Top 10 Most Hated Basketball Players

10. Rasheed Wallace

Rasheed Wallace

Our tenth-most despised basketball player is the former player Rasheed Wallace.  In 1995, the 48-year-old began his professional playing career with the Washington Bullets. The Bullets chose Wallace in the 1995 NBA Draft after Wallace forwent his last year of college.

09. Grayson Allen

Grayson Allen

Basketball player Grayson Allen, 27, plays professionally for the Milwaukee Bucks of the NBA. He was taken by the Utah Jazz with the number 21 overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft. With the Jazz, Allen made his NBA and career debuts. He was a star player when attending Duke for college earlier.

08. Bill Laimbeer

Bill Laimbeer

Next is former NBA player Bill Laimbeer. He was part of the Detroit Pistons' "Bad Boys" for his violent and abrasive play. 1979 NBA Draft: Cleveland Cavaliers. Cavaliers traded him to Pistons.

07. Rick Barry

Rick Barry

Ricky Barry is the seventh-most-hated NBA player. He's one of the best scorers and all-around basketball players, but he's also been hated. Barry was drafted second overall by the San Francisco Warriors in 1965.

06. Latrell Sprewell

Latrell Sprewell

Latrell Sprewell is the sixth most despised basketball player.  In 1992, the Warriors drafted Sprewell 24th overall. After his debut, he was nicknamed "Spree" Talented player Sprewell's success was ruined on December 1, 1997. He attacked P.J. Carlesimo during practice.

05. Vince Carter

Vince Carter

Vince Carter's jumping made him a famous NBA player. He's also a hated basketball player. Carter was drafted fifth overall by the Warriors in 1998. Toronto got him from the Warriors.

04. Isiah Thomas

Isiah Thoma

Isiah Thomas, a Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer, is fourth on our list.  Detroit Pistons drafted Thomas second overall in 1981. He played for the Pistons and was a "Bad Boy." Thomas' point guard skills were unquestioned, but his attitude was.

03. Zaza Pachulia

Zaza Pachulia

Zaza Pachulia is the third-most-hated basketball player. 2003 NBA Draft: Orlando Magic, 2nd round.  Pachulia debuted in 1999. At 13, Ulkersport signed him. Orlando Magic's 38-year-old made his NBA debut. Two-time NBA champion played for the Bucks, Hawks, Mavericks, Warriors, and Pistons.

02. Bruce Bowen

Bruce Bowen

Bruce Bowen is the second-most-hated basketball player. The 51-year-old was a "lockdown" perimeter defender in the NBA. Bowen started with Le Harve in 1993. He joined the Miami Heat in 1997. He also played for the Celtics, 76ers, and Spurs.

01. LeBron James

LeBron Jame

LeBron James is one of the most adored and disliked NBA players. James is with the Lakers. Cleveland Cavaliers drafted James first overall in 2003. He's one of the best basketball players ever, but he's also the most disliked.