Originally Posted by FiveO
He was and has always been an *****hole, albiet a talented one, which for some excuses all.
And these are probably the same ones who are outraged by Sharapova's shrieking. Yet when it comes to McEnroe, he is just "giving his all" to the game.
And he is one shrewd scamster, as you point out. His outrages are very timely, and off the court, he is very clever when it comes to opportunities to make money. He counteracts all this with an underdog image as the guy who took on the USTA or always played the Davis Cup.