7 Locker Room CANCERS That SAVED Their Careers

19. Sij 2021.
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Over the last month, James Harden’s reputation as a teammate reached its all-time low point, and the controversies surrounding his weight, failure to show up to practice, poor attitude in games, publicly criticising his teammates finally got him traded to the Brooklyn Nets.
This got me thinking about players who were labeled locker room cancers and never managed to shake it off - guys like Shawn Kemp, Latrell Sprewell, Ricky Davis, Bonzi Wells, Stephon Marbury - obviously a lot of talent there but they caused such a headache for coaches, teammates, and fan bases to the point where many teams decided were better off without them, and to the average NBA fan and analyst, they’re the guys who “never figured it out”. But what if they were simply unlucky and never landed in the right situation?
On the contrary we’ve also seen players who were able to transform from locker room cancers into valued assets - even leaders, and how winning by itself can change your reputation even if it’s probably not entirely merited.
What up everybody, my name is Stefan and this is Heat Check, let’s get into it.
Starting off with the man you knew had to be on this list - Dennis Roman, the man who shows that winning can erase pretty much any mistakes you make along the way. After Coach Chuck Daly resigned as Pistons head coach, Dennis Rodman lost what in his own words was a kind of a father figure, and started engaging in some truly bizarre behavior from that point on. From missing preseason camp, falling asleep in his car with a loaded rifle, arguing with the Spurs front office, getting into brawls, being suspended...the list goes on and on...Rodman would find ways to manipulate the media and his teammates to maximum effect, so if you relied on his discipline and maturity, your team was in trouble...but, if you already have a well-oiled machine, strong culture and hierarchy, you had a chance to do something special with his talents, and that’s what happened when the Bulls added him to a roster that had Jordan, Pippen, Kukoc, Harper, and of course Phil Jackson...on his first season with the Bulls, they went 72-10 and won the Championship, but here is again that question - did Rodman actually mature, or were the optics better because he was in a stable, winning environment, where his wild behavior was just a minor distraction instead of a deal-breaker?
Next...DeShawn Stevenson was one of those players who was never a special talent, but had an ego of a superstar and often caused problems with both teammates and opponents. Most of you will remember his beef with LeBron when he was on the Wizards, but less known are his off-court problems with the law, people getting shot at his home, sexual assault allegations, you can look it all up...and these things tend to make their way into the lockerroom and team culture, it’s hard to focus on basketball with all of that happening around you...but in 2011, under the leadership of Rick Carlisle Dirk and Jason Kidd- DeShawn became a reliable rotation player for the Mavs, making 56% of his 3s in the Finals and playing a solid role in winning the championship - fittingly, against his old rival LeBron.
Not all guys have to win championships to turn their reputation around. Zach Randolph was drafted by the Blazers during the JailBlazers era, so he picked up some bad tendencies...he got into fights with teammates, got arrested for underage drinking and drugs, gun shots were heard from his property, sexual assault accusations, and he also got saddled with a bad reputation on the court, like not trying on defense and outright refusing to play when he was on the Clippers. Then he was traded to the Grizzlies and turned a new page, under Coach Lionel Hollins, with teammates like Marc Gasol and Mike Conley, he became one of the most beloved teammates and a fan favorite. The long-time announcer for Z-Bo’s High School team said that “Zach is like a chameleon, if you and I are sitting in a room and Zach comes in for a half hour, he would fit in perfectly. But then he can walk right out of that door and get in a vehicle with two guys he has no business being around, he can fall right into that trap and fit in. Whoever he’s with, he can assume that identity.”

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  • It really hurt me to see Butler here, White Kyrie. I think media pays more attention to "bad behaviours" -even tho they are not bad at all- than lazy behaviour like the ones taken by Towns and Wiggins.

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    • How does he chokes it? LOL everyone miss game winners lol Its just a normal shot that didnt go in... haters be like skip complaining about lebrons😂

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  • Dwight Howard had Orlando in his pocket and then decided to throw it in the trash the way he left. People still to this day around here will say yeah he was amazing to watch when in Orlando but fuck him!

