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With Alex Rodriguez set to "retire" from baseball and Brett Favre giving a Hall of Fame speech, the guys on my local radio station this morning were discussing the worst athletes in all sports.
This being Canada, most of the suggestions from the listeners were hockey players. But the list of names grew and got into a rather impressive collection of out-and-out bastards in sports.

Sometimes you just hate a player because they are so good at it. And they don't play for "your" team.
I hated Wayne Gretzky until he got traded from Edmonton, after which I could admit he was damned talented. But not while he was still in Edmonton I couldn't; I hate every player in Edmonton.

Most of the people on this list, however, are famous for being talented but are terrible humans in many cases. Cheaters, fakers, arrogant and selfish.

Here's a list of 50+ athletes-- pick one of them as the person you most like to hate.
League Legend: NBA = N. American Basketball, NFL = American Football, NHL = N. American Hockey, MLB = N. American Baseball

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Who among these is your most hated athlete?
  Most hated of anyone in any sport Most hated in this sport/ grouping only Really bad but there are worse Not that bad, comperatively Doesn't deserve to be on this list Never heard of them, but they are probably an a-hole
Latrell Sprewell (NBA)
LeBron James (NBA)
Gilbert Arenas (NBA)
Charles Barkley (NBA)
Dennis Rodman (NBA)
Kobe Bryant (NBA)
Michael Vick (NFL)
Chad Ochocinco (NFL)
Michael Vick (NFL)
Ben Roethlisberger (NFL)
Brett Favre (NFL)
Tyrell Owens (NFL)
Ray Rice (NFL)
Sean Avery (NHL)
Claude Lemieux (NHL)
Chris Pronger (NHL)
Dave Schultz (NHL)
Ken Linseman (NHL)
Alex Rodriguez (MLB)
Mark McGuire (MLB)
Roger Clemens (MLB)
Pete Rose (MLB)
Barry Bonds (MLB)
Ty Cobb (MLB)
Christiano Ronaldo (Football/ soccer)
Wayne Rooney (Football/ soccer)
Fernando Torres (Football/ soccer)
Zinedine Zidane (Football/ soccer)
Luis Suarez (Football/ soccer)
Andy Murray (Tennis)
John McEnroe (Tennis)
Ilie Nastase (Tennis)
Maria Sharapova (Tennis)
Serena Williams (Tennis)
Mike Tyson (Boxing)
Floyd Mayweather (Boxing)
Manny Pacquiao (Boxing)
Adrien Broner (Boxing)
Kurt Busch (Auto Racing)
Jimmie Johnson (Auto Racing)
Tony Stewart (Auto Racing)
Michael Schumacher (Auto Racing)
Sebastian Vettel (Auto Racing)
Marion Jones (Track)
Florence Griffith Joyner (Track)
Carl Lewis (Track)
Lance Armstrong (Cycling)
Floyd Landis (Cycling)
Tiger Woods (Golf)
Bubba Watson (Golf)
Phil Mickelson (Golf)
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I'm sure that you'll need no encouragement to add comments with a name of someone not on this list who was a worse human being. So do that, too.

Now enjoy some almost appropriate music!

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Mike Vick is such an @sshole he made the list twice!
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There are a lot of people on that list that I'm disappointed with from their own personal choices, but not any that I hate. I don't approve of performance enhancing drugs, but that banner has gotten so broad. Also, sports is a business. I hate that honest athletes are shadowed by ones that bend and break the rules, but I don't hate the people themselves. Hating takes effort, and I'm not all about that.

Except for Floyd Mayweather. @#&*% that guy.
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People hate Charles Barkley? I live around Philly, but I thought he was generally well liked all over. He's hilarious. My favorite of his off the court antics include: losing horribly to Martha Stewart on a Celebrity Jeopardy basketball category, jumping over a member of Team Angola during the '92 Olympics and his golf swing.
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You don't have Maradona on the list, so I can't vote.
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WyantJM wrote:
People hate Charles Barkley? I live around Philly, but I thought he was generally well liked all over. He's hilarious. My favorite of his off the court antics include: losing horribly to Martha Stewart on a Celebrity Jeopardy basketball category, jumping over a member of Team Angola during the '92 Olympics and his golf swing.


I don't hate him, but man, he does not need to be a commentator. I feel like he could do a show with Ozzy Osbourne and literally nothing intelligible would be said.
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CasualSax wrote:
WyantJM wrote:
People hate Charles Barkley? I live around Philly, but I thought he was generally well liked all over. He's hilarious. My favorite of his off the court antics include: losing horribly to Martha Stewart on a Celebrity Jeopardy basketball category, jumping over a member of Team Angola during the '92 Olympics and his golf swing.


I don't hate him, but man, he does not need to be a commentator. I feel like he could do a show with Ozzy Osbourne and literally nothing intelligible would be said.


Yeah, he's turrible at talking.
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Too long a list for me to really compare the athletes. But I saw you included Ben Roethlisberger and given that he's a rapist, I feel pretty comfortable choosing him as my most hated. Based on different reports, I could also see going with Lance Armstrong or maybe even A-Rod. But I have no problem sticking with, uh, Big Ben.
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Claude Lemieux is a tough one to answer. Is he on my team? If so, the guy is amazing. Is he on the other team? If so, he should be suspended indefinitely.


