Forbes Magazine has published a poll of the NBA's Most Disliked Players.
In a bit of a surprise, Paul Pierce is 8th:
Some fans just have strong feelings about Celtics and Lakers players. Plus, Pierce was very outspoken on the union’s negotiating tactics during the recent NBA lockout.
I'm not buying it. I highly doubt his role in the lockout impacted his likeability. You want more proof this poll is garbage? Kevin Garnett did not make the list.
Here's the entire list:
- Kris Humphries
- LeBron James
- Kobe Bryant
- Tony Parker
- Metta World Peace
- Chris Bosh
- Carmelo Anthony
- Paul Pierce
- Dwyane Wade
- Lamar Odom
Humphries and Parker? What did they do besides divorce their celebrity wives? Nothing. True NBA fans could give a damn about that stuff.
(h/t Pro Basketball Talk and Celtics Town)