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The Most Obnoxious Athletes 

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Updated February 8, 2020 111.7k votes 6.3k voters 74k views 290 items

List Rules Upvote the athletes who are the most obnoxious

A CrowdRanked List the most obnoxious athletes from any sport. Rank the most annoying guys who are constantly twittering absurd posts, women who act like sports are a beauty contest, athletes that overreact over every situation, and any other annoying athletes. Make your own list, rank it as you see fit, and add any obnoxious athletes that are missing.

So who are the most obnoxious athletes? Well, that depends on your defintion of obnoxious. If brash, brazen, cocky and crude fits your bill, then you'll have no problem sorthing through the people on this list. These are the most annoying American athletes, the most obnoxious sports figures and the top douchebags in spors. Vote for the least popular athletes that you can't stand. 
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Jimmy Connors is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Obnoxious Athletes
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James Scott Connors (born September 2, 1952) is a retired American world No. 1 tennis player who held the top ATP ranking for a then-record 160 consecutive weeks from 1974 to 1977 and a career ...more
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Ryan Lochte is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Obnoxious Athletes
Ryan Steven Lochte ( LOK-tee; born August 3, 1984) is an American competitive swimmer and 12-time Olympic medalist. Lochte's 12 Olympic medals earn him the second-most decorated Olympian along ...more
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Michael Vick is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Obnoxious Athletes
Michael Dwayne Vick (born June 26, 1980) is a former American football quarterback who played 13 seasons in the National Football League, primarily with the Atlanta Falcons and the Philadelphia ...more

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#1,953 of 2,166 The Best Athletes Of All Time #144 of 1,536 The Best Football Players Ever #8 of 120 The Greatest College Football Quarterbacks of All Time

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Roger Clemens is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Obnoxious Athletes
William Roger Clemens (born August 4, 1962), nicknamed "Rocket", is an American former baseball pitcher who played 24 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for four teams. Clemens was ...more

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#2,066 of 2,166 The Best Athletes Of All Time #29 of 198 The Greatest Pitchers of All Timelisted on Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative

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Latrell Sprewell is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Obnoxious Athletes
Latrell Fontaine Sprewell (born September 8, 1970) is an American former professional basketball player who played for the Golden State Warriors, the New York Knicks, and the Minnesota ...more

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#355 of 878 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #53 of 178 The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History

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Michael Johnson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Obnoxious Athletes
Michael Duane Johnson (born September 13, 1967) is a retired American sprinter who won four Olympic gold medals and eight World Championships gold medals in the span of his career. He formerly ...more
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John Rocker is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Obnoxious Athletes
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John Loy Rocker (born October 17, 1974) is a retired American Major League Baseball relief pitcher who played for the Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians, Texas Rangers, and Tampa Bay Devil Rays ...more
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Richard Sherman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Obnoxious Athletes
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Richard Kevin Sherman (born March 30, 1988) is an American football cornerback for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the ...more
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Michael Irvin is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Obnoxious Athletes
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Michael Jerome Irvin (born March 5, 1966) is a retired American football player, actor, and sports commentator. Irvin played college football at the University of Miami, then for the Dallas ...more

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#42 of 1,536 The Best Football Players Ever #7 of 248 The Best Wide Receivers of All Time #6 of 38 The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '90s

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Kurt Angle is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Obnoxious Athletes
Kurt Steven Angle (born December 9, 1968) is an American actor, retired professional wrestler and amateur wrestler, currently signed to WWE where he works as a backstage producer. While at ...more

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#25 of 556 The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time #17 of 211 The Greatest WWE Superstars of All Time #41 of 108 The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

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Manny Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Obnoxious Athletes
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Manuel Arístides Ramírez Onelcida (born May 30, 1972) is a Dominican-American former professional baseball outfielder. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for parts of 19 ...more

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#37 of 523 The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame #98 of 599 The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time

