Grantland.com recently produced a 32-player bracket of the most hated college basketball players of the past 30 years.
Ohio State junior guard Aaron Craft was a No. 7 seed in the “2000s” region.
Arizona Wildcats coach Sean Miller has a different view.
“If he’s not one of your favorite players, then you don’t like college basketball,” Miller said Monday.
It depends. Perhaps he’s the Bobby Hurley of his day. A point guard who looks like you should be beating up and kicking around the court. Cheeks flushed, not big enough, bad jump shot. And then he finds a way to beat you, the gutty overachiever who seems almost too good to be true.
There is usually a pushback against a player who has that kind of narrative.
Easy to love. Easy to hate.