The Most Overly Dramatic Athletes

2012 NBA All-Star Game

3. Kobe Bryant, NBA

Bynum’s former—and potentially future—teammate with the Lakers, Kobe Bryant is a fireball for drama. We love the guy’s game, competitiveness and mysterious wit, but it’s no secret that “The Black Mamba” really enjoys the dramatics. From his clashes with former big men Shaquille O’Neal, Dwight Howard and even at one point Bynum, Bryant has also gotten into it with other former teammates who have called him out since their departures from the Lakers. Add in his flare for the dramatics of his battling through injuries, game-winning shots and desire to stay on top, and this dude seems to use the drama to fuel him.

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