These Are The Most Hated NBA Players Of 2022 And The Gap Between Number 1 And The Rest Is Huge

These Are The Most Hated NBA Players Of 2022

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  • NBA players take a LOT of heat on Twitter, arguably more than any other sport because many of the NBA players are so accessible on Twitter
  • Using available Twitter data assessing negative tweets, a recent study showed the most hated NBA players of the year
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There are a LOT of NBA haters out there. We know this because a recent study tracked down all of the haters by combing through negative tweets. The end goal was to discover who the most hated NBA players are and what they found is there’s one extremely hated NBA player, a handful of players who get hated on, and then the rest of the field is way behind.

I shared this data below with my BroBible colleagues and everyone was quick to respond with what they thought the list should look like. Someone was surprised Kyrie Irving wasn’t higher on the list of the Most Hated NBA Players, another thought Chris Paul should be higher on the list. One guy was confused that Ja Morant and Zach Lavine were on the list at all.

Coming in at #1 on the list of the Most Hated NBA Players is LeBron James. This should not come as a huge shock. LeBron James is one of the most successful and famous athletes on the planet. He’s got haters everywhere he goes. For comparison’s sake, there were 108036 negative tweets about LeBron James (#1) and 11749 negative tweets about Rudy Gobert who is the tenth most hated NBA player.

The Most Hated NBA Players of 2022, From LeBron James to Jimmy Butler

Here’s how that list looks written out, if that image is too small to read.

  1. LeBron James
  2. Kevin Durant
  3. James Harden
  4. Kyrie Irving
  5. Russell Westbrook
  6. Ben Simmons
  7. Joel Embiid
  8. Nikola Jokic
  9. Luka Doncic
  10. Rudy Gobert
  11. Paul George
  12. Stephen Curry
  13. Giannis Antetokounmpo
  14. Draymond Green
  15. Trae Young
  16. Kawhi Leonard
  17. Devin Booker
  18. Kyle Lowry
  19. Patrick Beverly
  20. Julius Randle
  21. Zion Williamson
  22. Chris Paul
  23. Grayson Allen
  24. Zach LaVine
  25. Anthony Davis
  26. Bradley Beal
  27. Ja Morant
  28. Brandon Ingram
  29. DeMar DeRozan
  30. Jimmy Butler

Again, it’s not at all shocking that LeBron James would be the most hated NBA player in the league. He’s been the most dominant player in the NBA for decades and has made a lot of enemies along the way (opposing fans).

I’m curious who you guys think is the most shocking player’s name on that list. Hit us up on Twitter to tell us!