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The Ten Most Hated Teams in Sports

By Alan Rubenstein On July - 16 - 2010
The birth of modern free agency occurred when former St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Curt Flood challenged the reserve clause restricting a players movement. The clause was upheld by the supreme court 5-3 in a lawsuit by flood against MLB and commissioner Bowie Kuhn. What has gotten lost in “The Decision” and LeBron James' decision to leave Cleveland for Miami is that he was free to go wherever he wanted after fulfilling the terms of his contract. His departure for Miami has caused a ripple effect on the Miami Heat and all of sports. Cleveland is burning his jerseys and erasing any mention of LeBron downtown while talk shows are saying he might be the most hated man in sports. In addition, Chicago sports talk show has talked about printing up T-Shirts with the Miami Hate. Hating teams in Sports is nothing new. When the Yankees dominated baseball in the 1950’s, they were the most beloved and hated team in all of sports. In most cases, the teams that are the most hated are frequently the most loved. Many of these teams share the same criticisms. Their fans are too arrogant, they get every call and/or every good player, the media favors them, or they are te...

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