10 Unforgettable Sports Meltdowns

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  • Angel Matos
  • Shaquille O'Neal
  • Kobe Bryant
  • John McEnroe
  • Serena Williams
  • Bobby Knight
  • Zinedine Zidane
  • Mike Tyson
  • Latrell Sprewell
  • Mike Rice

Kobe Bryant

In 2001, Shaq's former teammate was the subject of scrutiny after the Lakers guard abused an NBA ref with a homosexual slur. Kobe Bryant later apologized for his choice of words and appeared in a PSA promoting tolerance. (Photo: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)