Barry Bonds, Michael Vick, Kobe Bryant & the 100 Most Hated Athletes

Ross LipschultzAnalyst IOctober 14, 2010

Barry Bonds, Michael Vick, Kobe Bryant & the 100 Most Hated Athletes

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    SAN FRANCISCO, CA - APRIL 12:  Former Major League Baseball player Barry Bonds (R) arrives at federal court on April 12, 2011 in San Francisco, California.  The jury is deliberating for the third day in the Barry Bonds perjury trial where the former baseb
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    LeBron James spent the majority of the summer doing three things:

    Getting paid, hitting the beach, and making enemies.

    He pissed off the entire city of Cleveland with his "Decision" to go play for the Heat. Uniting with Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade made an extra 20 gallons of Haterade necessary.

    But could his antics really make him the most hated athlete ever?

    There have been a lot of dirty and sleazy players whose actions include racism, murder, and good ol' fashioned tomfoolery. No sport has ever existed without one of its stars being maligned.

    That being said, let's turn on some Maino, and get haterific.

100. Rod Smart

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    3 Feb 2001:  Rod 'He Hate Me' Smart #30 of the Las Vegas Outlaws in action against the New York/New Jersey Hitmen at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Outlaws won 19-0. Mandatory Credit: Todd Warshaw/ALLSPORT
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    Smart isn't someone most people hate on.

    Still, someone must do it quite frequently for him to get it on his jersey.

99. Philip Rivers

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    OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 10:  Philip Rivers #17 of the San Diego Chargers stands on the sidelines during their game against the Oakland Raiders at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on October 10, 2010 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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    There's no problem when champions talk smack to fans and other teams because they've earned the right.

    That doesn't include AFC West champions. Try playing in a big boy division.

    Or having a winning playoff record.

98. A.J. Pierzynski

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    PHOENIX - MARCH 10:  A.J. Pierzynski #12 of the Chicago White Sox sits in the dugout during the MLB spring training game against the Oakland Athletics at Phoenix Municipal Stadium on March 10, 2010 in Phoenix, Arizona. The White Sox defeated the A's 9-5
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    Whining, complaining and misleading umps is what has made A.J. so unlikable.

    Having an impossibly hard last name to spell hasn't helped.

97. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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    1988-1989:  Center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on during a game at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, California. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Dunn  /Allsport
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    It's hard to see how the UCLA stud became so loved in his later years.

    He was one of the meanest, nastiest dudes and he even refused autographs to ball boys during his career.

    One of which was a fella by named Earvin Johnson. Does that ring a bell?

96. Douglas Jardine

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    Having no background in cricket, my analysis on one of the most hated men in the sport is lackluster at best.

    All I can say is, Jardine developed what baseball fans call "chin music," except he did it repeatedly and on purpose.

95. Stephon Marbury

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 07:  Stephon Marbury of the Boston Celtics attends Game Two of the 2009 NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Orlando Magic at Staples Center on June 7, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly ackno
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    His only good contributions to Earth were his extremely cheap shoes.

    Other than that, he sat around eating Vaseline and whined so much he had to end his NBA career prematurely.

    Which no one seems upset about.

94. Michael Iaconelli

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    Classy isn't exactly the word I'd use to describe the sport. The nicest word I can think of is "wet."

    GQ even coined a new, less than flattering term for him, because because people think he disgraces the classy sport of bass fishing.

93. Tony Stewart

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    KANNAPOLIS, NC - OCTOBER 12:  Tony Stewart, Stewart-Haas Racing's driver/owner, announced Mobil 1 as his co-primary sponsor with Office Depot beginning in 2011 at Stewart-Haas Racing on October 12, 2010 in Kannapolis, North Carolina.  (Photo by Rusty Jarr
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    After watching the first episode of "South Park"'s 14th season, it's hard to look at Stewart without just saying "DUUUURRRR."

92. El-Hadji Diouf

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    BLACKBURN, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 18: El-Hadji Diouf of Blackburn in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Blackburn Rovers and Fulham at Ewood park on September 18, 2010 in Blackburn, England.  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
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    Being known more for spitting than soccer skills is nothing to brag about.

91. Shaquille O'Neal

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    BOSTON - MAY 13:  Shaquille O'Neal #33 of the Cleveland Cavaliers waits to shoot a free throw in the fourth quarter against the Boston Celtics during Game Six of the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2010 NBA playoffs at TD Garden on May 13, 2010 in Bo
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    Shaq's wit and humor have always made him a natural in front of the cameras.

    But after serving insults to Chris Bosh, Ricky Davis and Chris Quinn among others and punching the crap out of Brad Miller, let's just say he isn't the players' most popular player.

    Oh, and the majority of Lakers fans aren't exactly pleased with him. Which is quite a few people.

90. Chris Chelios

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    DETROIT - JUNE 12:  Chris Chelios #24 of the Detroit Red Wings warms up before playing against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game Seven of the 2009 NHL Stanley Cup Finals at Joe Louis Arena on June 12, 2009 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty
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    Publicly degrading Detroit, one of America's proudest hockey cities, would have done it for most hockey fans.

