Led by David Stern, the National Basketball Association (NBA) is straight up entertaining. The league features the best athletes in the world, hands down. Do not dispute this fact. No point in doing so. Even the 11th and 12th men on teams are soaring above the rim. While the league clearly contains the top athletes in the world, it also features the most outwardly narcissistic.
Key features of narcissism include being vain and self-absorbed. As well, and while this may not be noted within the Diagnostic Statistical Manual, any third person references AT ANY TIME also exemplifies 100 percent narcissism. While the notion of having a "healthy" amount of narcissism does exist, that is not what NBA contains. Every player in the league does not have these specified narcissistic personality traits; however, many do and it is spreading. Just to make it clear, being narcissistic is not a "good look". In fact, it needs to stop. Through giving nicknames to certain athletes like "the king" and "superman", the media also plays a role in some of these athletes heightened sense of self. These athletes need to be put in check. This article will examine the top 5 "look at me" personalities in the NBA. The highlighted 5 are Shaquille O'Neal, Lebron James, Dwight Howard, Kobe Bryant, and Dwyane Wade/Chris Bosh.