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Basketball Teams with the Most Annoying Fans 

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Updated April 20, 2020 16.8k votes 2.4k voters 35.2k views 55 items

List Rules Vote for the teams based on how annoying their fans are and not on the team's accomplishments. College and pro teams permitted

The basketball teams with the most annoying fans are the college basketball and National Basketball Association teams whose fans don't just cheer until they can no longer speak, but annoy the heck out of opposing fans. From the overly confident fans to the whiny to the delusional, fans of these basketball teams are some of the most annoying fans in all of sports.

For fans of teams that constantly see success on the court, such as the Los Angeles Lakers, the Boston Celtics and the Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team, losing a game or series feels like a complete catastrophe. The high esteem in which they hold their team means they never think they should lose and have many highly annoying conspiracy theories to explain a defeat like the unfair officials or the untimely injury of a star player. While not all Laker, Celtic or Wildcat fans are this way, listening to the ones who are this annoying gets old after about five minutes.

On the other end of the spectrum, fans of teams that are consistently bad are just as annoying. Ever talked to a Toronto Raptors fan? Ever heard them say anything positive about their sad basketball team? How about Cleveland Cavalier fans? Listening to them boo hoo about never being able to win, with or without LeBron James, is slightly more entertaining than undergoing a root canal.

Just like the athletes with the most annoying fans being around fans of these basketball teams is sometimes more hassle than it is pleasure. Whether these fans are in love with their NCAA Basketball teams or whine about their NBA team, all are beyond annoying.


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Los Angeles Lakers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Basketball Teams with the Most Annoying Fans
Los Angeles, Western Conference
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Duke Blue Devils men's b... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Basketball Teams with the Most Annoying Fans
Durham, Atlantic Coast Conference
3
Golden State Warriors is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Basketball Teams with the Most Annoying Fans
San Francisco, Western Conference
4
Miami Heat is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Basketball Teams with the Most Annoying Fans
Miami, Eastern Conference
5
Kentucky Wildcats men's ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Basketball Teams with the Most Annoying Fans
Lexington, Southeastern Conference
6
Cleveland Cavaliers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Basketball Teams with the Most Annoying Fans
Cleveland, Eastern Conference
7
Boston Celtics is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Basketball Teams with the Most Annoying Fans
Boston, Eastern Conference
8
New York Knicks is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Basketball Teams with the Most Annoying Fans
New York City, Eastern Conference
9
North Carolina Tar Heels... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Basketball Teams with the Most Annoying Fans
Chapel Hill, Atlantic Coast Conference
10
Ohio State Buckeyes men'... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Basketball Teams with the Most Annoying Fans
Columbus, Big Ten Conference
11
Kansas Jayhawks Men's Ba... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Basketball Teams with the Most Annoying Fans
Lawrence, Big 12 Conference
12
Oklahoma City Thunder is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Basketball Teams with the Most Annoying Fans
Oklahoma City, Western Conference
13
Florida Gators men's bas... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Basketball Teams with the Most Annoying Fans
Gainesville, Southeastern Conference
14
Houston Rockets is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Basketball Teams with the Most Annoying Fans
Houston, Western Conference
15
Chicago Bulls is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Basketball Teams with the Most Annoying Fans
Chicago, Eastern Conference
16
Los Angeles Clippers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Basketball Teams with the Most Annoying Fans
earlthegoose added Los Angeles, Western Conference
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Michigan Wolverines men'... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Basketball Teams with the Most Annoying Fans
Ann Arbor, Big Ten Conference
18
Brooklyn Nets is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Basketball Teams with the Most Annoying Fans
Brooklyn, Eastern Conference
19
UCLA Bruins men's basket... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Basketball Teams with the Most Annoying Fans
Los Angeles, Pacific-12 Conference
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Philadelphia 76ers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Basketball Teams with the Most Annoying Fans
Philadelphia, Eastern Conference
21
Indiana Hoosiers men's b... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Basketball Teams with the Most Annoying Fans
Bloomington, Big Ten Conference
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Connecticut Huskies men'... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Basketball Teams with the Most Annoying Fans
Storrs, Big East Conference
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BYU Cougars men's basket... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Basketball Teams with the Most Annoying Fans
tweiler added Provo, West Coast Conference
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Purdue Boilermakers men'... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Basketball Teams with the Most Annoying Fans
West Lafayette, Big Ten Conference
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San Antonio Spurs is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Basketball Teams with the Most Annoying Fans
San Antonio, Western Conference