Since the mid-1980s, no team has emerged victorious in the NCAA Tournament more than Duke. For that reason, some people just don't like them. Check that, a lot of people don't like them. Here are 10 of the most hated Duke basketball players over the last three decades.
— Jay Hart 10. Greg Paulus Why was he hated? Just watch this. 9. Dick Vitale Why was he hated? Two words: Wo and Jo. (And yes, we know, he didn't go to Duke. It just seems like it.) 8. Shane Battier Why was he hated? No clue. Battier never gave any reason for anyone to hate him, but we did. Probably because of that "Who's your daddy? Battier" chant. Blame that on the Cameron Crazies. 7. Danny Ferry Why was he hated? Like Battier, for no real reason except that he was the face of the team that always beat your team. Ferry was the 1980s version of Christian Laettner. 6. Chris Collins Why was he hated? Rich kid at a rich-kid school who just oozed privilege. 5. Steve Wojciechowski Why was he hated? Two reasons: No. 1, WOJO!, No. 2, that really, really annoying floor slap. 4. Jay Bilas Why was he hated? Now, because he takes basketball waaaaaaay too seriously. Then, because he was just so smug (and still is). 3. J.J. Redick Why was he hated? His Vidal Sassoon hair. Seriously, Reddick just seemed too perfect, so hating him made us feel better about ourselves. 2. Bobby Hurley Why was he hated? Well, that hairdo, for starters. Plus, he won all the time and he played next to... 1. Christian Laettner Why was he hated? Because he wasn't on your team. Four years, four Final Fours, two national championships. If he did that for your team, you'd love him.