    When he decided to sign with the Red Wings and expected to be adored, every other fan jumped on board the hate train.

89. Joe Morgan

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    CINCINNATI - OCTOBER 10:  Joe Morgan throws out the first pitch before the Philadelphia Phillies game against the Cincinnati Reds during Game 3 of the NLDS at Great American Ball Park on October 10, 2010 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Im
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    Morgan's baseball career was a great one, but sadly, that's not what younger generations will remember him for.

    He is now known for his color commentary on ESPN, where many wish he was replaced by a brick. At least the brick wouldn't spew out self-righteous words constantly.

88. Andy Roddick

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    SHANGHAI, CHINA - OCTOBER 12: Andy Roddick of USA adjust his cap on his match against Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany during day two of the 2010 Shanghai Rolex Masters at the Shanghai Qi Zhong Tennis Center on October 12, 2010 in Shanghai, China.  (Photo
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    He's known for his bad boy behavior and taunting at fans from the court, as he made sure the second syllable in "Roddick" is always emphasized.

    Don't worry Andy, we get it. Now stop making the States look foolish.

    Every time.

87. John Cena

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    ST. PETERSBURG - JULY 27:  Actor John Cena takes in the game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Detroit Tigers at Tropicana Field on July 27, 2010 in St. Petersburg, Florida.  (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)
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    He's a big dude, so saying anything negative to his face probably isn't smart.

    But if he keeps making movies like The Marine, I just might have to.

86. Reggie Bush

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    SAN FRANCISCO - SEPTEMBER 20:  Reggie Bush #25 of the New Orleans Saints warms up against the San Francisco 49ers during an NFL game at Candlestick Park on September 20, 2010 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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    Everyone at USC has accepted that the school was in violation during Bush's Heisman year.

    Bush, however, refuses to. Owning up to it would be to girly for him.

85. Manny Ramirez

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    OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 22:  Manny Ramirez #99 of the Chicago White Sox stands in the dugout before their game against the Oakland Athletics at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on September 22, 2010 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Im
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    "Manny Being Manny" seems to wear out its welcome extremely fast, no matter where the slugger goes.

    So that's what overdosing on estrogen can do.

    His recent retirement also came into question, as there are rumors he failed his second drug test.

84. Billy Jean King

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    NEW YORK - OCTOBER 12:  Womens Sports Foundation Founder Billie Jean King attends the 32nd Annual Salute to Women in Sports gala at The Waldorf=Astoria on October 12, 2010 in New York City.  (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)
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    Most dislike her for for allegedly cheating on her husband with hundreds of partners.

83. Tony Romo

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    ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 10:  Quarterback Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys scrambles with the ball against the Tennessee Titans at Cowboys Stadium on October 10, 2010 in Arlington, Texas. The Titans won 34-27.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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    If you can count the number of times Tony Romo has disappointed you or let you down on just one hand, you haven't watched enough Cowboys football.

    In fact, watching two games should do the trick.

82. Marco Materazzi

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    ROME - MAY 05:  Marco Materazzi of Inter Milan celebrates during the Tim Cup final between FC Internazionale Milano and AS Roma at Stadio Olimpico on May 5, 2010 in Rome, Italy.  (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)
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    Outside of Italy, it's shocking that the man who instigated soccer's most famous headbutt is more disliked than the one who did the headbutting.

    It must be due to the horrendous tattoos.

81. Bruce Bowen

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    DALLAS - APRIL 25:  Guard Bruce Bowen #12 of the San Antonio Spurs during play against the Dallas Mavericks in Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Center on April 25, 2009 in Dallas, Texas. N
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    Most people know Bowen for his defense, which included kicking Chris Paul in the chest and drop kicking Wally Szczerbiak. 

    Having the title "Dirtiest" anything is not something to be proud of, unless you are a gopher.

80. Jimmy Connors

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    NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 05:  Jimmy Connors, coach of Andy Roddick, watches Roddick play Roger Federer during day ten of the 2007 U.S. Open at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 5, 2007 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough
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    Connors' controversial methods were mostly a publicity stunt, but brought him a pack of haters nontheless.

    His real crime, however, is looking just like Milton from Office Space.

79. John Rocker

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    27 Feb 2002: John Rocker  of the Texas Rangers poses during media day at Charlotte County Stadium in Port Charlotte, Florida. DIGITAL IMAGE  Mandatory Credit: Rick Stewart/Getty Images
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    He just looks like a slimeball.

    His history makes it worse.

78. Tim Sylvia

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    He's been called the Tim Duncan of MMA, if that is even possible, due to his boring tactics and awful smack talk.

    I'd hate him just for his two-tone haircut, but I digress.

77. Bill Laimbeer

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    NEW ORLEANS - FEBRUARY 16:  NBA legend Bill Laimbeer participates in the Haier Shooting Stars competition, part of 2008 NBA All-Star Weekend at the New Orleans Arena on February 16, 2008 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledge
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    Laimbeer's hard fouls and unnerving tactics annoyed people who weren't even in the same room as him.

    They get the final laugh, however, as Laimbeer apparently focused on the "beer" part after retiring.

