RANKED: The 20 Most Hateable Players In The NBA Right Now

14. Matthew Dellavedova


There’s always that one kid growing up that you just hated playing against. They would annoy you to no end, with their unlimited gas tank, high energy and disrupting defense. Delly is that kid if he made it to the NBA. The native Australian is the ultimate pest on defense, scratching and clawing more athletically gifted players to get them out of their comfort zone. He’s like a rugby player that learned to shoot threes. Plus, fans don’t like when players are similar to them in size and athletic ability, but try exponentially harder.

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13. Metta World Peace


After the infamous Malice at the Palace, there was no doubt that (then) Ron Artest was the most hated player in the entire league. Since then, MWP has had a few incidents, including a hard elbow in 2012 that concussed James Harden and resulted in a seven-game suspension. He has always played with a particularly gritty style, but his actions on that awful night in Detroit will follow him for the rest of his life.

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