NBA The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball  

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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, Power forward, Point forward

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Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
Power forward, Center

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1,261 475
DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
ChangesDownClub added Center

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Glen Davis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
voting closed at #3 Small forward, Power forward, Center

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1,239 727
Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
Small forward, Forward

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805 772
Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
voting closed at #6 Point guard, Shooting guard, Swingman

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701 227
Draymond Green is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
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998 751
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
Point guard

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801 532
Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
JerryMayo added Point guard

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558 460
Paul Pierce is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
voting closed at #8 Small forward

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537 432
Chris Bosh is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
voting closed at #7 Power forward

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427 454
Allen Iverson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
voting closed at #12 Point guard, Shooting guard

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438 297
Lamar Odom is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
voting closed at #11 Small forward, Power forward

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Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
Point guard, Shooting guard

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279 170
Rasheed Wallace is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
voting closed at #15 earlthegoose added Small forward, Power forward, Center

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679 332
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
Shooting guard

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574 372
Anderson Varejão is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
Power forward, Center

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369 409
Kevin Garnett is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
voting closed at #13 Power forward

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399 173
Joakim Noah is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
Center

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303 184
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
Michael Jordan XII added Small forward

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Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
Jhair84 added Point guard

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Adam Morrison is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
voting closed at #17 Shooting guard, Small forward

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289 211
J. R. Smith is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
Shooting guard

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246 154
Lance Stephenson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
Point guard, Shooting guard

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275 227
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
KobeMVP added Point guard, Shooting guard

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377 561
Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
Point guard

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210 356
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
voting closed at #24 Center

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116 87
JaVale McGee is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
Center

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185 171
DeAndre Jordan is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball

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129 136
Amar'e Stoudemire is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
voting closed at #25 wiabux added Power forward, Center

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Marcus Smart is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
Guard

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27 20
Dennis Rodman is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
voting closed at #53 RichardBeecher added Small forward, Power forward

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93 105
Enes Kanter is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
Power forward, Center

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315 570
Manu Ginóbili is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
Shooting guard

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140 239
Jason Kidd is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
voting closed at #29 Point guard

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179 318
David Lee is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
Power forward, Center, Forward-center

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32 15
Christian Laettner is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
voting closed at #44 StevenHess added Power forward, Center

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193 265
Jason Terry is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
Jhair84 added Point guard, Shooting guard

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29 22
David West is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
Dave said it added Power forward

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Deron Williams is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
Point guard

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116 196
Anthony Randolph is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
Power forward, Center

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141 219
Zach Randolph is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
Jhair84 added Power forward, Center

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106 210
Richard Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
voting closed at #36 Point guard, Shooting guard, Small forward

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175 313
Michael Jordan is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
voting closed at #39 Jhair84 added Shooting guard, Small forward

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46 25
Vlade Divac is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
voting closed at #34 tbonesimmons added Center - Best 3 skills- Flopping, Crying, and pack a day Smoking

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77 161
Sam Cassell is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
voting closed at #38 Point guard

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162 396
Tim Duncan is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
voting closed at #42 Power forward, Center

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99 207
Chauncey Billups is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
voting closed at #40 Point guard

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65 94
Ty Lawson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
Point guard

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Josh Smith is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
wiabux added Power forward