Captains Of Narcissism: 10 Biggest Egomaniacs in the NBA

August 31st, 2010 by Scott Harris Leave a reply »
As one of the craziest offseasons in NBA history draws to a close (or does it?), a lot of fans are feeling like so many shreds of LeBron James jersey heaped in the corner of an Akron area public house.

You know what happened, so I won't go back over it.  But suffice it to say that fans feel used.  They feel cheated.  Some feel like the players have hit a critical mass of greed and arrogance that -- in this economy, at least -- is creating no small amount of vitriol.

If I was an NBA exec, I might be a little worried that, to the casual public, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, and Shaquille O'Neal are the faces not only of the league, but of the very idea of megalomania.

The NBA certainly doesn't own any patents on arrogance, but some players have it down to a science, and in a world where even a Joe Schmoe like me needs only nanoseconds to chirp out his feelings to the world, it isn't really a challenge for celebs to place themselves squarely at the center of their own universe. 

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