I would personally like to welcome the Miami Heat to the exclusive club of most hated sports franchises in the United States.
Before LeBron James "brought his talents to South Beach," the Heat were a respectable team with a good young leader who most people seemed to like or be OK with.
James and Bosh then joined the picture, and the Heat have played well enough (they really have. I give them that) to reach the NBA Finals.
However, they are now hated by many and have joined an exclusive sporting club: the most hated teams in America!
The list has your usual targets, but with the Heat's run, as well as other implications, some shifting—in my opinion—has occurred.