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LC
Two years ago

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The NBL players fans love to hate

Every club has them.

The players that are adored by their loyal followers but seem to draw the ire of opposition fans.

They are descendants in a long line of on-court nuisances in the NBL, taking the baton from their ancestors and assuming the mantle at their club as enemy number one with opposition audiences.

So which current players do the fans love to hate the most at your club?

NBL: Love/hate relationships - the players the fans love to hate

I remember back in the day I loved to hate Morrissey from the Kings, Blakemore from the 36ers, Kruger from the Falcons and Gordon from the Tigers.

Who tops the list these days?

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Luuuc
Two years ago
19:48 15 Oct 15

Reply #555168

re: The NBL players fans love to hate

This really is just a race for second place, which I'm guessing Wortho is probably leading.
But no one is catching Redhage.


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Kobe24
Two years ago
19:53 15 Oct 15

Reply #555174

re: The NBL players fans love to hate

Redhage, Worthington Anstey Wilkinson and Heal. The old school guys mentioned above, I actually liked them all had character, unlike todays easily hated.


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LC
Two years ago
20:04 15 Oct 15

Reply #555179

re: The NBL players fans love to hate

Andrew Parkinson from the Magic!


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Jack Toft
Two years ago
20:27 15 Oct 15

Reply #555189

re: The NBL players fans love to hate

Great work LC, but Flophage is the benchmark


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Supernintendo Chalmers
Two years ago
20:47 15 Oct 15

Reply #555196

re: The NBL players fans love to hate

Oscar Forman hahahhahahaha just kidding, he's too handsome.


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fstos
Two years ago
21:24 15 Oct 15

Reply #555209

re: The NBL players fans love to hate

Heal .......daylight.....


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Dazz
Two years ago
22:51 15 Oct 15

Reply #555239

re: The NBL players fans love to hate

There was that dick that played for the Tigers back in the 90's. Don't remember his name but he basically had no role in the team except to start fights with opposition players.


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Wwizard
Two years ago
23:27 15 Oct 15

Reply #555251

re: The NBL players fans love to hate

Andrew Gaze, Larry Sengstock, Leonard Copeland, Redhage and Simon Kerle

Gaze was a good player, but the whinging he did when I followed the supercats back in the 90's (along with his dad).

Leonard Copeland cos everytime we looked like beating the Tigers he'd hit consecutive 3's and that was game over.

Redhage, he holds, he uses his elbows and comes across as a thug. Good player though but after what I witnessed in the SEABL when he played for the Thunder, he gets away with everything.

Simon Kerle, a show off in supercats era, and also when he moved onto Brisbane.


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KET
Two years ago
23:50 15 Oct 15

Reply #555259

re: The NBL players fans love to hate

Heal, Anstey, Hodge, Kerle


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Luuuc
Two years ago
00:02 16 Oct 15

Reply #555260

re: The NBL players fans love to hate

"There was that dick that played for the Tigers back in the 90's. Don't remember his name but he basically had no role in the team except to start fights with opposition players."

I'm gonna guess you're talking about Ray Gordon


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Anonymous
Two years ago
00:51 16 Oct 15

Reply #555263

re: The NBL players fans love to hate

Heal

/thread

The Dome were wanting blood everytime he rolled up it didn't matter with what team he was with.

Another Dome favourite = Kerle. Massive dickhead.


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Singlet
Two years ago
06:36 16 Oct 15

Reply #555280

re: The NBL players fans love to hate

Players we love to hate. League needs them and other than Redhage and Wortho not sure we have any more now !!


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Chris
Two years ago
07:11 16 Oct 15

Reply #555289

re: The NBL players fans love to hate

Lindsay Tait or Dusty Rychart, I can't remember now, but one of those guys was a serial flopper.


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Bear
Two years ago
07:14 16 Oct 15

Reply #555290

re: The NBL players fans love to hate

Seems to me the better a player is, the more opposition fans hate on them...


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thedoctor
Two years ago
09:27 16 Oct 15

Reply #555308

re: The NBL players fans love to hate

Grant Kruger was the ultimate hate target in the early 90's.

