Thursday, 25 April 2013

Athletes Whose Personalities Overshadow Their Talent

Sometimes, it's fine when athletes use their larger-than-life personalities to make names for themselves, especially when they don't have the talent to do their talking on the court or on the field.
Professional sports are filled with Good Guy types who make us laugh, sometimes make us cry (in a good way) and give us moments that we'll never forget.

But professional sports are also filled with suspect characters who will forever be known for something entirely unrelated to their jobs—like, for instance, bringing a gun to the locker room or just being really, really dumb. Because of those indiscreet identifiers, nobody really remembers much of anything that has to do with their talent.

In this column we are going to be looking at the guys who will forever be known for their personalities rather than their skills—the good, the bad and the ugly.



Everyone in the world knows who Kris Humphries is. Like, girls who have never watched an NBA game in their life and who probably couldn't point out the three-point line know the intricate details of Kris Humphries' existence. That is not something to be proud of, Humphries.

What this Brooklyn Nets plaayer has shown us is that becoming a household name can have virtually nothing to do with talent, and the two can certainly have an inverse relationship. Humphries is an average-at-best player on a good team, but he's also one of the most recognizable faces on that team because he married an equally despicable reality TV star.



Of course, after Humprhies married and then split from Kim Kardashian in the span of 72 days, he milked his newfound fame for all it was worth. He used his celebrity status to get into clubs and parties, and he appeared on more Us Weekly covers than any other athlete in the history of mankind. Again, not something to be proud of.

        kris humphries settles with kim kardashian because he feels sorry for her
It is somewhat mind-blowing that a guy who averages 6.7 points sand 5.5 rebounds per game in his career is one of the most famous players in the league, but that's our world for you.


  1. guy David Beckham is meant 2 be ontop of this list

  2. this shiit cray... the most famous player is the deadest. C'est la vie