Most Hated Teams of All Time

1983-84 Georgetown basketball
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1983-84 Georgetown basketball

The scowling Hoyas made many observers uncomfortable with their style and, truth be told, appearance. Coach John Thompson, all 6-foot-10 inches and 300 pounds of him, towered over an all-black roster led by Patrick Ewing's equally towering 7-foot presence. "People would heckle and we would see a lot of signs, particularly about Patrick, about how he couldn't read or some other personally offensive things," Thompson said. "There definitely were some racial aspects to it, but that's what was there. If we had been all white, it probably would have been our size [they criticized]."

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