The 20 Most-Hated Duke Players of All Time

2. J.J. Redick

Years Played: 2002-06
NCAA Accomplishments: Averaged 19.9 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 2.2 assists and helped Duke reach one Final Four
NBA Career: Averaging 9.3 points, 1.8 rebounds, and 2.0 assists through seven seasons in the league

Although we're sure they're used to it by now, a lot of the players on this list probably don't take a whole lot of pride in the fact that they're "hated." But, that's not the case for Redick. During his Duke career, he made it a point to antagonize opposing fans after knocking down threes. And, they hated him for it.

But, as he explained at the time, all the hate he received from them didn't bother him in the least. "I don't think my relationship with opposing fans is a love-hate relationship," he said. "I think it's a hate-hate relationship. I don't think the fans really like me. I think it's because I play for Duke. But, to be honest with you, I love that kind of stuff. I enjoy getting heckled. For some reason, it really gets my competitive juices flowing." Doesn't that just make you hate him more?

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