76. Ashley Cole

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 03:  Ashley Cole of Chelsea in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on October 3, 2010 in London, England.  (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
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    "Cashley" would be a cool nickname, if it wasn't given because Cole is so obsessed with his money that he almost crashed his car when he heard he was only offered a £55,000 per week contract.

    Oh, and he also cheated on this bombshell.

    For shame.

75. Sidney Crosby

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    PITTSBURGH - OCTOBER 07:  Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins is stopped by Kimmo Timonen #44 of the Philadelphia Flyers at the Consol Energy Center on October 7, 2010 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Flyers defeated the Penguins 3-2.  (Photo by
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    Success at a young age can bring a lot of love your way.

    Too much success, however, can bring even more hate, and that's the case with Sid the Kid.

74. Paul Pierce

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    ORLANDO, FL - MAY 18:  Paul Pierce #34 of the Boston Celtics lies on the court in pain after he drew contact from Dwight Howard #12 of the Orlando Magic in the second quarter of Game Two of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2010 NBA Playoffs at Amw
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    It's nice to know "Paul Pierce hurt" brings up 124,000 images on Google.

    Mainly, because he faked about half of those injuries.

    He'll try to get the momentum by any means.

73. Randy Moss

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    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 11:  Randy Moss #84 of the Minnesota Vikings looks on against the New York Jets at New Meadowlands Stadium on October 11, 2010 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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    If you ask someone from New England about Randy Moss' contribution to his former team, you will likely hear praise.

    If you ask someone from Oakland about Randy Moss' contribution to his former team, you won't hear much after you get punched in the face.

72. Milton Bradley

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    CHICAGO - JULY 26: Milton Bradley #15 of the Seattle Mariners yells at the umpire after being called out on strikes against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on July 26, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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    Eight teams in 10 years normally means there's something wrong with the player traded, not the teams that are trading.

    In this case, it's obvious something is wrong with Bradley. He's about as easy to control as a Bop-It Extreme.

71. Sean Avery

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    NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 29: Sean Avery #16 of the New York Rangers checks for further injury after being hit by a stick in his game against the Detroit Red Wings at Madison Square Garden on September 29, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty I
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    Yes, trash talk is extremely common in sports, and that's not Avery's problem.

    It's that he does things like joke about Jason Blake's cancer. There's nothing funny about that.

70. Nikolay Davydenko

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    BEIJING - OCTOBER 08:  Nikolay Davydenko of Russia plays a backhand during his match against John Isner of United States  during day eight of the 2010 China Open at the National Tennis Center on October 8, 2010 in Beijing, China.  (Photo by Lintao Zhang/G
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    The Jason Statham understudy and pro tennis star has been ridiculed for choosing to play in the easier tournaments, avoiding real competition.

    Rightfully so. Fans won't see the competition if the light hits Davydenko's reflective dome.

69. Adam Jones

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    IRVING - AUGUST 28:  Cornerback Adam 'Pacman' Jones #21 of the Dallas Cowboys watches from the sidelines during a preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings after being reinstated to the league earlier in the day on August 28, 2008 at Texas Stadium in I
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    When the Titans drafted Jones with an early draft pick, people thought it was destiny.

    When Jones bit someone's leg in the club, he thought it was Destiny's.

68. Jay Cutler

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    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 03:  Jay Cutler #6 of the Chicago Bears gets sacked by Justin Tuck #91 of the New York Giants at New Meadowlands Stadium on October 3, 2010 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
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    For someone who talks a big game, Cutler sure knows how to back it up.

    Oh, wait ... I was thinking of people who win in the playoffs, or at least take them there.

    Hard to believe Josh McDaniels might have been right.

67. J.J. Redick

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    ORLANDO, FL - OCTOBER 10:  J.J. Redick #7 of the Orlando Magic attempts a shot during the game against the New Orleans Hornets at Amway Arena on October 10, 2010 in Orlando, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloadin
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    The prepubescent facial hair would normally be reason enough to hate Redick.

    Luckily, he put it over the top during his college days, as he was about as sportsmanlike as was Shaq to Brad Miller.

66. Peter Crouch

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 29:  Peter Crouch of Tottenham attempts to control the ball in the rain during the  UEFA Champions League Group A match between Tottenham Hotspur and FC Twente at White Hart Lane on September 29, 2010 in London, England.  (Phot
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    Infidelity draws the ire of some.

    Cheating with a teenage prostitute draws more.

    Ditching Abigail Clancy for a whore draws it all.

65. Tom Brady

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    MIAMI - OCTOBER 4: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots celebrates after the game against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Field on October 4, 2010 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
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    Two beautiful women, three championships and more money than the Monopoly man.

    No one likes someone who has everything. It is nice to see that he isn't good at everything. 

    His dance moves are bad at best.

64. Mike Tyson

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    LAS VEGAS - JULY 31:  Former boxer Mike Tyson watches an undercard of the Juan Manuel Marquez and Juan Diaz bout at the Mandalay Bay Events Center July 31, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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    His cameo in The Hangover may have made some people let up for him.

    This rant, however, will give everyone a reason to hate.

