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Kevin Durant Wins Gold In Men’s Individual Basketball

RIO DE JANEIRO—Beating out Serbian Nikola Jokic by .87 points in order to claim the all-around title, U.S. forward Kevin Durant won Olympic gold Friday in men’s individual basketball, becoming the first man to win consecutive golds in the competition since Gary Payton at the 1996 and 2000 Games.

Michael Phelps Spots Estranged Father Poseidon In Stands

RIO DE JANEIRO—Immediately recognizing the booming, thunderous voice he hadn’t heard since he was 5 years old as he warmed up ahead of his first heat in the 200-meter individual medley, U.S. Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps reportedly spotted his long-estranged father, Poseidon, God of the Sea, cheering for him Thursday in the stands of the Olympic Aquatics Stadium.
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Historically Bad Sportsmanship

LeBron James raised some eyebrows when he walked off the court without shaking hands with the Magic, but it was hardly the worst display of sportsmanship ever seen.

1919: Moments after throwing the final game of the World Series, the bitter Chicago White Sox further disgrace the sport by refusing to say "good game" while shaking hands with the Cincinnati Reds

1973: Though she wins the Battle of the Sexes against male tennis player Bobby Riggs, Billie Jean King refuses to come to center court for the traditional French kiss

1973: During his fight with the Islanders' Gary Howatt, Flyers wing Dave Schultz doesn't stop at removing Howatt's jersey, but slowly and seductively removes his shorts, skates, and socks as well

1988: Angered at being a distant 80th pick in the NFL draft, Bill Romanowski punches NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle in the face

1991: Showing complete disregard for all things good and noble, Shawn Michaels callously attacks his own tag team partner, Marty Jannetty

1992: Jockey Jorge Chavez gets on the back of a horse and whips it repeatedly while forcing it to run as fast as it can

1994: O.J. Simpson murders his ex-wife

1997: Mike Tyson whispers some hurtful things into Evander Holyfield's ear while biting it off

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