In a recent survey, it was revealed that the most disliked NBA player was one that has never won a championship and has never appeared in an All-Star game. Forbes.com reports that New Jersey Nets forward and ex-husband of Kim Kardashian, Kris Humphries, is the most disliked player in the league.
Miami Heat star LeBron James comes in at second and right below him is Kobe Bryant at third. Tony Parker and Metta World Peace round out the top five.
Metta World Peace has been involved with various off-the-court issues and his recent name change did not get the seal of approval from the majority of the public. World Peace will receive appreciation from his fans, but supporters of the other 29 teams have never cheered for him.
Former Los Angeles Lakers forward Lamar Odom was placed tenth on this list. Although Odom is a great teammate and role model, it seems as though his connection with the Kardashian family hurt his reputation.
Kobe’s reputation did take a hit with his off-the-court issues in 2003, but most of his critics are people who envy his skills on the basketball court. Bryant never takes a day off and whether it is an All-Star game or Finals game, he will try his hardest to win.
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Although some people do not like that demeanor, no one can question Kobe Bryant’s incredible legacy. The hatred he receives from this doubters fuels Kobe, and he loves proving his critics wrong.