He is the NBA's all-time leader in technical fouls. He is the only player ever to be ejected from the McDonald's High School All-American Game. He received 41 technicals in a single season. He is Rasheed Wallace, and he is the king of complaining. He may not have invented the art of whine, but he certainly perfected it.
With rumors spreading that Wallace has picked up his last T, it appears that the throne will be vacated. It is time, then, to decide who will take his exalted place as a referee's biggest headache.
There are 15 worthy candidates for the throne. Some have a history of accumulating technicals at a Rasheedian pace, while others do their complaining a bit more subtly. Truth be told, there are far more than 15 possible heirs to the whining crown, because, as Jeff Van Gundy notes, no NBA player ever thinks that he just committed a foul.
As the NBA tells us, "there can only be one." Top complainer, that is.