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    • 100% agree.

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  • Free Beal from WB cancer !!

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    • phil jackson too

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  • There is a diffrence between these players and harden. Harden isn’t a competitor

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  • To sum up: you need a strong Franchise Player, a coach who can manage a team and a winning culture. Of simply LBJ or Mamba or MJ

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  • Better put on those glasses when you shoot too.

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  • Artest wasn’t really cancer except for the malice in the palace. He was a great enforcer and a leader as shown in sacramento, houston, and LA

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    • he was a pos dirty player.

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  • Looks like lakers save careers😅🙌

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  • Lets face it, in a real fist fight Cousins would kick Zac Randolph's butt.

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  • What took you so long man???

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  • Your last shot is a cancer😂😂😂good work man

  • Jimmy Butler was never really a cancer to begin with

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    • @i took it personal yeah but overreacting does not make u a cancer, it wasn’t nice of course but it probably was for the better of the team. He is extremely competitive and will do everything for the wins

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    • He did overreact

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  • 7:22 *Jr Smith has entered the chat*

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  • Great video. There is way more cancers in NBA and there was in a past. How about Westbrook? You could continue this series

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    • You may think that his style of play isn't winning basketball but that doesn't make him a locker room cancer. Paul George, Victor Oladipo, Serge Ibaka, Enes Kanter, Austin Rivers, Doug McDermott, Steven Adams, Eric Gordon etc. have all publically said that Russ is a great teammate both on and off the court.

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    • No he's not. Stop it.

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  • Bad miss at the end

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  • Why would say Shawn Kemp was labeled a locker room cancer? He had issues off the court much later in his career, but I’ve never heard anyone say he wasn’t a good teammate or locker room guy.

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    • idk

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    • @thairob Got it, in the little intro portion there in the beginning. Thanks!

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    • @Jonathan T No, he mentioned Shawn Kemp as being considered a cancer in the beginning of the video

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    • I think he said DeShawn Stevenson, not Shawn Kemp lol

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  • Butler was not the cancer, the wolves were not trying and he tried to help them by getting them to work hard. Butler is a person who will not give up until he can't do anything.

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  • Kyrie is the real locker room cancer. Dude hasn't been the same after he left Lebron.

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  • Rainy day got nothin to do. Thanks you gave me a nice vid so i can through this boring day GOAT.

  • D. Cousins back in the Kings, karma is a bitch, he never got that big contract...

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  • after seeing jimmy on the jj redick podcast i am convinced that the whole philly organization is the cancer and jimmy was the only good guy lmao

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    • @John Martin Cantorne i didnt grow up watching basketball but i think AI was robbed by refs

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    • It's okay man. Look at Philly's karma. Even when AI played for them as if it's like they were cursed not to win.

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    • @Nogah Lerman for real? thats crazy. hope the dude in charge who posted it got fired lmao

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    • Philly media is cancer they insult fultz by taking videos while his practicing free throws with his awkward shooting form

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  • Maturity? ❌ Putting up w/ the fact that if they didn't change for the better, no team would want them, and they'll go broke? ✔️✔️✔️

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    • Yea it's about money at the end of the day

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  • i hope kyrie doesnt become a locker room cancer and ruin the nets' championship chances

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    • He's a locker room madman.

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  • And people say LeBron is too soft lol

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  • James Harden in a fat suit is too funny, it is a shame it came to that in the first place.

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  • Idk why people are so quick to say a player is a locker room cancer in the first place. They act like they're a villain or something whenever it's the culture of them that's the problem like Jimmy Butler in Minnesota for example

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    • Jimmy is the most recent example because you can see where Minnesota is currently compared to when he was on the team. Andrew Wiggins even said he had no problems with Jimmy butler. Jimmy butler just has a stern personality and he won't change for nobody. As Jimmy said Philly made things awkward by changing the system that was working so he would be one of the focal points instead of ben simmons. Do we see any of his currently or old teammates bad mouthing him no its just the media making a big deal of things. Now the media can't say anything because what he does fits with the miami culture

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    • bc some of them actually were

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