1. Goran Dragic, Chicago Bulls
While both Dragic himself and those around the organization have done everything they can to insist that their parting of ways was mutual, his “higher ambitions” quote and laughing at the Raptors following their elimination put Dragic firmly on top of the fanbase’s most hated list.
Dragic chose to chase a championship once again in 2022-23, declining the chance to join countryman Luke Doncic by signing with the Bulls. With Toronto and Chicago projected to be fairly even in terms of their respective talent levels, these two figure to butt heads frequently.
Goran Dragic has a rivalry with the Toronto Raptors.
While some might say that Toronto already got their revenge (as they twice beat the Dragic-led Nets and saw them eliminated from the playoffs in the first round) his comments were so inflammatory for this fanbase that booing him will be a marquee event until he retires.
When Dragic did play, he was wholly impressive in five games and lost his starting spot after just one game. While still a somewhat effective scorer, Toronto helped show that he is a very poor defender at this stage of his career. These Raptors-Bulls contests are going to be bloodbaths given the feelings between these teams.