A new social media study finds that LeBron James is the most hated player in the NBA by a fairly significant margin.
According to the social media use survey by Sports Insider using trends software with direct access to geotagged Twitter data, the study tracked negative mentions of NBA players on Twitter.
The study tracked negative tweets such as “I hate LeBron” or “LeBron sucks” and similar negative comments for many players.
The data was then grouped by region and measured against which players received the most negative tweets across a map of states. James won it, going away with 24 states lining up against him. However, Kyrie Irving factored in second place, with 18 states hating him the most.
Other players who saw negative reactions include James Harden, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, and Paul George.
Lebron James – 24 states Kyrie Irving