Miami Heat: Data shows that the ‘hate is real’ for top stars

Jimmy Butler #22 of the Miami Heat laughs with Bam Adebayo #13 against the Utah Jazz (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Jimmy Butler #22 of the Miami Heat laughs with Bam Adebayo #13 against the Utah Jazz (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

The Miami Heat are who they are. With that, comes a lot of other things though.

They aren’t going to do something because it’s trendy or en vogue, but they’ll always go with what works best for them. And in that same light, they aren’t afraid to change things, switch them up, or adapt to be malleable to their assets.

That’s what has made the Miami Heat so very successful in their relatively short existence as an NBA franchise and especially when it comes to the success of Coach Erik Spoelstra. They aren’t afraid to go against the grain.

They aren’t afraid to be hated or disliked, for any reason or another. In fact, the Miami Heat welcome being the villains, the weirdos, or the underdogs, again, for any reason or another.

And with that, you can assume that their guys don’t mind either. It is a huge part of that whole attitude that likely draws guys toward Miami in the first place.

And when it comes to their two top players, the two top dogs in “The Kennel”, they are among the most hated in the NBA.

The Miami Heat seem to be ok with being disliked or ‘unchosen’ most of the time. As it turns out, people really don’t like their top stars either though.

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Well, that’s at least what some recent data about social media suggests.

Ranked numbers three and five on this list of the “players that receive the most negative tweets”, respectively, Bam Adebayo and Jimmy Butler are guys that could certainly care less of what most would think of them.

That’s what one would, reasonably, imagine about them both. Though it must be added, it looks very different on them both.

When it comes to Jimmy Butler, he cares what no one thinks of him, period. Bam Adebayo is of a bit of a different ilk and seems to have a ton of friends around the league, so you know he has some care in those opinions.

But if it really came down to it about his team, his play, or what they are doing to try and win ball games, then I don’t think he would really care about what those on the outside have to say. Now, you also have to keep in mind that this is a “fan thing” mostly, one would assume, as it focuses on Twitter.

But that takes you to another point of thought. Is it the Miami Heat’s own fanbase that heavily contributes to their two best players being on this list?

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That’s the real question to explore if you care enough about these types of things. For now though, this is quite the tidbit of information but as long as whatever makes them so negatively commented about translates to winning ball games, who cares what the twittering fingers are typing?