63. Reggie Miller

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    NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 3:  Reggie Miller #31 of the Indiana Pacers questions a call during their game against the New York Knicks on February 3, 2004 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The Knicks won 97-90.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges
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    Miller made sure everyone in the state of New York hates him.

    That's tough to do, considering Knicks fans are normally so friendly to players who light them up like New Year's every single game.

62. Tim Tebow

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    JACKSONVILLE, FL - SEPTEMBER 12:  Quarterback Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos practices prior to the NFL season opener game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field on September 12, 2010 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Get
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    Most find Tebow's perfect persona to be a facade and can't stand how no dirt has ever been found on him.

    His biggest hater? Kyle Orton. 

61. Vince Carter

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    ORLANDO, FL - OCTOBER 10:  Vince Carter #15 of the Orlando Magic reacts after a basket during the game against the New Orleans Hornets at Amway Arena on October 10, 2010 in Orlando, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by do
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    Other than demanding a trade from Toronto (who wouldn't?), Carter isn't really a bad guy.

    But if you are counting on him leading your team to victory, it makes sense that you hate him.

60. Gary Neville

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    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 13:  Gary Neville of Manchester United faces the media during a press conference ahead of their UEFA Champions League match against Rangers held at Carrington Training Ground on September 13, 2010 in Manchester, England.  (
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    Neville is quite the enigma. Through my research, there was no really evidence of him warranting hate.

    However, every single soccer forum and blogger had his name near the top of the list for least liked. 

    Which can't be good.

59. Brett Myers

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    HOUSTON - AUGUST 15:  Brett Myers of the Houston Astros looks on from the dugout during a game with the Pittsburgh Pirates at Minute Maid Park on August 15, 2010 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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    The whole "I enjoy threatening reporters and beating my wife" thing really doesn't fly with the public.

    Neither does that tree stump of a beard.

58. Marcus Vick

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    Miami Dolphins wide receiver Marcus Vick fields a kick against the St. Louis Rams August 31, 2006 at Pro Player Stadium in Miami Florida. The Dolphins won the week four pre-season game 29 - 9.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
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    Sure, he's the lesser known of the Vick brothers, but his crimes may be worse.

    Giving alcohol to minors, alleged sexual assault and stomping on the leg of a defenseless Elvis Dumervil are just the tip of the iceberg. 

    It's nice to see screw-ups fail.

57. Nicolas Anelka

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 03:  Nicolas Anelka of Chelsea in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on October 3, 2010 in London, England.  (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
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    This man has been public enemy No. 1 for many soccer lovers due to his shady play.

    Personally, his similarity to Xerxes from 300 is much more hate-worthy

56. Alex Ovechkin

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    WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 11:  Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals shoots the puck against the Ottawa Senators at the Verizon Center on October 11, 2010 in Washington, DC. The Capitals won the game 3-2. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
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    For those who only know Ovechkin as one of the top NHL players around, it may be hard to understand why people hate him, but it's really simple.

    Ovechkin's goal celebrations are about as subtle as Chicxulub, the meteor that killed the dinosaurs.

55. Lleyton Hewitt

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    CAIRNS, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 18:  Lleyton Hewitt of Australia returns a shot during the doubles match against Olivier Rochus and Ruben Bemelmans of Belgium during day two of the Davis Cup tie between Australia and Belgium at Cairns International Tennis C
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    When your own hometown boos you, you know you're probably not well liked elsewhere.

    How did that come to happen? He tried to play the reverse race card on James Blake and a black line judge.

    Real smart.

54. Manu Ginobili

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    SAN ANTONIO - MAY 09:  Guard Manu Ginobili #20 of the San Antonio Spurs in Game Four of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2010 NBA Playoffs at AT&T Center on May 9, 2010 in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agree
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    He may be an excellent basketball player, but his definition of good defense involves strictly flopping. 

    Also, it's a surprise that PETA didn't go after him after his bat attack.

53. Maria Sharapova

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    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 23:  Maria Sharapova of Russia looks on in her fourth round match against Andrea Petkovic of Germany during day seven of the 2011 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 23, 2011 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Came
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    Sharapova clearly didn't get the memo that tennis is a quiet game. 

    She sounds like she's fighting through Amazonian underbrush with every movement, not just her swings.

52. Dennis Rodman

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    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 20:  Dennis Rodman attends the Battle of the Codes poker game held at Star City March 20, 2008 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)
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    If Bulls and Pistons fans are excluded, The Worm would probably be closer to the top of the NBA's least liked.

    As far as men in wedding dresses goes, he's definitely the worst.

51. Rory Sabbatini

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    KOHLER, WI - AUGUST 10:  Rory Sabbatini of South Africa hits a shot during a practice round prior to the start of the 92nd PGA Championship on the Straits Course at Whistling Straits on August 10, 2010 in Kohler, Wisconsin.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty
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    Never taunt the best player in the sport, period.

    Especially when you and most of the people reading this have won the same number of majors.

50. Danica Patrick

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    FONTANA, CA - OCTOBER 09: Danica Patrick, driver of the #7 Tissot/ Chevrolet waves during driver introductions for the NASCAR Nationwide Series 300 on October 9, 2010 in Fontana, California.  (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Imag
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    Media mongers aren't well liked by anyone.

