Sports are a test of mental and physical stamina. To be the best, you must overcome injuries, bad performance and losses.
Athletes have been remembered for competing in the worst physical condition. In many tennis matches there have players, in searing pain, continuing to fight for victory.
Then there are athletes on the other side of the scale—a chipped toenail causes a player to be out for two games, allergies force you to sit this one.
Here are the biggest babies in sports history.
Crying during competition shows weakness. When you see an opponent crying, it raises your own confidence level and makes you feel like the bigger man.
That's why none of the big stars cry—except for Kevin Garnett.
You have to give Garnett some credit. He killed himself working to become a champion but never succeeded until just recently. For someone who has put that much effort into winning and getting it only at the very end, it isn't too shameful.
Crybaby Score: 2/10
Tim Tebow was a great college athlete. He worked extremely hard to get to the 2009 SEC Championship. It is very hard to lose a championship game in your last year of college after working so hard, yet what Tebow did registers on the crybaby scale.
The game wasn't even finished and you could see Tebow sitting on the benches crying. During the interview afterwards he was visibly crying on national television. If you cry when you win, it is because you are overcome with joy (Dirk Nowitzki at 2011 NBA Finals), but when you cry when you lose, you seem like a crybaby.
Crybaby Score: 6/10
I'll admit Dwyane Wade is one of the toughest guys out there. If he got knocked on the floor he would be a little angry, but be fine—another star you have to give credit to.
Yet one game, Wade was knocked on the floor after colliding with another player. He had an apparent shoulder injury but still exited the arena in a wheelchair. A wheelchair. Even though a dislocated shoulder is extremely painful, it doesn't cause your legs to quit working.
Crybaby Score: 4/10
OK. Here is where it starts to get ridiculous for athletes to cry. Adam Morrison, disgrace of his Gonzaga team, starts to cry when he is on the court and there is still time left in the game.
With little less than three second to go in the game and one point down, it is Gonzaga's ball. After inbounding it a making another pass, the ball becomes loose and a UCLA player gets it. This is where the water works turn on. Morrison starts to whimper and cry in front of everyone. What a baby.
Crybaby Score: 8/10
It is one thing to cry after losing a big championship game, but it is another to cry during a practice.
Manuel Wright began to cry during a Dolphins practice.
The coach was telling him to "use your head, use your head." Wright had to then be escorted from the field, wiping away his tears as he walked. Another athlete who turned out to be a crybaby.
Crybaby Score: 9/10
Here we are. Appropriately nicknamed "Big Baby," Glen Davis. A frequent crybaby who fails to see that the NBA is not just like playing in the backyard with your family. You're going to get yelled at, and you might get upset but you can't cry.
One night, while leader Kevin Garnett tries to pump up the second team by yelling at them (which usually works), Davis turns away and sits at the end of the bench. He then proceeds to cry and complain to his teammates. I mean, come on. You got yelled at—suck it up and prove yourself. Just ridiculous.
Crybaby Score: 11/10