There have been many, many unpopular players in the NBA's 60-plus years of existence. Fans cheer their home team and enjoy booing their foes.
Some players, though, have crossed over from popular to despised.
Whether it be controversial remarks, hard-nosed play, a perceived bad attitude or a guy being so good that he breaks hearts nationwide, there's never been a shortage of ballers to hate.
Some guys are also just, well, annoying, and the 24/7 news cycle has certainly ratcheted up the disdain for anyone who does something to draw the ire of fans.
There are surely those who are hated, but did not make the list. Which players have you found to be utterly impossible to root for? Please, share them with us all.
Enough with formalities already. Let's take a look at some of the most hated players in professional basketball history.
Good list and I don't really have a problem with the order of the list (Reggie should have definitely been higher on the list) I have a problem with who was left of this this list, but how do you not add the likes of Jayson Williams, the mofo that shot some innocent limo driver. What about the other Jason Williams aka White Chocolate, now I don't hate him but many people did because of his tatted up meth addict look. Or how about Christian Laettner yeah the Duke legend never became a NBA star but everyone hated him. Or my personal favorite Isaiah "J.R." Rider, guy not only was an NBA bust, but he was hated where ever he went. Pretty sure he is broke and spending the rest of his life in jail.