A new study by TopRatedCasinos.co.uk shows 3x NBA champion Stephen Curry as the NBA player with the most negative tweets.
Which NBA players receive the most hate? Which player has the most positive reviews?. Finally, there is an answer to these complex questions through a study done by TopRatedCasinos.co.uk.
There are approximately 3000 tweets compiled in the study between October 2020 to January 2021. All the tweets are analyzed for positive, negative, and neutral words, using the online analytics tool SEMrush.
The results included the players with the most negative tweets, players with the least trolls, and players with the most positive tweets.
To everyone’s surprise, Steph Curry had the highest number of negative tweets, having 27.9% disapproval from the participants in the poll. While the other half of the Splash Brothers, Klay Thompson was part of the least trolling online.
The study seemed to contradict itself as Steph Curry led with the most number of positive tweets as well. Thus making it difficult to gauge the authentic result.
Stephen Curry is the most hated NBA player on Twitter
The former unanimous MVP leads the pack with 27.9% disapproval from fans, followed by Mr. Triple-Double Russell Westbrook (24.6%) and Joel Embiid (22.3%).
Curry being the target of the highest no of trolls online seemed alarming. The 2x MVP had one of his career-best seasons this year. Curry won his 2nd scoring championship this season, leading the league in PPG.
Earlier this year, the 7x All-Star won the ESPY award for the best NBA player. The point guard surpassed Wilt Chamberlain as the Warriors’ all-time leader in scoring.
Which NBA players get the most negative tweets? According to a new study:
1. Steph Curry (27.9% of his mentions were negative)
2. Russ Westbrook (24.6%)
3. Joel Embiid (22.3%)
4. LeBron James (22.1%)
5. Kevin Durant (21.7%)
6. Kyrie Irving (20.7%)
— BasketballNews.com (@basketbllnews) August 13, 2021
However, the ironic part was Curry also received the most positive tweets of all the players analyzed (1,325). Out of the total 2,789 tweets that the superstar received, 325 were positive, 778 were negative, and 686 were neutral.
The study also covered players, with the least % of negative tweets that had Klay Thompson, leading with 14.6% of his tweets being negative. Others in the list included Jamal Crawford (15.7%), Chris Paul (16.4%), Isaiah Thomas (16.9%), and Anthony Davis (16.9%).
While speaking about the positive tweets, Curry led the pack with 47.5%, followed by LeBron James (46.7%). The list also included Blake Griffin and Carmelo Anthony.
The above study clearly indicates that the greatest players can sometimes be victims of their own greatness. Once you reach a certain pinnacle, a certain amount of trolling and hate is part of the package.