Dwight Howard and the Biggest Drama Queens in Sports History

Christopher Amick@https://twitter.com/#!/TheAmickCorrespondent IMay 23, 2012

Dwight Howard and the Biggest Drama Queens in Sports History

0 of 5

    Watching sports without some colorful personalities would be rather boring.

    However, there is a fine line between outspoken rebel and drama queen, and the athletes that make this short list are most certainly part of the latter.

    The personalities of your favorite athletes are on full display now that we are smack dab in the middle of the information age, so it was tough to include some historical names in this collection.

    Here are the five biggest drama queens in sports history.

5: Al Davis

1 of 5

    Al Davis was a pioneer, but he was also a major thorn in the side of the NFL during all of his four decades at the helm of the Oakland Raiders.

    Davis firmly believed the NFL was plotting against his team and even sued the league on a number of occasions. 

    He also turned the Raiders into a laughing stock during his final seasons as owner, and Davis' years as a rebel give him just enough to crack this list.

4: Dwight Howard

2 of 5

    Dwight Howard has seemed to revel in the "will he or won't he" drama that has surrounded his contract status with Orlando.

    He had also apparently been trying to get Magic coach Stan Van Gundy fired during last season, and it looks like it may have worked.

    He may not find his way into trouble off the court, but in the past few seasons, Dwight Howard has done plenty to find himself on this list.

3: Brett Favre

3 of 5

    If he acted like he did throughout his many retirements during his entire career, Brett Favre could very well have been labeled the biggest drama queen in history.

    Favre only let his inner diva shine during his last few seasons when he seemed to retire and come back on a weekly basis.

    "Favre Watch" is still an annual NFL story when any quarterback gets injured, and that alone gives him enough reason to receive this distinguished honor.

2: LeBron James

4 of 5

    LeBron James put forth an amazing performance in Game 4 of his recent series against the Pacers, when he nearly achieved a playoff triple-double.

    That still doesn't make up for "The Decision" that capped off his free agent tour a few years ago.

    James broke the heart of an entire state when he decided to take his talents to South Beach, and he made his choice on live television.

    That act, plus his "I can't believe you just called me for that foul" face, gives James enough gusto to be placed relatively high on this list.

1: Manny Ramirez

5 of 5

    When it comes to the list of dramatic antics by slugger Manny Ramirez, there may not be enough room here to list all of his moments.

    Ramirez tops this list on sheer volume of his acts alone.

    Almost missing the start of an inning while using the bathroom? Manny being Manny.

    Skipping the World Series White House visit twice? Manny being Manny.

    Giving a fan a high five after catching a fly ball? Manny being Manny.

    For your enjoyment, here is a full list of the best Manny moments that act as his personal resume for enrollment into the Diva Hall of Fame.


The latest in the sports world, emailed daily.