4. STEVE WOJCIECHOWSKI
Steve Wojciechowski was a smart, dedicated, intense guard that gave his all every time he set foot on the court. “Wojo” is one of the players credited for starting the fad of hitting the floor while squatting in a defensive stance. Maybe Wojo’s small frame and slight stature led to many fans believing that they could have done as good as he did and that led to more and more hate being thrown in his direction.
3. J.J. REDICK
J. J. Redick is one of the best shooters to ever set foot in the ACC, yet he is also one of the most hated players. Redick is the most recent Duke graduate to find himself on this list. It has been previously reported that after fans from Maryland and North Carolina found out his cell phone number, Redick would receive approximately 50 to 75 hate calls per day.
2. JALEN ROSE
Jalen Rose was one of the biggest personalities of Michigan’s famed Fab Five recruiting class and behind Chris Webber, the second-best player. Like Gary Payton before him, Rose knew that he was talented and made sure that everyone else knew exactly what he thought about his skills as well. As seen most recently on the ESPN 30 For 30 film, The Fab Five, Rose is still to this day an outspoken person — going as far as to call Grant Hill an Uncle Tom. Rose is not one to bite his tongue and probably never will be. His loose tongue and urban demeanor certainly did not endear him to many fans nationally while he was a Wolverine.
1. CHRISTIAN LAETTNER
If Rose is number two than it is only right that Christian Laettner takes the number one spot in this list. Laettner’s legacy as a Duke Blue Devil cannot be downplayed. He’s the only player to ever start in four Final Fours and he led Duke to two NCAA titles. However, for the rest of the world Laettner was never good enough compared to the national attention he received from the media. Fans didn’t even try to restrain their outward showcase of disgust while he was in Durham.
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