First of all, this countdown is just for fun and nothing more. We don’t believe, at least for the most part, that these athletes are shitty human beings. We are just listing the players who have demonstrated douche bag tendencies more than a few times in their career. Funny enough, I am big time fan of some of these guys – so please, don’t take it personally if your favorite athlete is listed. Anyway, here are the “Top 50 Douche Bags in Sports History”. Enjoy.
50. Michael Irvin
Coming from the University of Miami, Irvin had a mean streak. He was part of the teams known by the Notre Dame fans as the convicts and him and his teammates rewrote the personal foul list in the NCAA rule book. Just watch ESPN’s 30 for 30 on the U and you will very quickly see that the people that played on those teams were bred as dickheads, but they were great at doing it and they made one of the greatest dynasties in College Football history because of those attitudes. We grew to hate Irvin, but you had to respect how talented the man was.
49. Isiah Thomas
One of the most important players on the Bad Boys, Thomas really knew how to get under the skin of his opponents, as did his teammates. He was a feisty small man who played extremely physical with dominating defense. Thomas was named to the All-NBA First team three times and is the Pistons’ all-time leader in points, steals, games played and assists. He ranks fifth in NBA history in assists and ranks ninth in NBA history in steals. Thomas was known for his dribbling ability as well as his ability to drive to the basket and score.