The NBA's biggest whiners get coaches fired, undermine their teammates and generally do more harm than good to their organizations. Unfortunately, those side effects haven't prevented some of the league's biggest names from griping to anyone who will listen.
Kobe Bryant whines to the media because he's trying to kick start a struggling team, while DeMarcus Cousins complains to officials because, well, he's immature.
There's clearly a hierarchy in terms of the propriety of whining in the NBA, but one thing's going to be consistent with every one of the players we're about to call out for complaining: They would all be better served if they just took a look in the mirror instead of placing blame elsewhere.
Just like your parents always said, nobody likes a complainer. That's why we're setting these NBA whiners straight.