Big Games, Bigger Heads: The Five Biggest Egos In The NBA
This is a list of players with the most irritating, repulsive and down right sickening attitudes in the league.
Who cares if they're amazing, or were back in the day, or even if they are "ahem" MVP?
If they abused, boasted or shunned the press, they may be on this list.
I included an honorable mention section for the guys that I just don't think are good enough for the top five.
5. Stephon Marbury
Oh yeah, that guy who was kinda good once..
Really, does anyone think he is worth the $20 million contract he signed?
No hands? Case closed.
4. Paul Pierce/Kevin Garnett
The fact that these guys are on the same team sort of allows me to bundle them together, not that their egos would like it.
Pierce claiming he is "the greatest basketball player on the planet," created a place for himself on this list.
A talented small forward, albeit entering his twilight years, Pierce has no right to declare something so outlandish and quite frankly preposterous.
As for Garnett, he drove many fans and onlookers alike "barking" mad with his arrogant and sickening antics a few years ago.
Getting down on all fours to abuse an opponent isn't exactly sportsmanship.
3. LeBron James
Some people might say it comes with the territory.
Not by a long shot.
As the leagues MVP, he is officially the best player in the league, unofficially however the title is largely debated. James' swagger is as disgusting as his cocky smile.
The whole "Nike Tape" fiasco annoyed many NBA fans. Was it a good dunk? Yes. Was it worth the hype? Not even close.
In addition, his episode of shunning of the press after being eliminated by the Magic in this year's playoffs sickened those who weren't already turned off.
Great player, massive ego.
2. Allen Iverson
Armed with what was once the quickest crossover on earth—one that clowned Michael Jordan (yes, I said it)—and a once unrivaled scoring mentality, Allen Iverson still thinks he is the best.
Constantly complaining about never winning a championship, and nearing the point of no return, it really is now or never for this pint-sized ex-MVP.
Perhaps if he was willing to join a contender, and make a positive contribution off the bench...
Oops! I hope he didn't hear me say the "B" word!
1. Kobe Bryant
He's an amazing player. A sweet shooting stroke, accompanied with a deft defensive prowess makes him one of the greatest players in the game.
After winning his fourth NBA title, I am positive that we will never hear the end of it.
Maybe it was adrenaline, perhaps it was happiness; but whatever compelled Bryant to boast and big himself up after winning Finals MVP this year did not exactly help his already tarnished reputation.
Having made a name for himself for his infamous on-court antics, such as trash talk and flailing elbows, Bryant earns the No. 1 spot on my list.
He simply loves himself too much, and never lets basketball fans forget it.