It's a shame that the few bad apples in sports often lead the headlines. Some guys can't live without being the center of attention. They act out, they act better than everyone or they simply just act stupidly. And it all begins upstairs. Some of these athletes are extremely calculated with their actions and others are lucky that they remember to wake up in the morning.
It takes a lot of work to be a true fan of these guys because it would seem that you'd spend most of your fandom explaining or apologizing for them. IASID gives you the ten biggest headcases in sports.
10 - Ndamukong Suh - The Lions defensive end is extremely meticulous in choosing his words in interviews. He's book smart (graduated from Nebraska with a degree in Engineering), but acts like he's the smartest in the room. It's tough to buy it after seeing him take so many cheapshots at opponents, including "the stomp."
9 - Milton Bradley - A current free agent who hit .218 with the Mariners last season, Bradley is a hot head of all hot heads. His best/worst display was tearing his ACL while arguing a play at first base.
8 - Ozzie Guillen - He's a walking quote and most of them contain some sort of hatred. Perhaps his best is calling himself, "the Charlie Sheen of baseball minus the drugs and the prostitutes." His act grew tired in Chicago and a mutual parting led him to Miami. He talks so darn much, he might need suntan lotion for his tongue.
7 - Terrell Owens - Despite being 38 years old, T.O. could probably still help a team as a third or fourth wide receiver. But he's been eschewed by NFL teams and found himself playing in an indoor league because of his attitude. He's a drama king wherever he goes and if the spotlight isn't on him now, it will be soon enough. Maybe the demotion and the foreclosures have humbled him, but I wouldn't bet on it.
6 - Chad Ochocinco - He used to be Chad Johnson, the wide receiver known for making plays with Carson Palmer. Then he became a wide receiver who had outlandish touchdown celebrations. Then he became the wide receiver known as Chad Ochocinco and a social media *****. The guy posted a picture of himself playing a slot machine in his boxers. Then he became an irrelevant member of the Patriots. Chad, it's your move.
5 - Manny Ramirez - "Manny being Manny" has become the biggest excuse in sports. In layman's terms, it means "please excuse the actions of that grown man even though a six year old monkey would know better."
4 - Metta World Peace - He changed his name to Metta World Peace.
3 - Nyjer Morgan - He's the only man in baseball with an alter ego. Nobody knows when "Tony Plush" will come out and it's scary because I don't think he does either.
2 - LeBron James - LBJ is the most physically imposing player in the NBA when compared to guys who play the same position. He's bigger and stronger than guards and he's quicker than forwards. He's probably the most talented player in today's game and in the history of the sport. But, he's a mess between the ears. Aside from his 25 straight points against the Pistons in the 2009 playoffs, he hasn't proven to be a winner. It was most recently exemplified when he passed up a chance to take the game-winning shot at the end of the All Star game. Instead, he threw it away trying to pass it off.
1 - Floyd Mayweather - The more this guy opens his mouth, the dumber we get. Jeremy Lin has been hyped only because he's Asian. Manny Pacquiao isn't the sharpest knife in the drawer (kettle: hi pot, you're black). And he wanted to throw down with Larry Merchant. Clueless.