The world of professional sports is highly competitive and usually very emotionally driven. And because of the attention from countless fans and all the money on the line, people operating within that world often find themselves having to perform in the glare of an intense media spotlight.
Most athletes, coaches and owners find themselves in that position at one time or another. Depending on the size of their stage, some have only the occasional brush with the spotlight. There are others, however, who enter it early on and never find their way out—sometimes by design.
The truth is, the spotlight tends to find those who are doing right and those who are doing wrong—great successes, epic failures and other generalized spectacles. And much like public speaking requirements in high school, there are those who never quite get comfortable in front of an audience, while others might cease to exist without one.
You know the type—drama queens. They’re most comfortable when all eyes are on them, and they know how to deliver a show when the time comes. There's no shortage of drama queens in sports—the people who can generate headlines with a side-eyed glance.
Here are some of the biggest and the best.