Sure. When you grow an enormous beard that takes up your entire face or when you say something that compels every single one of your Twitter followers and fans to threaten another NBA player's life, you're not trying to get attention.
Not at all.
Most people who live in the limelight enjoy living in the limelight, at least to some degree. There are probably days when they wish they could go to Starbucks without causing a riot, but for the most part, they like being in the spotlight. Why? The attention. It's kind of fun when people care about everything you're doing and saying and preaching.
Professional athletes get a lot of love, especially when their teams are playing well. But as we can see from these 20 guys, that organic attention isn't enough. Sometimes, they have to stir up a little bit extra.