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Bill Romanowski: Some admired his intensity and passion for playing a man's game, others argued that he was nothing but a bully who never missed an opportunity for a cheap shot.
Charles Barkley: There are people who will sit there and tell you that there is nothing funnier than Charles Barkley saying "turrible" or swinging a golf club.
But there are other people who will tell you it's a chore to listen the guy attempt to commentate a game.
Scottie Pippen: There's a great debate in basketball: What's the deal with Scottie Pippen? There's people who will tell you Pippen is one of the 20 best players ever and just as integral a part of the Bulls dynasty as Michael Jordan.
Then there's the people who believe MJ always made him look better than he was.
Curt Schilling: People loved Curt Schilling because the guy was blue-collar, tough as nails and always pitched his best in the playoffs.
But he was just as easy to hate as he was to love; he had a tendency to let his mouth get him in trouble.
Reggie Miller: Reggie Miller was as clutch as any player in NBA history, and nobody needs to be reminded of his constant heroics against the Knicks. He always respected the game. Unfortunately, the same couldn't be said about his opponents.
Miller had a reputation for playing dirty and being extremely cocky—who could ever forget his choke gesture at Spike Lee?
Vince Carter: If the game of basketball was based around just talent and athleticism and nothing else, Vince Carter might have been better than Kobe Bryant. In fact, many people believe he should have been.
However, Vince Carter always lacked in terms of effort. He was all finesse and no fight, and he lost a lot of respect for it.
Rex Ryan: Rex Ryan talks about winning Super Bowls like he's been there before, but he hasn't.
He talks about his team like they're the best in the league, but they're not.
And he talks, and he talks and he talks. Some people love to hear him speak, but many don't, making the Jets perhaps the most hated team in football.
Derek Jeter: What's not to love? He wins, puts up good numbers, is the face of the most successful franchise in the history of sports and never, ever says or does the wrong thing off the field.
The only real Jeter haters irrationally hate him for the simple fact that he represents the evil empire and wins a lot.
They'll point to his poor defensive performance or declining numbers to put him down. They may respect him, but there's plenty of haters of the Golden Boy shortstop.
Kevin Garnett: The guy who draws the line in the sand where intensity and passion for the game goes too far.