Bobby Hurley (Duke)
In total honesty, there’s no real reason to hate Bobby Hurley. He’s kind of the classic “All-American” story. The son of a basketball coach, Hurley was a legendary guard in the state of New Jersey, racking up a ridiculous 115–5 record during his high school career. At Duke University, he helped lead the Blue Devils to three Final Four appearances, as well as back-to-back national championships in 1991 and 1992. He was a named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player in 1992, and a First-Team All-American as a senior in 1993. But, when you play for Duke, being hated comes with the territory. Whether it’s the smugness of the fans, the perceived “elitist” culture of the school itself, or the dirty secret of humans tending to root against anything that happens to be “too successful,” Hurley will go down as another one of the highly decorated and highly hated players from Duke.