Top Ten Biggest Douchebags in Basketball
Inspired by NQTC reader Top Ten Nominee, here are your ten biggest douchebags in the NBA today. These are in no particular order. There were far too many douchebags to truly appreciate all of them, but feel free to add anyone I missed in the comments.
This whiny, flopping, jabbering idiot pisses everyone off. For everyone else on the list, if you are a teammate of theirs or fan of the team, you might be able to argue that the player is not a douche. Vujacic, however, is hated by all.
It’s hard to argue that he hasn’t been an effective role player in his career, serving on two different championship squads. That being said there was never a shady elbow or forearm that Posey didn’t want to hand out. Also his goofy mouthguard and unearned swagger make me want to punch him in the face.
He seems like an honest enough guy, but he is obviously completely nuts. Be it fighting, rapping, or just generally being obnoxious, he definitely qualifies as a douche. On the other hand, he’s a good guy to have on your team (unless he melts down of course).
It’s debatable whether he could still be considered for this list in terms of being in basketball, but there’s no question that he is a huge douche. Every team he has ever been on has either imploded or kicked him to the curb (or both).
He solidified his douchebag status as a member of the famed Portland Jailblazers a few years back, but his antics continue to this day. He is actually having a very productive year on the court in Memphis right now, but you know he’s itching to have the ball in his hands on every play.
I used to love this guy and there is a part of me that still does. That being said his constant bitching and barking on and off the court has become intolerable. Add on the fact that he blocks shots after the whistle and is an all-around jerk to most of his teammates, coaches, and opposing players and you’ve got yourself a bonafide douchebag.
He purposely threw the ball off his own basket to try to get a rebound and get a triple-double. Need any more be said?
Personality-wise he is not the worst, but what he has pulled on Houston the last couple of years is more than enough to put him on this list. Opting to have surgery last season so he could come back with just enough time to earn a new contract was a dick move to say the least, especially with Houston in contention at the time.
I’m a Bulls fan so it pains me to put Noce on here. I appreciated his hustle and effort every single play when he was here, but his douchiness is undeniable. Flopping, complaining, and generally just looking like an idiot lands him on the list.
Kobe Bryant is a filthy basketball player. He is also a selfish baby who pouts when he doesn’t get his way. Personally I take his side in most of the spats he’s had (Kobe-Phil, Kobe-Shaq, etc), but that doesn’t change the fact that he pretty much sucks as a human being.