NBA: Playoffs-Golden State Warriors at Sacramento Kings
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Hate is a strong word. And it’s difficult to quantify. But we’re not about to let that stop us here at Bounding Into Sports.

The NBA playoffs have kicked off in recent days and there is certainly a lot to love out on the hardwood.

Will the Denver Nuggets and Nikola Jokic be crowned repeat champions? Will the Boston Celtics live up to their number 1 seed and overall best record? Does LeBron James have another run in him?

But we’re focused on something a little different than love. Who do fans and players love to hate? Here are our top 5 in no particular order.

Rudy Gobert

NBA: Phoenix Suns at Minnesota Timberwolves
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Grayson Allen

NBA: Phoenix Suns at Sacramento Kings
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Dillon Brooks

NBA: Orlando Magic at Houston Rockets
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Draymond Green

NBA: Playoffs-Golden State Warriors at Sacramento Kings
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LeBron James

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