Bradtke when he played at the Powerhouse.

Paul Rees when he stepped on point guards...


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Very Old
Two years ago
09:54 16 Oct 15

Reply #555318

re: The NBL players fans love to hate

As much as i like to bring up "old" players, I have to give this to Redhage,

Does anyone even vaguely allude to him as an Australian boomer ? It seems that we are all just a little ashamed as having him once been a representative of this country and wish to just make out he was never there.

Which apparently is exactly how Floparge and his fans wants it to be, as the only mention of his proud Australian honour is how it caused his Puerto Rican team to miss out on a local title because of his absence for "boomers try-outs", no mention of his actual selection and attendance at the olympics for Australia.

really says it all in respect his place in Australian basketball. In 10 years he will be a bit of forgotten history I suspect.



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Camel 31
Two years ago
09:58 16 Oct 15

Reply #555319

re: The NBL players fans love to hate

Redhage, like watching the neighborhood bully blowing his nose for half an hour.


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alexkrad
Two years ago
10:08 16 Oct 15

Reply #555321

re: The NBL players fans love to hate

As a Perth fan and with all this Redhage talk.. Wortho


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Supernintendo Chalmers
Two years ago
10:25 16 Oct 15

Reply #555328

re: The NBL players fans love to hate

Very Old, you can hate his on court persona as much as you want but questioning his character and standing in basketball in the past decade says more about you than him. Shit, we rag on people for putting their pro careers ahead of their country but know you're saying he should have done the opposite?

The reason his Boomer gig didn't go as well as we could have hoped is because Goorjian insisted on giving Sav the minutes that he could have taken, despite Redhage completely out-performing him in games leading up to the Olympics.

These thread really needs to be split in to two categories - players that are hated because the fans of opposing teams got sick and tired of seeing that player kick their teams arse (like Very Old has just shown) and players who are hated because they bring nothing to the court except dirty play...the Tyson Demos award.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
10:29 16 Oct 15

Reply #555329

re: The NBL players fans love to hate

Redhage
Wagstaff
Martin

Pretty much Perth!


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Luuuc
Two years ago
10:39 16 Oct 15

Reply #555331

re: The NBL players fans love to hate

Martin?

Would not have guessed his name would come up in this thread.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
11:05 16 Oct 15

Reply #555332

re: The NBL players fans love to hate

Better say Perth based players for the sake of our SA based friends


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Supernintendo Chalmers
Two years ago
11:09 16 Oct 15

Reply #555334

re: The NBL players fans love to hate

Are these Sixers fans still not over the 2013 GF loss?


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Supernintendo Chalmers
Two years ago
11:09 16 Oct 15

Reply #555335

re: The NBL players fans love to hate

*2014


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Anonymous
Two years ago
11:11 16 Oct 15

Reply #555336

re: The NBL players fans love to hate

It appears not Nintendo


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Anonymous
Two years ago
12:11 16 Oct 15

Reply #555360

re: The NBL players fans love to hate

Mark Dickel really irritated me.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
13:39 16 Oct 15

Reply #555401

re: The NBL players fans love to hate

The topic is players fans love to hate with no additional qualifiers. We hate Redhage, end of story.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
13:51 16 Oct 15

Reply #555405

re: The NBL players fans love to hate

Can we hate coaches too how about Joey Wright


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Anonymous
Two years ago
13:53 16 Oct 15

Reply #555406

re: The NBL players fans love to hate

Trevor Gleeson


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Kobe24
Two years ago
15:40 16 Oct 15

Reply #555440

re: The NBL players fans love to hate

Redhage just as much for his moronic support from the Cats fans... and Heal from the past, someone said it, the worse the player the harder they were to hate. Kruger was funny hateable, Ray Gordon was hilarious with his celebrations... even though it was all Gaze and Copes!


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36ersNayshun
Two years ago
16:22 16 Oct 15

Reply #555450

re: The NBL players fans love to hate

The Goorj has gotta be one of the most hated Coaches. What a twat! And everyone loved to have a go at Seamus McPeake. So he'd be the most hated owner. What a donkey.

