The individuals over at Q Score poll the general population on athletes and their attitudes toward them.
So how did Lebron do? We get more from Sports Grid:
LeBron James‘ popularity among fans has significantly and quantifiably decreased since his decision to sign with the Miami Heat, according to Darren Rovell. Rovell and CNBC got their hands on the newest results from the Q Score company, which polls the general population and gauges their attitudes on athletes.
Here’s what they found: The average Q score for an athlete is a 15 percent positive score and a 24 percent negative score. In January of 2010, LeBron James scored 24 percent positive and 22 percent negative. This was “the highest [they] had ever seen.”
LeBron’s score now? 14 percent positive (down 41.6 percent), 39 percent negative (a 77 percent increase). This makes him the sixth most-disliked athlete, behind Michael Vick, Tiger Woods, Terrell Owens, Chad Ochocinco and Kobe Bryant.
The news isn’t particularly surprising but you would think that the hatred from Cleveland might have pushed him into the top 5 but I guess adultery/dog fighting/and the occasional touch-down celebration is more maddening.
Oh well, I guess Lebron can put more people on that list.