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The 10 Most Egotistical Players in NBA History
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When we talk about the biggest egos in NBA history, we should begin by stating the obvious: Virtually all NBA players think highly of themselves. It's a necessary ingredient for success in basketball's premier league.

That said, a few figures stand out among the rest. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, for example, often lobbied publicly for a statue outside of the Staples Center before the Lakers finally granted his wish. It was a much-deserved accolade for the game's all-time leading scorer, but it's also one that will be marred by the lengths Kareem went to get it.

And that's the common thread among the athletes on this list: Their legacies as players have been complicated, and sometimes diminished, by their arrogance.

Here are 10 ballers who think so highly of themselves that their egos will be forever ingrained in our memories.

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