LeBron James is arguably the best basketball player in the world, but that doesn’t mean he’s well liked.
According to a study by Sports Insider, the 17-time All-Star is the most hated player in the NBA. The study used negative mentions of NBA players on Twitter in order to come up with the “most hated players in the NBA.” According to Mediate, over 70,000 tweets and hashtags were used in the study — including phrases such as “I hate LeBron” and “LeBron sucks” — along with other negative tweets, and James was found to be the most hated player in 24 states.
Most Hated NBA Player in Each State
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Some of those states include Pennsylvania, Indiana, Michigan, South Carolina, and Oregon. Kyrie Irving, James Harden, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, and Paul George rounded out the list.
The results of the study should not be a surprise — not only is James considered the face