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Serena Williams is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Obnoxious Athletes
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Serena Jameka Williams (born September 26, 1981) is an American professional tennis player and former world No. 1. The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) ranked her world No. 1 in singles on eight ...more

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#6 of 2,166 The Best Athletes Of All Time #168 of 771 American Public Figures Who Are National Treasures #109 of 316 The Most Inspiring (Non-Hollywood) Female Role Models

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Chris Andersen is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Obnoxious Athletes
Christopher Claus Andersen (born July 7, 1978) is an American professional basketball player for Power In The Big 3 League. Nicknamed "Birdman", Andersen was born in Long Beach, ...more
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Ben Roethlisberger is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Obnoxious Athletes
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Benjamin Todd Roethlisberger Sr. (; born March 2, 1982), nicknamed Big Ben, is an American football quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He played ...more

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#2,115 of 2,166 The Best Athletes Of All Time #123 of 1,536 The Best Football Players Ever

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Ray Lewis is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Obnoxious Athletes
Raymond Anthony Lewis Jr. (born May 15, 1975) is a former American football linebacker who played all of his 17-year professional career for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League ...more

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#1,109 of 2,166 The Best Athletes Of All Time #9 of 348 People Who Should Be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame #12 of 1,536 The Best Football Players Ever

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Joakim Simon Noah ( JOH-ə-kim; born February 25, 1985) is a professional basketball player who last played for the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Born in New ...more

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#136 of 151 The Best NBA Players with No Championship Rings #332 of 878 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #42 of 138 The Best European NBA Players of All Time

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Albert Haynesworth is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Obnoxious Athletes
Albert George Haynesworth III (born June 17, 1981) is a former American football defensive tackle who played in the National Football League (NFL) for ten seasons. He played college football at ...more

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#235 of 235 The Best New England Patriots Of All Time #31 of 50 The Best NFL Players From South Carolina

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Ben Johnson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Obnoxious Athletes
Benjamin Sinclair Johnson (born December 30, 1961) is a Jamaican-born Canadian former sprinter, who was disqualified for doping after finishing third in two Olympic races and two consecutive 100 ...more

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#24 of 62 The Most Controversial Athletes in Sports History #84 of 100 Athletes Who Spark the Most Fan Arguments

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Ndamukong Suh is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Obnoxious Athletes
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Ndamukong Ngwa Suh ( in-DAH-mə-kin SOO, born January 6, 1987) is an American football defensive tackle for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college ...more
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Kyle Busch is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Obnoxious Athletes
Kyle Thomas Busch (born May 2, 1985), nicknamed Rowdy, is an American professional stock car racing driver and team owner. He currently competes full-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup ...more
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Roy Keane is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Obnoxious Athletes
Roy Maurice Keane (born 10 August 1971) is an Irish football manager and former professional player. He is the joint-most successful Irish footballer of all time, having won 19 major trophies, ...more

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#80 of 207 The Best Soccer Players of the '90s #1,288 of 2,166 The Best Athletes Of All Time

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Adam Jones is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Obnoxious Athletes
Adam Bernard "Pacman" Jones (born September 30, 1983) is a former American football cornerback and return specialist. He was drafted by the Tennessee Titans sixth overall in the 2005 ...more

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#8 of 55 The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time #18 of 20 The Best Athletes Who Retired in 2019

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Tony Stewart is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Obnoxious Athletes
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Anthony Wayne Stewart (born May 20, 1971), nicknamed Smoke, is an American former professional stock car racing driver and current NASCAR team owner. He is a three-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup ...more

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Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Obnoxious Athletes
Kevin Wayne Durant (born September 29, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played one season of college ...more

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#28 of 878 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #61 of 175 The Greatest Power Forwards in NBA History The Best KD 10 Colorways, Ranked

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Sean Avery is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Obnoxious Athletes
Sean Christopher Avery (born April 10, 1980) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player. During his career in the National Hockey League (NHL), he played left wing for the Detroit Red ...more