In a recent interview, Kevin Durant said he understands why he doesn’t receive more support for individual awards like Defensive Player of the Year.
“Pure hate for me, obviously,” the Warriors star and back-to-back Finals MVP said.
To which many fans rolled their eyes and thought, classic K.D.—melodramatic and sensitive.
Even the world’s biggest Durant stan—the one person who has watched Thunderstruck more than once—probably understands why the gifted forward annoys so many NBA fans.
But Durant is far from the only player these days who receives “pure hate.” Actually, there are quite a few. Below, check out the 20 most hated players in the NBA today.
Honorable Mentions: Tristan Thompson, Austin Rivers, J.J. Redick, Hassan Whiteside, Kyrie Irving, Dwyane Wade, Gordon Hayward, J.R. Smith, Joel Embiid, Matthew Dellavedova, Derrick Rose, Evan Turner, and Paul George.