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Most Unpopular Raptor of All-Time Bracket: The Embarrassing Eight

Look at Andrea’s face in this picture. You better believe he’s locked and loaded for the regional finals.

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We’ve reached the point in this competition for the Most Unpopular Raptor of All-Time when the heavy hitters start going up against each other.

Hedo Turkoglu vs. Rudy Gay. Rafael Araujo vs. Alonzo Mourning. John Lucas III vs. Chris Childs... wait what?

The anarchy in the guard region continued over the weekend with Lucas and Childs pulling off victories over Shawn Respert and Milt Palacio, respectively, by just one vote each. The rest of the match-ups were landslides in favour of the higher seeds, which gives us a superb Embarrassing Eight here on this Monday afternoon.

Let’s get to it.

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Wings: #1 Hedo Turkoglu vs. #2 Rudy Gay

Before I get to the punch line, let me just say if you’re a grown ass man waiting for autographs, you don’t ever deserve to have a woman in your life, but I digress.

The look Hedo gives the little man tryna sneak in for a selfie is how we all felt watching him chuck up terrible shots and jog back on defense.

Hedo with the OG “Who’s Manz” look.

Speaking of fan reactions, I wish we could of seen this guy’s reaction after the Rudy Gay trade that made him a Rap. Could of been an all-timer.


Who was more unpopular?

This poll is closed

  • 87%
    Hedo Turkoglu
    (832 votes)
  • 12%
    Rudy Gay
    (115 votes)
947 votes total Vote Now

Big Men 1: #1 Rafael Araujo vs. #2 Alonzo Mourning

Alonzo Mourning never showed up, and the same can be said for Hoffa, if we’re being honest.


Who was more unpopular?

This poll is closed

  • 49%
    Rafael Araujo
    (571 votes)
  • 50%
    Alonzo Mourning
    (589 votes)
1160 votes total Vote Now

Big Men 2: #1 Andrea Bargnani vs. #2 Jermaine O’Neal

Here’s an example of these two working together. Woo teamwork!

And here’s an example of Jermaine O’Neal crushing Andrea’s hopes and dreams along the baseline. (peep Nav Bhatia in the Magloire jersey while Big Cat also works the paint.)


Who was more unpopular?

This poll is closed

  • 83%
    Andrea Bargnani
    (779 votes)
  • 16%
    Jermaine O’Neal
    (152 votes)
931 votes total Vote Now

Guards: #8 John Lucas III vs. #6 Chris Childs

I mean sure? What this has taught me if when we do this again next season in the dog days of NBA April, we’re gonna have to find some more unlikable guards so we don’t end up with sweet singing John Lucas and Kobe-punching Chris Childs. That errant shot from Childs in the Detroit series should not really have carried him this far, right?

Whoever the people vote for will most certainly be taken out by the Andrea train in the next round, so we’ll give them a bow right now.


Who was more unpopular?

This poll is closed

  • 48%
    John Lucas III
    (254 votes)
  • 51%
    Chris Childs
    (266 votes)
520 votes total Vote Now


(And prepare for the Final Four on Wednesday.)