With the way the NBA is covered, and the itch that has been patiently waiting to be scratched by fans awaiting this sole competitive series, this is lining up to be the biggest and most heavily covered NBA Finals of All-Time.
With that in mind, and knowing how in-depth the sports media world covers every sentence from the NBA's most iconic figures, this NBA Finals could possibly be the "most hated" of all-time for a very specific reason.
A number of polarizing stars and 'hateable' characters like Draymond Green and LeBron James are set to do battle for the title, and fans will find themselves annoyed by everyone at some point in this series. The hate will be apparent every single time a player kicks out, says something controversial, or pounds their chest. It's going to be a doozy.
Dan Beyer and Michael Harmon break this down in the audio below. Listen right here.