NBA owners must manage a delicate line between business and fandom with every decision they make on behalf of their team.
When that line isn't managed properly, they become polarizing figures.
From rooting too much for their own team to actually moving it, there are any number of reasons why an NBA owner can become hated.
It's worth noting, however, that this hate is differentiated into two categories.
There are some owners hated by fans outside of their home city but loved by those who support their team. Then, there are also others who everyone hates.
In ranking the NBA's most hated owners, this list is measuring the totality of that group.