The 20 Most-Hated Duke Players of All Time

5. Cherokee Parks

Years Played: 1991-95
NCAA Accomplishments: Averaged 12.5 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 0.8 assists and helped Duke reach one Final Four and win one National Championship
NBA Career: Averaged 4.4 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 0.6 assists during nine seasons in the league

In 1991, the basketball gods decided that they really, REALLY hated us. So, rather than give us another guy from Duke named "Danny" or "Bobby," they mixed it up a little and gave us Cherokeea tall, unathletic, immobile center who got his name from his great-grandmother who was a Cherokee Indian. And then, as if that wasn't bad enough, they had him go through a major identity crisis once he got to the NBA and cover his arms and hands in tattoos just to make him look even more ridiculous than he already did. No wonder he wound up playing for seven different teams in nine seasons. The NBA hated him almost as much as we did.

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