As a 36ers fan we love him but how do other fans feel about Anthony Petrie? He loves a good tussle. If anything happens on the court while he's benched he's like a mad dog on a short leash.

Funny how most of these players that people see as a bit rough on court are actually good blokes off it. I've heard good things of Redhage as a person, but as a player you could throttle him.


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Anon
Two years ago
16:25 16 Oct 15

Reply #555451

re: The NBL players fans love to hate

Redhage is a dirty player and flopper. If he played dirty and took hits back I think there'd be less hate for him.

But he chooses to then flop like a little child and cry to every ref all night long.

I'm finding Gibbo is doing the same this year, playing for calls and crying, rather than playing the Game straight up.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
16:46 16 Oct 15

Reply #555457

re: The NBL players fans love to hate

Oh yeah owners need to be mentioned. McPeake by a mile.

Heal/McPeake/Goorjian

Although you can respect Goorjian and seemed mellower with the Kings. The other two are twats.


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Supernintendo Chalmers
Two years ago
17:02 16 Oct 15

Reply #555465

re: The NBL players fans love to hate

"Redhage just as much for his moronic support from the Cats fans... "

No one cares that you hate him. But supporting him is less moronic that making stuff about him being so dirty and crying to the refs all night.


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Anon
Two years ago
18:24 16 Oct 15

Reply #555488

re: The NBL players fans love to hate

The thread is about players you hate so YES people do care. Your sensitive ass just doesn't like Floppage being called out.

He IS dirty and he IS a flopper. Only deluded Perth fans think otherwise.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
21:44 16 Oct 15

Reply #555551

re: The NBL players fans love to hate

Flopphage, closely followed Wagstaff. Childress's elbow was karma for all the constant off-ball niggles he's given out over the years.


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Anon
Two years ago
23:39 16 Oct 15

Reply #555591

re: The NBL players fans love to hate

Redhage!


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Marcus Camby
Two years ago
23:44 16 Oct 15

Reply #555596

re: The NBL players fans love to hate

I see people here still haven't got over the 2014 GF.

If you hate Redhage, then you must surely hate Rhys Carter for punching Redhage, or Gibbo for bowling him over.

Its laughable that the 'most knowledgable fans' love to accuse others of being salty, yet all the while wading in Sodium Chloride for the pass 2 seasons.


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Luuuc
Two years ago
00:15 17 Oct 15

Reply #555620

re: The NBL players fans love to hate

"If you hate Redhage, then you must surely hate Rhys Carter for punching Redhage"

How does that follow?
If I hated Redhage, I'd probably like Carter for punching him :p


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Dazz
Two years ago
02:32 17 Oct 15

Reply #555645

re: The NBL players fans love to hate

Nobody who's watched more than a couple of seasons of NBL, and seen some of the great wankers, could have any reason to nominate players like Martin and Wagstaff. That would be like me nominating Maher just because he played for Adelaide.
Even Redhage. I get that some people think he plays for frees too much, but he only gets elevated to the "hate" category because of his long-running success and his support amongst Cats fans. But seriously why WOULDN'T we support a 300 game championship winning player?
Again, that would be like me hating on Andrew Gaze.

So basically we need to change the title of this thread to:
"What team are 6's fans most jealous and envious of?"
Answer: Perf, cos thay suk.

End of thread.


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Supernintendo Chalmers
Two years ago
10:06 17 Oct 15

Reply #555670

re: The NBL players fans love to hate

Anon, why does it bother me if you hate someone? I dislike plenty of players myself so it's be expected that people dislike guys from my team. We all have our reasons, some guys you just dislike for unexplainable reasons. It bothers me that people invent stuff to justify their irrational hatred.

I define dirty as someone doing thug acts (Demos, Hinder, Wortho when he is losing) and not someone who gets under his opponents skin with a hold and bump here and there. He is also nowhere near the worst complainer in the league.

No one said he wasn't a flopper either so not sure the relevancy of your comment there.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
18:39 17 Oct 15

Reply #555785

re: The NBL players fans love to hate

During Kings Hawks tonight:

Voss: "They love you everywhere!"
Heal (muttering): "Not in Adelaide."

Haha that's right Shane.


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