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The Most Obnoxious Athletes 

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Updated February 8, 2020 110.6k votes 6.2k voters 73.1k views 292 items

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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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O. J. Simpson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Obnoxious Athletes
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Orenthal James Simpson (born July 9, 1947), nicknamed "the Juice", is an American former football running back, broadcaster, actor, advertising spokesman, and defendant in what has ...more

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Lance Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Obnoxious Athletes
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Lance Edward Armstrong (born Lance Edward Gunderson; September 18, 1971) is an American former professional road racing cyclist, infamous for the biggest doping scandal in cycling history. At ...more

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Tonya Harding is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Obnoxious Athletes
Tonya Maxene Price née Harding (born November 12, 1970) is an American former figure skater, retired boxer, and reality television personality. A native of Portland, Oregon, Harding was ...more

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Bill Lambeer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Obnoxious Athletes
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Dennis Rodman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Obnoxious Athletes
Dennis Keith Rodman (born May 13, 1961) is an American retired professional basketball player who played for the Detroit Pistons, San Antonio Spurs, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers, and Dallas ...more

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Charles Barkley is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Obnoxious Athletes
Charles Wade Barkley (born February 20, 1963) is an American retired professional basketball player who is currently an analyst on Inside the NBA. Nicknamed Chuck, Sir Charles, Street Beef, and ...more

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Obnoxious Athletes
Floyd Joy Mayweather Jr. (né Sinclair; born February 24, 1977) is an American professional boxing promoter and former professional boxer. He competed from 1996 to 2007, 2009 to 2010, 2011 ...more

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Oscar Pistorius is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Obnoxious Athletes
Oscar Leonard Carl Pistorius (; Afrikaans: [pisˈtɔrjus]; born 22 November 1986) is a South African former professional sprinter. In 2015 he was convicted of the 2013 murder of his girlfriend ...more

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Terrell Owens is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Obnoxious Athletes
Terrell Eldorado Owens (; born December 7, 1973), popularly known by his initials, T.O., is a former American football wide receiver who played in the National Football League (NFL) for 16 ...more

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Tiger Woods is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Obnoxious Athletes
Eldrick Tont "Tiger" Woods (born December 30, 1975) is an American professional golfer. He ranks second all-time in both men's major championships and PGA Tour wins and also holds ...more

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Marco Materazzi is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Obnoxious Athletes
Marco Materazzi (Italian pronunciation: [ˈmarko mateˈrattsi]; born 19 August 1973) is an Italian former professional footballer and manager. Early in his career, Materazzi played with various ...more
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Marion Jones is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Obnoxious Athletes
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Marion Lois Jones (born October 12, 1975), also known as Marion Jones-Thompson, is an American former world champion track and field athlete and a former professional basketball player for Tulsa ...more

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Metta World Peace is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Obnoxious Athletes
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Alex Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Obnoxious Athletes
Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez (born July 27, 1975), nicknamed "A-Rod", is an American former professional baseball shortstop and third baseman who played 22 seasons in Major League ...more

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Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Obnoxious Athletes
Barry Lamar Bonds (born July 24, 1964) is an American former professional baseball left fielder who played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) with the Pittsburgh Pirates and San Francisco ...more

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Chad Ochocinco is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Obnoxious Athletes
Chad Johnson (born January 9, 1978), known from 2008–2012 as Chad Ochocinco, is a former American football wide receiver and current professional soccer player for Boca Raton FC. He played ...more

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Johnny Manziel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Obnoxious Athletes
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Hope Solo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Obnoxious Athletes
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Hope Amelia Solo (born July 30, 1981) is an American former soccer goalkeeper. She was a goalkeeper for the United States women's national soccer team from 2000 to 2016, and is a World Cup ...more

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Jose Canseco is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Obnoxious Athletes
José Canseco Capas Jr. (born July 2, 1964), is a Cuban-American former Major League Baseball (MLB) outfielder and designated hitter. During his time with the Oakland A's, he established ...more

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Mike Tyson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Obnoxious Athletes
Michael Gerard Tyson (born June 30, 1966) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1985 to 2005. He reigned as the undisputed world heavyweight champion and holds the record as ...more

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Allen Iverson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Obnoxious Athletes
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Allen Ezail Iverson (; born June 7, 1975), nicknamed "the Answer", is an American former professional basketball player. He played 14 seasons in the National Basketball Association ...more

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Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Obnoxious Athletes
Dwight David Howard (born December 8, 1985) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is an eight-time All-Star, ...more

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Deion Sanders is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Obnoxious Athletes
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Deion Luwynn Sanders Sr. (; born August 9, 1967), nicknamed "Prime Time" and "Neon Deion", is a retired American football player, baseball player and sports analyst who ...more

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Draymond Green is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Obnoxious Athletes
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LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Obnoxious Athletes
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