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
LeBron James Small forward, Power forward, Point forward

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1,664 613
Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
Dwight Howard Power forward, Center

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872 316
DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
ChangesDownClub added DeMarcus Cousins Center

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657 327
Glen Davis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
voting closed at #3 Glen Davis Small forward, Power forward, Center

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930 566
Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
Carmelo Anthony Small forward, Forward

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601 336
Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
JerryMayo added Rajon Rondo Point guard

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805 772
Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
voting closed at #6 Kobe Bryant Point guard, Shooting guard, Swingman

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768 795
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
Dwyane Wade Point guard, Shooting guard

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558 460
Paul Pierce is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
voting closed at #8 Paul Pierce Small forward

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537 432
Chris Bosh is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
voting closed at #7 Chris Bosh Power forward

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438 297
Lamar Odom is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
voting closed at #11 Lamar Odom Small forward, 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 Allen Iverson Point guard, Shooting guard

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Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
Russell Westbrook Point guard

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469 286
Anderson Varejão is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
Anderson Varejão Power forward, Center

The Best NBA Buys for the Money

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366 132
Draymond Green is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
swag added Draymond Green

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369 409
Kevin Garnett is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
voting closed at #13 Kevin Garnett Power forward

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279 170
Rasheed Wallace is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
voting closed at #15 | earlthegoose added Rasheed Wallace Small forward, Power forward, Center

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429 216
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
James Harden Shooting guard

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261 101
Joakim Noah is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
Joakim Noah Center

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282 190
Adam Morrison is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
voting closed at #17 Adam Morrison Shooting guard, Small forward

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434 350
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
Jhair84 added Chris Paul Point guard

The Best Convertibles of All Time

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182 127
J. R. Smith is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
J. R. Smith Shooting guard

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320 440
Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
Derrick Rose Point guard

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115 77
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
Michael Jordan XII added Kevin Durant Small forward

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144 87
Lance Stephenson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
Lance Stephenson Point guard, Shooting guard

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210 356
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
voting closed at #24 Shaquille O'Neal Center

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135 95
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
KobeMVP added Stephen Curry Point guard, Shooting guard

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DeAndre Jordan is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball

The Top NBA Players Of All Time

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129 136
Amar'e Stoudemire is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
voting closed at #25 | wiabux added Amar'e Stoudemire Power forward, Center

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279 461
Manu Ginóbili is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
Manu Ginóbili Shooting guard

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153 247
David Lee is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
David Lee Power forward, Center, Forward-center

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171 197
Jason Terry is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
Jhair84 added Jason Terry Point guard, Shooting guard

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101 52
Marcus Smart is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
Marcus Smart Guard

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140 239
Jason Kidd is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
voting closed at #29 Jason Kidd Point guard

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32 15
Christian Laettner is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
voting closed at #44 | StevenHess added Christian Laettner Power forward, Center

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27 20
Dennis Rodman is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
voting closed at #53 | RichardBeecher added Dennis Rodman Small forward, Power forward

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46 52
Enes Kanter is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
Enes Kanter Power forward, Center

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51 59
Deron Williams is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
Deron Williams Point guard

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46 25
Vlade Divac is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
voting closed at #34 | tbonesimmons added Vlade Divac Center - Best 3 skills- Flopping, Crying, and pack a day Smoking

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114 179
Zach Randolph is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
Jhair84 added Zach Randolph Power forward, Center

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106 210
Richard Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
voting closed at #36 Richard Hamilton Point guard, Shooting guard, Small forward

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45 56
Ty Lawson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
Ty Lawson Point guard

The Greatest Chicago Bulls of All Time

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Anthony Randolph is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
Anthony Randolph Power forward, Center

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77 161
Sam Cassell is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
voting closed at #38 Sam Cassell Point guard

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175 313
Michael Jordan is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
voting closed at #39 | Jhair84 added Michael Jordan Shooting guard, Small forward

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130 109
Josh Smith is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
wiabux added Josh Smith Power forward

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99 207
Chauncey Billups is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
voting closed at #40 Chauncey Billups Point guard

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162 396
Tim Duncan is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
voting closed at #42 Tim Duncan Power forward, Center

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69 58
JaVale McGee is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
JaVale McGee Center

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53 42
Brandon Jennings is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
Brandon Jennings Point guard