    People who tease men sexually during the Super Bowl are even less liked.

    That explains why Janet Jackson is no longer relevant.

49. Michael Irvin

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    NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 27:  Former NFL player Michael Irvin speaks during the 25th Great Sports Legends Dinner to benefit The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis at The Waldorf=Astoria on September 27, 2010 in New York City.  (Photo by Thos Robinson/Getty Ima
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    Irvin was a central figure on one of America's most hated teams of all time thanks to his showboating and loud mouth.

    When he decided to take part in the remake of The Longest Yard, people outside of football started hating him, too.

48. Ty Cobb

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    24 Jul 2000:  A general view of the plaque dedicated to Tyrus Raymond 'Ty' Cobb at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.Mandatory Credit: Ezra O. Shaw  /Allsport
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    If someone today acted as racist as Cobb used to, they'd probably be sent straight to Guantanomo.

    Gotta love swept-under-the-rug racism!

47. Isiah Thomas

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    MIAMI - APRIL 15:  Isiah Thomas talks to the media after he was introduced as the new head coach for Florida International Univeristy men's basketball team at U.S.Century Bank Arena on April 15, 2009 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)
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    One of the NBA's classic bad boys, Thomas refused to back down to anything in his playing days.

    That attitude remained after his career, as he refused to back down to common sense and logic during his days running the Knicks.

    Into the ground.

46. Curt Schilling

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    BOSTON - OCTOBER 16:  Curt Schilling of the Boston Red Sox looks on before game five of the American League Championship Series against the Tampa Bay Rays during the 2008 MLB playoffs at Fenway Park on October 16, 2008 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by
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    Schilling got one of the best nicknames ever from former Phillies manager Jim Fregosi:

    "Red Light Curt."

    Why? For all his poses and television camera grabbing reactions. 

45. Ron Artest

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    EL SEGUNDO, CA - SEPTEMBER 25:  Ron Artest #15 of the Los Angeles Lakers tapes a television segment during Media Day at the Toyota Center on September 25, 2010 in El Segundo, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downlo
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    He's crossed fighting and drinking during a basketball game off his list, and only needs to shoot up drugs for the trifecta.

    With Kobe next to him, it seems unlikely.

44. Darrelle Revis

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    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 19:  Darrelle Revis #24 of the New York Jets in action against the New England Patriots during their  game on September 19, 2010 at the New Meadowlands Stadium  in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Imag
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    Analysts always say that receivers get trapped and tightly covered on Revis Island.

    Not sure I understand that. It's got plenty of space, considering there are no rings or championship banners for miles.

43. Michael Schumacher

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    SUZUKA, JAPAN - OCTOBER 10:  Michael Schumacher of Germany and Mercedes GP drives during qualifying for the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at Suzuka Circuit on October 10, 2010 in Suzuka, Japan.  (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
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    Being a champion can normally get anyone some love. Unfortunately, Schumacher did it by any means necessary.

    That includes planning crashes, marrying his ex-best friend's wife and driving teammates off the track. 

    How lovely.

42. Maurice Clarett

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    TEMPE, AZ - JANUARY 3:  Running back Maurice Clarett #13 of the Ohio State Buckeyes is interviewed by Lynn Swann after deafeating the Miami Hurricanes in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl on January 3, 2003 at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona.  Ohio State won t
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    Not sure many people beat Clarett on the "People America is glad didn't get a third chance" list.

41. Kyle Busch

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    FONTANA, CA - OCTOBER 10:  Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M'sToyota, walks in the garage area after blowing a motor during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pepsi Max 400 on October 10, 2010 in Fontana, California.  (Photo by Jason Smith/Getty Images for NASC
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    It's hard to imagine that someone in NASCAR is disliked so much for risky tactics, pushing the envelope and only caring about winning.

    Honestly, the true reason to hate him is that he decided to dress like a banana.

40. Rasheed Wallace

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 17:  Rasheed Wallace #30 of the Boston Celtics reacts against the Los Angeles Lakers in Game Seven of the 2010 NBA Finals at Staples Center on June 17, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and
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    Does this one really need an explanation?

    I imagine referees have a dartboard with his face in the center.

39. Phil Mickelson

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    NEWPORT, WALES - OCTOBER 04:  Phil Mickelson of the USA celebrates holing a putt in the singles matches during the 2010 Ryder Cup at the Celtic Manor Resort on October 4, 2010 in Newport, Wales.  (Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images)
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    He didn't earn the nickname FIGJAM for no reason.

    Don't know what it means? It stands for "F*** I'm good, just ask me."

38. Bryan Marchment

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    CALGARY, CANADA - MARCH 29: Bryan Marchment #7 of the Calgary Flames gets ready on the ice during the game against the Los Angeles Kings on March 29, 2006 at the Pengrowth Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo By Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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    During a 12-year run, Marchment received 13 suspensions, mostly for his patented knee-to-knee low blows.

    That's got to be one of the more impressive records in hockey.

