Basketball is an up close and personal sport. Fans sit right on top of the action and its stars, literally court-side. And, basketball players don’t wear protective headgear or bulky pads, so not only are fans closer to the action but they are more exposed, physically and emotionally. It’s these emotions that can bring a real connection between players and fans.
Sometimes that is a great thing as you get to feel every play with your favorite player. Sometime’s it’s a bad thing as you get to really know your team’s opponents and grow to absolutely despise them. College basketball is the perfect example of this, where rivalries are bitter and gym atmospheres are often downright nasty.
We’ve put together a list of the top 30 most hated personalities in the history of college basketball. These are those players and coaches you love to hate. There may be begrudging respect there, but when it’s game day, only hate. Take a look!
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