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
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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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DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
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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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Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
Small forward, Forward

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

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Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
Point guard

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Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
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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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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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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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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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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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James Harden is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
Shooting guard

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

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

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Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
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Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
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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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J. R. Smith is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
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Lance Stephenson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
Point guard, Shooting guard

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Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
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Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
Point guard

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

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Marcus Smart is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
Guard

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DeAndre Jordan is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball

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Amar'e Stoudemire is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
voting closed at #25 wiabux added Power forward, Center

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

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

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

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

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143 223
Zach Randolph is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
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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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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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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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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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Chauncey Billups is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
voting closed at #40 Point guard

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

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Ty Lawson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
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Lonzo Ball is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball
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