Claude Lemieux is a coward and loser and no matter what team you cheer for you should wish him to be trapped in a barrel of horse urine... but he got his comeuppance, so it's hard to vote him as most hated.

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Claude Lemieux is a tough one to answer. Is he on my team? If so, the guy is amazing. Is he on the other team? If so, he should be suspended indefinitely.


This. Exactly. (Avs fan here)

And why is Tom Brady not on this list?

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There are some doozies on here. If you somehow discount the heinous things these people DID (raping, cheating, animal cruelty, ear-biting), and only look at their personalities, Clemens is #1 for me.

Note: there are a lot of people who don't think Ty Cobb was an asshole. He pretty much CREATED the genre.
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Larry Levy wrote:
But I saw you included Ben Roethlisberger and given that he's a rapist, I feel pretty comfortable choosing him as my most hated.
ALLEGED.
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fightcitymayor wrote:
Larry Levy wrote:
But I saw you included Ben Roethlisberger and given that he's a rapist, I feel pretty comfortable choosing him as my most hated.
ALLEGED.


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Curt Schilling has a really impressive work rate for this list. Basically defrauded the state of Rhode Island and ran his company into the ground, ruining lots of people's lives along the way while being too cowardly to let them know. And he's a political booster of the most disliked presidential candidate in modern history.
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Wasn't Tony Stewart the guy that purposely (allegedly by the victim's family) veered his car towards that young driver and ended up killing him during a race?

I chose him as the worst ever. Also, OJ probably is the #1 answer.
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rutherford82 wrote:
Also, OJ probably is the #1 answer.


Rae Carruth and Aaron Hernandez are up there too.

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Man, I hate A-Rod. And Bonds, which is such a pity as he was a butthead but a damn good player before he had to go blatently cheating. What an a-hole. I also really despise Bud Selig.
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WyantJM wrote:
People hate Charles Barkley? I live around Philly, but I thought he was generally well liked all over. He's hilarious. My favorite of his off the court antics include: losing horribly to Martha Stewart on a Celebrity Jeopardy basketball category, jumping over a member of Team Angola during the '92 Olympics and his golf swing.


There was little love in OKC for Barkley after he made disparaging remarks about our town. When the Thunder made the finals our Governor presented him with custom made cowboy boots (to which he made a back handed insult to) and a huge steak from Cattleman's with a side of calf fries. Barkley, not knowing what calf fries are, gobbled them down while his cohosts politely declined his offer to share.
 
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Barkley, not knowing what calf fries are, gobbled them down while his cohosts politely declined his offer to share.


I don't know what calf fries are either? Seems like not knowing what something is and offering to share it shouldn't be held against you.

I literally have no other opinion on Barkley, so this isn't me defending him or anything.
 
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Deep fried calf testicles.

It's considered a joke to offer them to someone if they don't know what they are. His cohosts knew and that was why they declined. I understand it's an acquired taste, something I have never tried.
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rutherford82 wrote:
Wasn't Tony Stewart the guy that purposely (allegedly by the victim's family) veered his car towards that young driver and ended up killing him during a race?

I chose him as the worst ever.
The young driver in question (Kevin Ward Jr.) got out of his sprint car after a crash and literally walked down the track and into the path of Stewart, all the while yelling & gesturing wildly to show how mad he was. Stewart clipped him with his right rear wheel. A New York grand jury declined to indict.

Gosh, a lot of bloodthirsty angry people in this thread!
 
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fightcitymayor wrote:
rutherford82 wrote:
Wasn't Tony Stewart the guy that purposely (allegedly by the victim's family) veered his car towards that young driver and ended up killing him during a race?

I chose him as the worst ever.
The young driver in question (Kevin Ward Jr.) got out of his sprint car after a crash and literally walked down the track and into the path of Stewart, all the while yelling & gesturing wildly to show how mad he was. Stewart clipped him with his right rear wheel. A New York grand jury declined to indict.

Gosh, a lot of bloodthirsty angry people in this thread!


It's not a good look for you to defend a rapist and a murderer
 
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AndySzy wrote:
b a n j o wrote:
Claude Lemieux is a tough one to answer. Is he on my team? If so, the guy is amazing. Is he on the other team? If so, he should be suspended indefinitely.


Claude Lemieux is a coward and loser and no matter what team you cheer for you should wish him to be trapped in a barrel of horse urine... but he got his comeuppance, so it's hard to vote him as most hated.

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See also Roy.

http://www.denverpost.com/2016/02/26/that-time-patrick-roy-f...

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matthean wrote:
AndySzy wrote:
b a n j o wrote:
Claude Lemieux is a tough one to answer. Is he on my team? If so, the guy is amazing. Is he on the other team? If so, he should be suspended indefinitely.


Claude Lemieux is a coward and loser and no matter what team you cheer for you should wish him to be trapped in a barrel of horse urine... but he got his comeuppance, so it's hard to vote him as most hated.

Source:


See also Roy.

http://www.denverpost.com/2016/02/26/that-time-patrick-roy-f...



Damn was that game awful! Had a couple friends over with the wife and ran out to get pizza before the game started. Place was slow, so I didn't get the food until the game started and I was listening on the radio.

Get home toward the end of the first and everyone was like "yeah, we're going home...Avs are done". cry
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