Remember how I stated that positive experiences in basketball video games can make you like particular NBA players? It can also work the other way.
It may seem completely irrational to dislike an NBA player because of their video game likeness, but it’s something I have found hard to control. A player like Kevin Durant could be the most humble guy in real life, but you could still dislike him because he dropped 50 points on you in NBA 2K15.
Sometimes a player can be annoying in one game, but be slightly neutralised in the next due to updated game mechanics or more modest ratings. In any case, the memory of one particular player terrorising your beloved franchise can be enough for you to dislike them over their entire career.
This is a list dedicated to players who I either dislike now or disliked at one stage of my life because of basketball video games.