37. John Terry

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    ZILINA, SLOVAKIA - SEPTEMBER 15:  John Terry of Chelsea in action during the UEFA Champions League Group F match between MSK Zilina and Chelsea at the Pod Dubnom Stadium on September 15, 2010 in Zilina, Slovakia.  (Photo by Hamish Blair/Getty Images)
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    What kind of excuse can he have for having an affair with friend and teammate Wayne Bridge's girlfriend, which caused Bridge to quit an English National team that desperately needed him?

    Just one: Bridge's girlfriend is hot.

36. Pete Rose

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    CINCINNATI - SEPTEMBER 11:  Pete Rose takes in the ceremony celebrating the 25th anniversary of his breaking the career hit record of 4,192 . He was honored before the start of the game between the Pittsburg Pirates and the Cincinnati Reds at Great Americ
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    There's really only one reason baseball's hit king remains out of the Hall of Fame:

    The older generation's hate.

    If it were up to people my age, he'd be unanimously selected.

35. Charles Barkley

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    17 Mar 1999:  Charles Barkley #4 of the Houston Rockets looking on during the game against the Denver Nuggets at the McNichols Arena in Denver, Colorado. The Rockets defeated the Nuggets 114-103.   Mandatory Credit: Brian Bahr  /Allsport
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    Nowadays, Chuck can say or do nearly anything and he will be loved.

    But in his playing days, he didn't exactly find open arms after spitting on a young girl, telling the world why he hated white people and ruining the dreams of kids who wanted to be like Mike.

    Bow Wow was crushed.

34. Claude Lemieux

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    ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 21:  Claude Lemieux #32 of the San Jose Sharks looks on against the Anaheim Ducks during Game Three of the Western Conference Quarterfinal Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Honda Center on April 21, 2009 in Anaheim, California.
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    Lemieux could easily play the Bond villain he looks like with all the things he's done to fellow hockey players.

    Giving Kris Draper a severe concussion and a broken jaw, nose and cheekbone seems like the worst thing someone could do, but the former Shark doesn't like to be outdone.

    So he tried to bite off an opponent's finger during a fight. Tasty.

33. Ray Lewis

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    BALTIMORE - SEPTEMBER 26:  Ray Lewis #52 of the Baltimore Ravens is introduced before the game against the Cleveland Browns  at M&T Bank Stadium on September 26, 2010 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Ravens defeated the Browns 24-17. (Photo by Larry French/Get
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    If Ray Lewis wasn't so praised in the NFL world, who knows if he would have been acquitted of murder charges.

    But hey, I'm sure the $250,000 fine he paid really made it up to the families someone destroyed on January 31, 2000.

32. Rafael Palmeiro

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    BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 29: Rafael Palmiero #25 of the Baltimore Orioles watches from the dugout during the game against the Oakland Athletics on August 29, 2005 at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo By Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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    Now we can add steroid users to the list of people who lie to Congress.

    It used to just include mobsters, murderers, corrupt politicians and bank executives. Palmeiro could pass for those.

31. Plaxico Burress

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    LEBANON - JANUARY 14: New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress arrives at the Lebanon County Courthouse January 14, 2009 in Lebanon, Pa.  Burress is scheduled to appear in a civil trial in a dispute with an automobile dealer over what he owes in dama
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    Giants fans sure did love losing their top wide receiver to self-inflicted wounds.

    But hey, at least he got to wear sweatpants to the club. Not too often that opportunity comes around, right?

30. Brock Lesnar

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    LAS VEGAS - JULY 11:  Brock Lesnar reacts after knocking out Frank Mir during their heavyweight title bout during UFC 100 on July 11, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)
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    Lesnar's annihilation of so many opponents makes people wonder if the MMA star is one of the world's top athletes.

    His growling, screaming and taunting of fans and media alike makes people wonder if he's worth watching in the first place.

29. Chad Ochocinco

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    CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 26:  Chad Ochocinco #85 of the Cincinnati Bengals during their game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on September 26, 2010 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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    Ocho must have an alarm set in his room that tells him how many days it has been since his name was last mentioned on cable television.

    If the count is above one, he changes his name.

28. Floyd Mayweather

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    LAS VEGAS - MAY 01: Floyd Mayweather Jr. in action against Shane Mosley during their welterweight fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 1, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather Jr. defeated Mosley by unanimous decison.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty
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    Alleged domestic violence and racist rants are just a small bit of the reason Mayweather doesn't have the love of his peers.

    The self-proclaimed title "Money" hasn't helped much either.

27. Latrell Sprewell

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    LOS ANGELES - MARCH 31:  Latrell Sprewell #8 of the Minnesota Timberwolves looks on during a break in action against the Los Angeles Lakers on March 31, 2005 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agree
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    My mother always taught me to never like a man whose first and last names rhyme.

    After Spree choked out his coach and told the world he can't feed his kids on $14 million, mom was clearly right.

26. JaMarcus Russell

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    OAKLAND, CA - JANUARY 03:  JaMarcus Russell #2 of the Oakland Raiders walks off the field against the Baltimore Ravens during an NFL game at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on January 3, 2010 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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    Singlehandedly setting back a franchise and codeine possession is bad enough as it is.

    Not sharing the drank with Al Davis is the real reason to hate him.

