Two-time NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo made a surprising claim on Twitter on Thanksgiving morning. Antetokounmpo tweeted a picture of himself snarling with the caption:
This comes a few days after Antetokounmpo got involved in a postgame controversy with Philadelphia 76ers center Montrezl Harrell. The two had a dispute over Antetokounmpo’s use of the Sixers’ court, which ended in the Bucks superstar pushing a ladder that belonged to a Sixers staffer.
However, even after Antetokounmpo’s outburst, fans aren’t convinced that he’s one of the NBA’s most hated players, with many saying he isn’t even close.
So, on that note, here are five of the most hated NBA players of the 2022-2023 season.
Top 5 most hated NBA players
A lot of this had to do with his failure to accept a bench role and the fact that he didn’t play team basketball. LA Lakers fans were even pleading with the team’s front office to trade him all offseason.
However, Westbrook has finally accepted his new role off the bench and rejuvenated his career over the past few weeks. Russ has averaged 17.2 points, 4.8 rebounds and 8.3 assists per game while shooting 43.2% and 38.9% from three in 12 games off the bench.
It remains to be seen if “Mr. Triple-Double” will keep up this level of bench production. For now, however, the Westbrook hate appears to have died down for the first time in a while.