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The Most Hated Active NBA Players  

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List Rules Please rank the players only on their unpopularity

Who are the most hated active NBA players in 2019-2020? Clearly, this list is totally subjective. A player who is worshipped by fans of one team is likely going to be hated by the fan base of a rival team. That's what makes sports so great: Everyone has an opinion. Now, vote for the NBA player or players who hate the most and rerank this list in any order you want. Your reranks will affect the overall rankings on this list.

Just because a current NBA player is hated, doesn't mean he's a bad player. In some cases, it's quite the opposite: Anyone care to argue that LeBron James isn't one of the greatest current players in the NBA, and possibly one of the best NBA players of all time? If you're a huge NBA fan, you might also want to vote on these lists of the best wing players, power forwards and shooting guards in basketball, too.

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Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Hated Active NBA Players
Los Angeles Lakers

Why is he hated?: The locker room issues with teammates and coaches in his career made Dwight Howard a hated man by many fans and peers.

2
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Hated Active NBA Players
Los Angeles Lakers

Why is he hated?: LeBron James is clearly an all-time great, but the prima donna antics of demanding trades rub some fans the wrong way.

3
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Hated Active NBA Players
Brooklyn Nets

Why is he hated?: The decision to join the Golden State Warriors for a few seasons and his social media antics led to KD becoming an NBA villain.

4
Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Hated Active NBA Players
Los Angeles Lakers

Why is he hated?: Rondo's annoying tendencies on the court caused clashes with Ray Allen, Chris Paul, and many NBA fans.

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J. R. Smith is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Hated Active NBA Players

Why is he hated?: When you forget the score in the final seconds of an NBA Finals game, you're bound to become a hated player in the league.

6
DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Hated Active NBA Players
Los Angeles Lakers

Why is he hated?: Cursing out NBA opponents, rival fans, and reporters made Boogie a disliked figure in the league.

7
Draymond Green is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Hated Active NBA Players
Bob McCactus added Golden State Warriors

Why is he hated?: The history of talking trash and dirty plays hurt the reputation of Draymond.

8
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Hated Active NBA Players
Houston Rockets

Why is he hated?: The ball-hogging style and ISO dominant play makes Harden tough to watch at times.

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Joakim Noah is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Hated Active NBA Players

Why is he hated?: Noah's trash talking and physical play has most fans showing zero sympathy for his recent NBA struggles.

10
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Hated Active NBA Players
Houston Rockets

Why is he hated?: Intentionally stat hunting for the triple double made Russ a heavily criticized player, especially with his recent postseason failures.

11
Patrick Beverley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Hated Active NBA Players
Los Angeles Clippers

Why is he hated?: Pat Bev is the player that loves being hated as seen with his physical style of play bordering on dirty.

12
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Hated Active NBA Players
Golden State Warriors

Why is he hated?: Steph loves to showboat when winning which makes it easy to enjoy the downfall of the Warriors.

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Lonzo Ball is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Hated Active NBA Players
Lonzo Ball New Orleans Pelicans

Why is he hated?: Lonzo's dad LaVar made him a hated figure entering the league by saying he's already the best point guard in the game.

14
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Hated Active NBA Players
Oklahoma City Thunder

Why is he hated?: CP3's trash talk and frequent complaints to the officials have turned many against him.

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Grayson Allen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Hated Active NBA Players
TRENT13 added Memphis Grizzlies

Why is he hated?: A history of dirty plays at Duke University made Allen a hated man before even joinng the NBA.

16
Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Hated Active NBA Players
Detroit Pistons

Why is he hated?: Blake's history of injuries caused many fans to give up on the talented big man.

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Marcus Smart is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Hated Active NBA Players
TRENT13 added Boston Celtics

Why is he hated?: Smart's physical style of play makes the kind of player Celtics fan like on their team, but everyone else hates.

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Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Hated Active NBA Players
Jack Holbrook Jr. added Brooklyn Nets

Why is he hated?: Chemistry issues in Cleveland and Boston earned Kyrie a negative reputation in recent years.

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Pau Gasol is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Hated Active NBA Players
Portland Trail Blazers

Why is he hated?: Critics of Gasol believe he only won two NBA Championships because of Kobe Bryant.

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Austin Rivers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Hated Active NBA Players
TRENT13 added Houston Rockets

Why is he hated?: Austin getting his biggest opportunity from his dad Doc coaching the Clippers caused many to question his skill.

21
Deron Williams is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Hated Active NBA Players

Why is he hated?: The lack of hunger and frequent injuries for Williams on the Nets doomed the franchise and lost his standing as a top point guard.

22
Paul George is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Hated Active NBA Players
Los Angeles Clippers

Why is he hated?: Many consider PG a front runner for leaving two teams to become second fiddle to Kawhi on the Clippers.

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JaVale McGee is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Hated Active NBA Players
Los Angeles Lakers

Why is he hated?: The hit list of embarrassing plays made McGee a punch line for Shaquille O'Neal and the NBA fans.

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Robin Lopez is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Hated Active NBA Players
TRENT13 added Milwaukee Bucks

Why is he hated?: You're bound to become hated when you pick fights with lovable mascots like RoLo does.

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Enes Kanter is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Hated Active NBA Players
TRENT13 added Boston Celtics

Why is he hated?: Kanter loves talking trash and trolling even though he's nowhere near superstar status.