The 20 Most Hated NBA Players Today

From rookies like Trae Young to stars like Kevin Durant, some players have more haters than fans. Here are the most hated players in the NBA.

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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.

20. Trae Young

Jason Getz

19. Grayson Allen

Sergio Estrada

18. John Wall

Stephen R. Sylvanie

17. Kelly Olynyk

Jasen Vinlove

16. Lonzo Ball

Gary A. Vasquez

15. Zaza Pachulia

Ken Blaze

14. Blake Griffin

Raj Mehta

13. James Harden

Erik Williams

12. Steph Curry

Mike DiNovo

11. Draymond Green

Wendell Cruz

10. DeMarcus Cousins

Wendell Cruz

9. Russell Westbrook

Alonzo Adams

8. Kawhi Leonard

Nick Turchiaro

7. Rajon Rondo

Jayne Kamin Oncea

6. Chris Paul

Jayne Kamin Oncea

5. Carmelo Anthony

Robert Hanashiro

4. Jimmy Butler

Brad Rempel

3. Dwight Howard

Geoff Burke

2. LeBron James

Brad Rempel

1. Kevin Durant

Brad Penner

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