I don't think there is any "hate" for Andersen, but negativity is based on perception and rumour.
He played out his career overseas, and make a few quid, and most would say good on him.
The rumour (romur?) is that he was on ridiculous money at United, and if true then the perception is that he's greedy, prolonging his career by condescending to play in our league but still demanding top dollar. Furthermore, if true, then he was a waste of money.
And perhaps Hawks fans are concerned that he may still be demanding too much, even if it were half what he was rumoured to be on.
I think some of us have unrealistic expectations of these returning expats:
They are mostly at the end of their careers, often carrying injuries, and by definition nolonger able to make the grade in Europe. Yet our league is no less demanding.
Some of the leagues they play in, are arguably no better than the NBL, just better paid. Whilst those that do play in the better leagues have been role players on a deep bench. Yet we expect them all to charge out into the NBL and dominate with 20ppg.
And the problem with Salary romurs is that we really haven't got a clue.
Maybe Andersen agreed to play for league minimum to help win a championship?