College Basketball Players Opposing Fans Love to Hate in 2015-16

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College Basketball Players Opposing Fans Love to Hate in 2015-16
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Certain players become enemies in opposing teams' arenas.

Typically, only star players can be hated, so in most cases being disliked by opposing fans is a compliment of sorts, even a sign of respect. Seldom does a reserve extract much emotion from fans on the road.

It usually takes time for players to become hated, and building up a dislike for a player is more difficult these days because the best players are often in college for only a season or two.

No current player attracts the wrath once directed at Christian Laettner, who spent four years at Duke playing top-flight basketball and building opposing fans' animosity. It is no coincidence that Laettner was a four-year starter who was National Player of the Year in 1992, when the Blue Devils won their second consecutive NCAA championship. Had he been a pedestrian player on an unsuccessful team, no one would have cared.

We offer 10 players who seem to be disliked outside their home arena. Often, it is simply their high level of play that draws the ire of opposing fans. Sometimes, it is something else.

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