From LeBron James (allegedly) ousting David Blatt to Dennis Rodman colliding with every authority figure that came in his path, the NBA is never more than 5 minutes away from a player vs. coach feud that casts a shadow over the entire organization.
No other team sport has the amount of friction cast between one individual and a head coach. With superstars earning millions of dollars, and only five players aloud on the court, basketball beats out soccer for needing a leader to take control of a game and lead by example.
So many wedges can be driven between player and coach – contracts, endorsement deals, agents behind the scenes, team dynamics and just simple personal differences. More than likely, the coach will also be one or two generations the senior of the group he is coaching, making it sometimes difficult to relate.
There have been some beauties in the past, but we’ve come up with the top 10 craziest player vs. coach feuds in the NBA to date.
Click ‘NEXT PAGE’ for #10