Top 5 NBA players with the most haters in basketball history

NBA Players with Most Haters: Find out the most disliked NBA players who have faced significant criticism from fans only on Sports.Info.

Varun Sarwate
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Some people around the world love watching NBA games and have their personal favourite teams and players. NBA is one of the most watched leagues in the world due to Stephen Curry, LeBron James, Michael Jordan etc. Many fans around the world love to watch the NBA and have favourite teams as well as players. But many people around the world hate NBA players and teams.

If your favourite player is playing in the team and it’s losing you choose a player from another team and start to hate him because he is the reason your team is losing the game. A normal game in the NBA is surrounded by many things which include, players, heated talks, fouls etc. 

Hence on that note, we take Top 5 players in NBA who are hated most:


5. Joel Embiid:


Source: Forbes

Philadelphia 76ers forward Joel Embiid is one of the most hated players in the NBA. He is known for his rubbish talks to other players due to which the player gets frustrated and the game gets heated up. His heat-up argument with Karl-Anthony is famous in NBA history. He is the one to keep opponent players distracting players mind from the game.

4. LeBron James:


Even though LeBron James is one of the greatest players in NBA history, he has been hated by many players and fans. When LeBron James is on the court he tries to argue with officials and players. Though LeBron James has won four NBA Titles with three different teams is the regarded as ‘King’.

3. Kyrie Irving:

Source: Yahoo Sports

The hatred for Kyrie Irving began when he wanted a trade away from LeBron and Cleveland. In 2017, he allegedly moved to Boston because he disliked the fact that LeBron was the team's focal point. After an upsetting postseason defeat to the Bucks in 2019, he moved to Brooklyn. Irving cemented his reputation as one of the most despised NBA players with his personal decision not to be vaccinated, as well as sharing a link to an antisemitic film and failing to apologise, which forced the Nets to suspend him. 

2. Draymond Green:


Draymond Green is one of the most favourite players by the Golden State Warriors but is the most hated player by another team’s fan base. Many people like to talks about him as he is surrounded with controversy all the time. His rivalry with LeBron James is most talked thing in the NBA history. Though he plays with Stephen Curry he is not afraid of taking on big names.

1. Kevin Durant:


Kevin Durant was the NBA's most despised player when he joined the Golden State Warriors in search of easy championships. The transfer to the Brooklyn Nets generated some favourable buzz to KD's name when he had a fantastic 2021 post-season series but fell short against the Milwaukee Bucks. Durant's status as the team's best player served as a reminder to the basketball world of his greatness. However, a trade demand in the offseason remade him the most despised person.

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