25. Robbie Savage

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    LEEDS, ENGLAND - AUGUST 07:  Robbie Savage of Derby County celebrates his teams victory after the npower Championship match between Leeds United and Derby County at Elland Road on August 7, 2010 in Leeds, England.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
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    No one collects the most yellow cards in the Premier League's history by accident.

    Ergo, Savage worked his ass off to be a jerk. That alone puts him on the list.

24. Todd Bertuzzi

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    CHICAGO - OCTOBER 09: Todd Bertuzzi #44 of the Detroit Red Wings controls the puck against the Chicago Blackhawks during the Blackhawks season home opening game at the United Center on October 9, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. The Red Wings defeated the Black
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    Bertuzzi went from friend to enemy of so many in just one night.

    Hard to believe people don't forgive him for fracturing three vertebrae in Steve Moore's neck and giving Moore a grade three concussion, vertebral ligament damage and facial cuts. 

    Go figure.

23. Gilbert Arenas

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    WASHINGTON - MARCH 26:  NBA player Gilbert Arenas of the Washington Wizards leaves the District of Columbia Court after being sentenced March 26, 2010 in Washington, DC. The Washington Wizards star recieved two years probation for bringing guns into the W
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    If Stephen Jackson thinks you are an idiot for doing something, then you've hit rock bottom.

    If it involves guns and the excuse that they are safer in an arena with 20,000 people in it nightly, then you've dented the floor.

22. Mark McGwire

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    ATLANTA - SEPTEMBER 09:  Coach Mark McGwire #25 of the St. Louis Cardinals against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on September 9, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    OK, so he did steroids. Big whoop, why does that make him special?

    Simple. His "I don't want to talk about the past" speech to Congress might have been the most lame dodge of a question ever. 

    And he did it 20 times.

21. David Beckham

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    CHESTER, PA - OCTOBER 07: David Beckham #23 of the Los Angeles Galaxy waves to the crowd after the game against the Philadelphia Union at PPL Park on October 7, 2010  in Chester, Pennsylvania. The Galaxy won 1-0. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)
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    Thanks for tricking the Los Angeles Galaxy into one of biggest contracts in American sports history, and then either being injured or playing elsewhere during the majority of it.

20. Alex Rodriguez

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    NEW YORK - OCTOBER 12:  Alex Rodriquez #13 of the New York Yankees answers questions from the press during a workout session at Yankee Stadium on October 12, 2010 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
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    Just another case of someone who denies something repeatedly and then admits at the perfect time to get more media attention.

    Pray that he never breaks Barry Bonds' home run mark. Someone who looks like they wear a pound of lip gloss daily shouldn't be in any record book. 

    Unless it's sponsored by Maybelline.

19. Joey Barton

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    WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 28:  Joey Barton of Newcastle United during the Barclays Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Newcastle United at Molineux on August 28, 2010 in Wolverhampton, England.  (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty I
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    Many violent convictions and alcoholism are just a few things that make Barton so hateable.

    Putting out a cigar in a man's eye, however, is the icing on the hate cake.

18. Sammy Sosa

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    Corking his bat and taking more drugs than Lindsay Lohan was one thing.

    But trying to ruin a remake of Casper, The Friendly Ghost is much worse.

17. Kurt Busch

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    FONTANA, CA - OCTOBER 10:  Kurt Busch, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Dodge, stands on pit road prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pepsi Max 400 on October 10, 2010 in Fontana, California.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images for NASCAR)
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    If a search on Google for "Most Hated NASCAR Driver" brings up your biography, there's a problem.

16. Albert Haynesworth

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    GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 02:  Defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth #92 of the Washington Redskins stands on the sidelines during preseason NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on September 2, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona
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    It's unbelievable that someone paid as much as the Redskins' defensive tackle could actually arrive to training camp so late and be out of shape.

    He must have left his brain on the table next to the $20 million check and a Costco-size box of Peeps.

15. Floyd Landis

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 22:  Floyd Landis looks on as he attends Stage Seven of the 2010 Tour of California on May 22, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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    Landis admitted to using PEDs for the majority of his career and many hoped that would be the end of his appearances.

    Sadly, we were wrong, as he refuses to go down without Lance Armstrong. 

    Which means we're stuck looking at that ugly mug.

14. Terrell Owens

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    CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 26:  Terrell Owens #81 of the Cincinnati Bengals against the Carolina Panthers during their game at Bank of America Stadium on September 26, 2010 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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    Every decade has a disease: cancer (2000s), AIDS (1990s), polio (1910s), etc.

    Hopefully, the next one will be named after Mr. Owens. It's only fair with all the destruction he's caused.

13. Marion Jones

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    WHITE PLAINS, NY - OCTOBER 5:  Three-time Olympic gold medalist Marion Jones (C) enters a United States federal courthouse October 5, 2007 in White Plains, New York. Jones is expected to plead guilty to charges in connection with steroid use.  (Photo by H
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    The IOC stripped Jones of all medals earned after 2000, which she admitted was the year she started using steroids.

    For some people, jail time for that would be enough. Don't tell that to the ex-Olympian, as she also was under investigation for a check counterfeiting scheme.

    Some people just don't know when to quit.

