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The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball 

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Updated June 14, 2019 46.9k votes 6.8k voters 65.4k views 80 items

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The biggest crybabies in basketball are the professional and college basketball players who constantly pout after a loss, bicker with the officials after a call and generally whine like a little girl when they don't get their way. These NBA and NCAA athletes are some of the best basketball players in the game today but from time to time act like spoiled little brats with their tantrums and outbursts.

Crybabies in the NBA come in several varieties, not that one type is less annoying than the other. From those who will sit on the bench with their hands over their face and bawl as their team loses, like the aptly named "Big Baby" Glen Davis of the Boston Celtics, to the NBA All-Stars who have to argue each whistle, like Mr. "I'm taking my talents to South Beach" LeBron James and Mr. "I did not sexually assault that woman" Kobe Bryant, these crybaby basketball players all show some inflated sense of entitlement with their words and their actions.

Not all of the crybaby basketball players are simply sissies crying out for no reason. Every once in a while there comes a time when it's actually reasonable for a big, tough, professional athlete to cry. Everyone remembers Michael Jordan breaking down after an emotional week in which he lost his father and won his first NBA title. A good cry is also more acceptable in other situations where a loss is painful, either emotionally or physically, such when Dwyane Wade cried after dislocating a shoulder.

Just for the record, when you lose a game, crying on the court before time expires, like Adam Morrison did in college when his Gonzaga Bulldogs lost to the UCLA Bruins, falls in the uncool pile. The same goes for athletes crying at press conferences. Unless you're announcing a retirement, leave those tears at home guys. Come on basketball stars, many of you are already the top NBA players of all-time and don't even get me started on your hot NBA wives. Tell me again what you have to cry, whine and complain about?
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LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
Small forward and Power forward from Akron, Ohio, United States of America
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DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
ChangesDownClub added Center from Mobile, Alabama, United States of America
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Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
Power forward and Center from Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
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Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
Small forward and Forward from Red Hook, New York City, New York, United States of America
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Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
Point guard from Long Beach, California
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James Harden is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
Shooting guard from Los Angeles, California
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Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
JerryMayo added Point guard from Louisville, Kentucky, United States of America
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Glen Davis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
voting closed at #3 Small forward and Power forward from Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Draymond Green is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
swag added Power forward from Saginaw, Michigan
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Joakim Noah is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
Center from New York City, New York, United States of America
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Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
Jhair84 added Point guard from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America
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Anderson Varejão ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
Power forward and Center from Colatina, Brazil
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J. R. Smith is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
Shooting guard from Freehold Borough, New Jersey
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Lance Stephenson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
Point guard and Shooting guard from New York City, New York, United States of America
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Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
voting closed at #6 Point guard and Shooting guard from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
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Lamar Odom is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
voting closed at #11 Small forward and Power forward from South Jamaica, New York City, New York, United States of America
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Chris Bosh is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
voting closed at #7 Power forward from Dallas, Texas, United States of America
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Rasheed Wallace is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
voting closed at #15 earlthegoose added Small forward and Power forward from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
Michael Jordan XII added Small forward from Washington, D.C., United States of America
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Adam Morrison is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
voting closed at #17 Shooting guard and Small forward from Glendive, Montana, United States of America
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Paul Pierce is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
voting closed at #8 Small forward from Oakland, California, United States of America
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Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
Point guard and Shooting guard from Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
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Allen Iverson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
voting closed at #12 Point guard and Shooting guard from Hampton, Virginia, United States of America
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Marcus Smart is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
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Kevin Garnett is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
voting closed at #13 Power forward from Greenville, South Carolina, United States of America