In today’s world of professional sports, demonizing athletes is common.
Fans, pundits and anybody else with an ability to communicate in some way, shape, or form are among those who partake in the demonization. Whether or not it’s warranted is a subjective question, to say the least.
Some NBA teams have multiple players who practically walk around with signs on their backs that scream, “vilify me!” Whether it’s because they failed at living up to expectations or have notoriously thick skulls, most of those in this group have done their part to find themselves on this list.
Some teams have just one player who fits that bill, while the remaining squads left don’t really have anybody that jumps out as a demonized player—so it’s not always an easy selection to make.
The following is a listing (sorted alphabetically by city) of every NBA team’s most demonized player.