12. Brett Favre

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    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 11:  Quarterback Brett Favre #4 of the Minnesota Vikings wipes his forehead as he walks on the field in the second half against the New York Jets at New Meadowlands Stadium on October 11, 2010 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
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    Brett Favre has smashed so many NFL records in his 20 years under center. Will he try to set the record for the most retirements and comebacks in a career?

    Sadly, setting the marks for "most incomplete retirements" and "sexting" will be how many remember him.

11. Ben Roethlisberger

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    PITTSBURGH - SEPTEMBER 02:  Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers laughs on the sideline during the 4th quarter against the Carolina Panthers during the preseason game on September 2, 2010 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by
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    Allegedly sexually assault me once, shame on you.

    Allegedly sexually assault me twice, shame on you again, considering he only get suspended four games.

10. LeBron James

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    MIAMI - OCTOBER 12:  Forward LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat celebrates against CSKA Moskow on October 12, 2010 in Miami, Florida.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consentin
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    King James may want to add "professional bridge burner" to his résumé after what he did to Cleveland.

    Right below "egomaniac."

9. Tonya Harding

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    Figure skating seems like such a cutesy sport.

    Until you've threatened Harding. She will pay a hitman to go after your knees.

    Then neither of you win.

8. Kobe Bryant

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    BARCELONA, SPAIN - OCTOBER 07:  Kobe Bryant #24 Looks on during the NBA Europe Live match between Los Angeles Lakers and Regal FC Barcelona at the at Palau Blaugrana on October 7, 2010 in Barcelona, Spain.  (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
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    Although Lakers fans would rather see Bryant on the "Top 10 People Whose Seed I'd Like to Steal" list, one thing needs to be made clear.

    His recent alleged homophobic slur at a referee caught on camera, helped Kobe climb back up this list. 

    His early career cockiness didn't earn him many friends across the country.

    Neither did the alleged rape.

7. Cristiano Ronaldo

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    MADRID, SPAIN - OCTOBER 03:  Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid waits for corner kick to be taken during their La Liga match against Deportivo La Coruna  at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on October 3, 2010 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
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    Soccer's pretty boy must take home his mammoth salary and pay someone to come up with more reasons for people to dislike him.

    As if ridiculous flopping, unnecessary theatrics and inappropriate taunting wasn't enough, Ronaldo has the nerve to deflower everything that moves within an inch of his life.

    The nerve.

6. Jose Canseco

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    YOKOHAMA, JAPAN - MAY 26:  Former Oakland Athletics slugger Jose Canseco looks on prior to the match with Choi Hong-man at first Round of Super Hulk Tournament during Dream.9 at Yokohama Arena on May 26, 2009 in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan. Canseco lost at
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    Canseco defines the phrase "If I can't win, no one can!" after he keeps writing books trying to drag other baseball players into the grave with him.

    Most people wonder if the ball that bounced of his head for a home run actually did brain damage.

5. Roger Clemens

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    WASHINGTON - AUGUST 30:  Baseball pitching star Roger Clemens walks out of the U.S. District Court after his arraignment, on August 30, 2010 in Washington, DC. Clemens who plead not-guilty was charged with making false statements, perjury and obstructing
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    Obstruction of Congress and allegations of adultery would normally be grounds to hate someone.

    But sporting a mullet and acting this bad takes the cake for the Rocket.

4. Michael Vick

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    PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 03:  Michael Vick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles warms up before playing against the Washington Redskins on October 3, 2010 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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    Vick should get a stipend or bonus for all the tickets PETA buys just to heckle him in Philadelphia.

    Or maybe a kennel.

3. Tiger Woods

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    NEWPORT, WALES - OCTOBER 04:  Tiger Woods of Team USA attends a press conference following Europe's 14.5 to 13.5 victory over the USA at the 2010 Ryder Cup at the Celtic Manor Resort on October 4, 2010 in Newport, Wales.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Ima
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    Woods' infidelity saga graced the cover of the New York Post for more consecutive days than the 9/11 attacks.

    Yet no one thinks the golfer is a terrorist, except if mistresses count as weapons of mass destruction.

2. Barry Bonds

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    SAN FRANCISCO - OCTOBER 07:  Baseball star Barry Bonds is seen during the Opening Cermonies prior to the start of The Presidents Cup at Harding Park Golf Course on October 7, 2009 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
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    There are two reasons to hate Zeppelin head.

    1) Many fellow players thought using the word "teammate" to describe him would be a compliment they'd never want to pay to Bonds.

    2) He broke two of the coolest records in sports, leaving a cheater in the Hall of Fame.

    After his recent trial where he was ultimately convicted of obstructing justice and the jury is still considering other charges. He keeps digging himself a deeper hole, but nothing like the #1 on this list.

1. O.J. Simpson

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    LAS VEGAS - DECEMBER 05:  O.J. Simpson smiles as he arrives in court for his sentencing hearing at the Clark County Regional Justice Center December 5, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Simpson and co-defendant Clarence 'C.J.' Stewart were sentenced on 12 charge
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    The ex-USC Trojan had people flocking to call him a murderer.

    Parades were thrown when he got sent to jail for robbery, as many people saw Simpson finally getting what he deserved.

    No one is even close to that.

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