First off, don't get me wrong, when I say I "hate" certain players, teams, etc, that doesn't mean I dont have respect for what they can do, it just means I can't freakin stand them, for whatever number of reasons. I usually direct most of my feelings towards western conference teams who are rivals, with the occasional east coast team. There are a number of individual players I just hate b/c of how they act on and off the court. I could go on and on but this post isnt about listing everyone I hate and why, I want to know who YOU love to hate and in particular, WHY? Again, this doesnt mean you necessarily dont respect their game (unless of course you really do, then tell me about it)
just to get things started, here are mere few examples from my own personal point of view:
The Lakers - I wont even mention my hatred for the Lakers b/c that which is understood need not be discussed.
Boston - In the past few years I have hated the Celtics b/c I mostly hate KG and his cussing, bully smaller guys but shrink from a big dude, trash talkin, cuss some more, punk-ass-self. I am also tired of Boston having so many damn titles, time to share the wealth.
Miami - Now with Miami's big 3 super team, my hatred has arisen. I used to really like Dwade but some of his recent quotes have really made me start to hate him. I was neutral on Bosh (at one point I wanted him as a Blazer) but now he's a superfriend. I've been a LeBron hater for awhile anyway because he acts like he is so entitled to be the greatest player of all time and win 100 titles and be a billionaire, blah, blah, blah it makes me sick, not to mention his televised debacle of a move from Cleveland, that was just classless and rude.
OKC - They are NOT the new western conference champions for years to come, they have not supplanted us as the best young up and coming team in the league, they left Seattle! and "Oden vs. Durant".... Ahhhhh I HATE OKC!
Charles freakin Barkley - 400lbs, loud mouth, no title winning idiot, I hate Barkely sooooo much.
OK, I'm getting kinda heated now (and it feels so good) but I'll give you guys a chance to vent, who do you hate and why - go for it!!