The 30 Biggest Egos In Sports Today
30 Larger Than Life Sports Egos
What is an ego? By definition it's - 'a person's sense of self-esteem or self-importance.' Having self esteem is one thing, we all need it to get through life, but the self-importance part is where some people start to lose me. Especially when it comes to athletes. Athletic competition is not really that important in the scheme of things, but yet sports stars think they deserve the world sometimes.
The question I always come back to with some of these stars is - when is enough, enough? They have ridiculous contract demands and they get involved in spitting matches with management over the smallest of details. Sometimes, they get upset if they're not being pursued aggressively enough.
Once players reach a certain level of stardom, it's like they lose sight of where they came from or how lucky they are to be in the position they're in.
But with all that being said, we all know that egos are a part of sports. The biggest stars didn't get to the top by not thinking they were the best. Most of them believe with all their heart that they're the best at what they do, whether it's reality or not. Egos, as much as we hate them, make the sports world go round.
So it's with all that in mind that we'll take a look at the biggest egos in sports today:
He's still young and on his way to the top of MLB, but at 20 years of age, Harper has quite the ego. He's made comments about not caring what fans think and it's clear he thinks very highly of himself.
Where to start with this underachieving center? He clearly didn't want to play for the 79ers and sat out the entire year. Just when he was about to return, he hurt his knee while bowling. Wow.
Parker is a dang good point guard, but man does he rub people the wrong way. A huge ego is to blame for his public perception, that and the fact he was married to Eva Longoria.
We get it Blake, you're cool. Your Kia commercials are witty and clever. Clipper fans can only hope that Doc Rivers put a stop to this 'Lob City' crap.
At one time, D-Wade was a top-five NBA player. Well, not anymore. Everyone but No. 3 can see it, because his ego just won't allow him to come to grips with reality.
CJ2K truly believes he's the best running back in the NFL. Maybe, for one year that was the case. Nowadays, he's just run of the mill.
Smith probably thinks he's one of the best players in the NBA. But in reality, all he's ever won is sixth man of the year.
Many soccer fans cannot stand this guy. There's no denying that he's good at this job, but the way he carries himself lets you know that his ego is as big as a soccer field.
Melo is one of the best offensive players in basketball. But yet, he's never played on a team that's made it to the NBA Finals. Perhaps it's because his ego gets in the way of him being a true team player?
Calipari cares more about his players making it to the NBA than he does about winning. At the same time, many of his players embody his attitude, which many people can't stand.
T-Sizzle has quite the ego. He's clearly a great linebacker, but he's getting off on his own thought more and more with each passing day. Just in the last week, he's accused Roger Goodell of blacking out the Super Bowl and said that he hates Tom Brady's hair.
Braun reached a Lance Armstrong level of ego this past summer. After being accused of PED use in 2011, he stood in front of America and vehemently denied the accusations. Turns out, the dude was living a lie the size of Alaska.
America once loved Johnny Football, but now he's one of the most hated players in college football. Why? His ego was inflated when he became the first freshman to win the Heisman trophy.
Jackson is one of the most dynamic receivers in the NFL. But in his mind, he's the best. To say that he needs an attitude adjustment on the field, would be a huge understatement.
Lochte's ego still won't let him face the fact that Michael Phelps schooled him in the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Who knows what this guy is thinking when he steps on the gridiron? It's like he believes the rules don't apply to him. But no matter how many dirty plays he makes, he still won't admit to any wrongdoing.
The 49ers head coach is full of himself on a lot of levels. There's no denying he's really good at his job, but his arrogance and antics show fans how big his ego really is.
Westbrook thinks he the coolest kid in the building. He shows off his ego with his ridiculous clothing and by the way he carries himself on the court.
Newton might finally be growing up a little in his third year in the NFL, but there's still no doubt that he has an ego a mile long. He distances himself from teammates when things aren't going well, and we all know why. His ego can't handle the damage.
When you're made of money, you develop an ego as big as the state of Texas. Hey you, clean my glasses!
I get it, Brady has won three Super Bowls and he's married to a super model. That would inflate my ego too. But sometimes the QB's ego just makes him look flat out silly.
The Black Mamba is one of the best basketball players in the world. He's physically gifted and his mental prowess no doubt gives him an edge in crunch time. But if you don't think Kobe has a huge ego, you don't understand the meaning of the word.
Rondo is one of the best point guards in the NBA. He's been an integral part of the Celtics success over the last half a decade. But man, sometimes his ego is too big to fit inside TD Garden.
It's tough to get a read on Shanahan most of the time. He comes across as someone who wouldn't be very nice if you met him out in public. I chalk that up to ego. Yeah, he won two Super Bowls in Denver...back in the 1990's.
Where to start with this egomaniac... He can't even make up his mind where he wants to play half the time and when he finally does, he changes it the next offseason. It would be one thing if his ego led him to success, but Howard's never won a dang thing in the NBA besides a few defensive player of the year awards.
LBJ is the world's best basketball player, there's no denying that. But anyone who deems themselves 'The King' and agrees to a special called 'The Decision' has an ego bigger than the population of Miami.
A-Roid's ego is so big that he can't even admit to himself that he's taken performance enhancing drugs.
Sherman might be the best cornerback in football these days, but sometimes I just wish he would shut the heck up and let his play do the talking.
Woods is a mega-star who's still the world's best golfer at age 37. But his life came unraveled not too long ago because he thought he could get away with anything. Maybe that's changed a little, but we all know Tiger still has a massive ego.
People love to hate Floyd 'Money' Mayweather. But at the same time, they can't look away. His ego is almost bigger than every other sports figure on this list combined, but the guy is really good at his job. Hate him all you want, but he's the best boxer in the world. He's made of money and his ego is a big reason why.