be a bit of a crybaby. He proved that when he decided to stomp on an opposing player.
Nicolas Batum had the honor of representing France in the 2012 Summer Olympics. It’s a shame that he chose to use that opportunity to take cheap shots at this opponents. Not the best behavior for the Olympics.
Tom Brady has not had to apologize for many mistakes in his life. His wife didn’t feel the need to apologize, either. Gisele Bündchen made sure everyone knew that her husband couldn’t do it all.
Tennis refs should be glad that Serena Williams wins as much as she does, because when she loses, their lives could be at stake. Whether threatening to “ram this ball down your throat” or the more to the point, “I’m going to kill you,” Serena is certainly not lacking in enthusiasm.
That’s our list for the sorest losers in sports. Feel like we missed someone? Let us know in the comments below.