Top 20 Most Annoying Athletes in Sports Today
20 of the Most Annoying Athletes in Sports Today
Everyone loves sports. From kids to adults, men to women, athletes to spectators, sports are what makes some people's lives more enjoyable. It's an escape from everyday life in which people can forget their problems and focus in on their favorite players and teams. However, there are some occasions when sports make people angrier -- such as losing -- and more frustrated than they would have hoped.
While we watch sports, we all develop some type of relationship with the athletes. Our favorite athletes feel like our best friends and brothers. When they are succeeding, we are happy. However, when they falter, we suffer like they are suffering. It's always fun to latch on to an athlete and choose one, or multiple, as your favorite player and watch them succeed and play through the ups and downs of their sport.
There is always that one player that just annoys you more than anyone else out there. There's that one guy that just gets under your skin and rubs you the wrong way. We call these athletes enemies, but in reality, they are just plain annoying.
No player is exempt from being dubbed "annoying" just because they are still in college. Although college athletes don't get the attention that professional athletes get, the sports of college football and college basketball are full of players that annoy fans just like any other sport.
Who are your least favorite and most annoying athletes? I'm sure we will disagree on a few of these, but for the most part, everyone on this list annoys a majority of people. Some of these guys are either loved or hated. Usually if they're loved, it's by their own fan base.
Take a look at who I've ranked the 20 most annoying athletes in sports today.
17. Jeremy Lin
There's not many things more annoying than a guy who had a good month or two of basketball filling in for injured players and then being talked about as the next great point guard in the NBA. Let's put this into perspective: Lin averages 14.7 points, 4.4 assists and 2.6 rebounds this season while teammate James Harden averages 24.6 points, 5.7 assists and 4.8 rebounds. Lin has more All-Star votes by about 40,000 so far for the 2013-14 All-Star Game.
14. Bryce Harper
Bryce Harper is one of those"bros" in MLB that you have a hard time liking. The kid acts like he's better than everyone already and he's only played a couple full seasons. Watching him try to charge the mound after being hit by a pitch is a "clown move" especially when stuff like that happens all the time.
7. Carmelo Anthony
Complaining about calls, money and where he wants to play -- all the things that make up Carmelo. I get it, he wants to play somewhere that will feel like home for him -- or just offers him the most money. At least we know that cash will never be a problem for this talented diva.
4. Johnny Manziel
The amount of time this guy spends in the spotlight -- even if it's not his fault -- is sickening. He loves to be center of attention. I don't think he could have gotten any more annoying during his first game of the season when he was taunting the mighty Rice Owls -- don't upset Johnny. Come on, Johnny Football, stop being so annoying.
2. Dwight Howard
Besides complaining about playing for a bad team and a coach he didn't like in Orlando and getting his coach fired, getting a shot to play with the Los Angeles Lakers after demanding his way out of Orlando and complaining the entire time he was in Los Angeles, he's a pretty good guy. I don't think any athlete can be as irking as baby Dwight.
1. Tim Tebow
I'm going to say this, it's not Tim Tebow's fault that he's so annoying -- it's mostly the attention he gets from big media outlets. However, that just gives people a negative perspective of the guy. Who wants to hear about every move he's making? Who cares if he's in Hawaii? He ate a cheeseburger? Who cares. Sorry, Tim, but you might be the most annoying covered athlete in sports -- you are a good guy, though.