Any sports fan can relate to connecting with their favorite players. Often a sports fan's favorite player is on the team in one’s home city. Teams develop rivals from other cities, and developing a healthy hatred for your team’s rivals and their players is what makes sports go around.
The NBA is a business, and that is what also makes the game go around. Fans are often asked through trades, free agency, 10-day contracts and waiver claims to embrace players they once rooted against. These seven players made Chicago Bulls fans scratch their heads, as they looked awkward in the team jersey. Through the eyes of many fans, these guys were not a fit.