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10 Horrible NBA Teammates That Crossed The Line

10 Horrible NBA Teammates That Crossed The Line

Camaraderie and friendship aren't always found in the NBA, as ego can get in the way as well as the desire to prove their worth in order to get more touches, more minutes, and eventually, more money.

Over the course of history, some players have been known for being easy going buddies everybody loves to be around, while others don’t have such a nice fame and image among their peers.

Being a bad teammate can be as toxic as being a bad player, and regardless of how talented you are, you can find your bags packed at the end of the day if nobody’s willing to play next to you. Today, we’re going to talk about 10 horrible teammates that definitely crossed the line.

10. DeMarcus Cousins


DeMarcus Cousins has never hesitated to get everybody a piece of his mind, regardless of he’s talking about his coach, teammates, rivals, media or even the entire organization, so he’s never been something quite pleasant to be around.

Cousins has truly hurt his teams by piling up technicals and dumb ejections, not to mention the fact that his so-called desire to win has made him one of the most undesirable teammates in the league after he constantly gotten into their faces following a loss.

9. Kevin Durant


Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook had something of the likes of a bromance during his early years with the Thunder, working out together during the summer and almost single-handedly leading the team to Championship contention, until KD decided to bail on them and join the very team that had beaten them.

Moreover, he went on to social media with one of his reported burners account to state that “he did what was best to him, as he couldn’t win a Championship with those cats”. Truth or not, Durant instantly became one of the league’s most hated players, even though he winds up winning back-to-back trophies and Finals MVPs.

8. D’Angelo Russell

Nov 10, 2016; Sacramento, CA, USA;  Los Angeles Lakers guard D'Angelo Russell (1) looks on against the Sacramento Kings during the second half at Golden 1 Center. The Lakers won the game 101-91. Mandatory Credit: Sergio Estrada-USA TODAY Sports

Mandatory Credit: Sergio Estrada-USA TODAY Sports

D’Angelo Russell’s career didn’t get off to the start everybody expected, as he struggled to adapt both on and off the hardwood amid his rookie season, and making the headlines for all but good reasons after he snitched on his very own teammate.

Russell recorded Nick Young on tape stating that he had cheated on Iggy Azalea, who he was dating at the time. Needless to say, he was instantly labeled as a snitch and lost all respects from his teammates.

7. Tony Parker


Tony Parker was known to be a gentleman off and on the court, and one of the most beloved players in San Antonio Spurs history, so this may come as a bit of a surprise. See, back when Brent Barry was a member of the Spurs, he and his (former) wife were actually pretty close to Tony and Eva Longoria.

Both couples would go out to dinner multiple times a week until Eva Longoria went through Parker’s text messages and found out him and Barry’s wife were exchanging heated texts. Just a couple months later, both couples filed for divorce.

6. Adam Morrison


Adam Morrison

As a matter of fact, Adam Morrison didn’t actually have bad intentions or the desire to hurt people around him, but his lack of personal hygiene made him one of the most undesirable teammates to be around, according to Jared Dudley.

Amid the 2008 campaign, Dudley stated that Morrison was by far the most disgusting teammate he had ever had because he ‘never showered’, up to the point that Gerald Wallace had to actually force him to take a bath. ‘He should be ashamed of himself’, Dudley added.

5. Stephon Marbury


Just when Marbury’s career was about to take off amid him joining the New York Knicks, he was constantly going at it with coach Isiah Thomas, arguing over and over about Stephon’s -lack of- work ethic or overall bad attitude.

Things got so bad between the two that at some point the altercation went physical after Thomas threatened with removing Marbury from the starting 5, up to the point where the Knicks organization actually banned him from attending any Knicks game on Madison Square Garden.

4. Derek Fisher


Despite being one of the most beloved players of the Kobe Bryant era with the Lakers, Fisher wasn’t so nice as he seemed, or at least that’s what Matt Barnes would have to say after what the point guard did to him. Imagine being in a situation where Matt Barnes is not to blame, well, that’s just how bad Fisher was to him.

Apparently, Matt Barnes’ son told him during a facetime call that “his mom’s friend Derek was there”, causing Barnes to lose it and rush to his wife’s house to fight Fisher. According to reports, Barnes actually kicked Fisher’s butt. Even though they were going through a divorce process, he definitely crossed the line.

3. Gilbert Arenas

Credit: Getty Images

Credit: Getty Images

Gilbert Arenas was considered to be one of the best point guards and scorers in the league during his prime, but he was also known for being such a pain in the butt to everybody around him, up to the point where his bad decisions got him out of the league for good.

Following a gambling altercation with Javaris Crittenton, Gilbert was so freakingly out of place that he actually brought guns to the Wizards locker room to pull them in Crittenton’s face, one of the most incredibly horrible stories this league has ever seen.

2. Jason Richardson

Sep 29, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guard Jason Richardson (23) during media day at the Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

There was a time when Jason Richardson was one of the best entertainers in the league with his explosive dunks and crafty plays, but he wasn’t nearly half as good off the court, especially with the star of his team, the beloved Steve Nash.

See, back in 2010, when Nash’s wife (a white woman) was giving birth to his son, the baby actually came out to be black, and the baby was supposed to be Richardson’s. Even though media stated that it was just a rumor, Nash got a divorce right away, while Phoenix traded J-Rich to the Magic, so you do the math.

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1. Latrell Sprewell

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And finally, Latrell Sprewell may be considered the worst teammate in the history of the game, as he has not one, but several stories regarding poor behavior, like the time he stated that his 21 million dollar contract wasn’t even enough to take care of his family.

He also got into a fist fight with his own teammate Jerome Kersey and even threatened to kill his coach PJ Carlesimo, not to mention his constant ball hogging and his desire to constantly show off.