By now, most everyone has heard that Kris Humphries is the most hated player in the NBA, edging out LeBron James according to Forbes. The whole list is not much of a surprise: three Heat players, two Lakers (three if you count Odom), and a handful of others who generally come off as being too cocky for their own good. But if you scroll down the list to number four, there’s a name San Antonio Spurs fans might not expect -- Tony Parker.
Parker does come off as a little full of himself sometimes, but obviously that’s not what got him on the list. Since he doesn’t play in New York or L.A. he’d have to do something pretty notable to make the top 10. I think (allegedly) cheating on one of America’s sweethearts with your former teammate’s wife would probably do it.
Look at the guys that Parker beat out to get fourth: Metta World Peace, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh. TP isn’t nearly as annoying as any of those guys on the court. The people who voted must really like Eva Longoria.
I’d be interested to see what Spurs think about this ranking. Does he really deserve to be on this list? I could probably think of a handful of players that are more deserving to be on this list, and I’m not even a big Parker fan.
I would also like to know how many people who voted in this poll are regular watchers of the E! Network. How many voters keep up with the Kardashians more than they do with the NBA?
Because he said the present spurs lineup is not good enough to contend. The spurs doesn't want to hear the truth. Without additional big man no way will they contend. They have shopped for a big man without success. They even waived Lawal and soon Hassell and Zeller.
i think it's stupid. i still like Parker. despite what he has done, there are more hated players that should be ahead. and for the record, i don't hate Humphries.
This isn't news. Most Spurs fans won't even defend him especially after the whole Eva affair. On top of that is the fact that he robbed Duncan of his 4th Finals MVP, was rumored to want to go to the Knicks, told reporters that the Spurs "are done" this summer, he doesn't play defense, and he really doesn't fit the mold of a true Spur. If Spurs fans don't even like him, who does?
@CraigThomas i don't think he robbed Duncan of his 4th Finals MVP. Parker could not be stopped against the Cavs, and i think he deserved it as much as Duncan would have.
@RG8907 Sure Parker was the best player in the series but he was mainly being guarded by rookie Daniel Gibson. Duncan should have been given the award. Any Finals MVP PG should have to average above 5-6 assists per game.