The NBA has tried for years to crack down on unsportsmanlike conduct and players' gripes about foul calls. And this year, the league took a controversial step in doing so: Players will now receive more technicals for overreacting to referees' calls. In light of this move, here's a look at players, such as Kobe Bryant, who should be a bit concerned. After all, they're known for being some of the league's biggest complainers.
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A four-time NBA champion, Duncan is known for his quiet and unassuming ways on the court. Unfortunately, he's also known for complaining about no-calls.
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Like Kobe, LeBron is one of the league's greatest players. And like Kobe, LeBron likes to whine.
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Like many of his Celtics' teammates, Pierce has a reputation for questioning the refs' calls.
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If anyone has the potential to fill Rasheed Wallace's shoes as the league's King of Technicals, it's Perkins, who received 16 T's last season.
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In the 2010 playoffs, Ray Allen compiled 70 percent of the Celtics complaints. This is a fact; the Wall Street Journal kept a running tally.
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The Hawks forward started every game for last season and averaged 15.7 points. He probably also averaged 15.7 complaints per game.
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The Spurs' sixth man has mastered the art of whining without getting caught: He received one one technical last season, which was later rescinded after league review.
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Despite his nickname, Anthony is anything but mellow when officials call him for a foul.
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The always-playful big man has a knack for picking up technicals. He had a league-leading 17 T's last season ... and that's without cursing, which he claims he never does.
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The Knicks signed a $100-million complainer who racked up 13 technicals last year.
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The Pistons' guard is annually among the league leaders in technical fouls.
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Nash, who seems even-keeled, is anything but when he gets a call he disagrees with.
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Dirk doesn't mess around when he's upset with a call. Which may explain his 10 technicals last season.
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The Bobcats' leading scorer tied for fifth in technicals last season with 13. And that's an improvement over the 18 he received (enough for a second-place finish) in 2008-09 with Golden State.
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Davis has been criticized for not playing well with his teammates. He's also been criticized for not playing nice with referees.
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