hathos (hay'thos) noun. Feelings of intense pleasure derived from the act of hating a particular basketball player, team, etc.

Usage example: Players like Kobe Bryant and Ron Artest fill me with a deep sense of hathos; I just love to hate them.

Word History: The word "hathos" is a combination of
hate and pathos, as coined by journalist Alex Heard in his Washingtom Post article, "Beyond Hate: The Giddy Thrill of Hathos," on May 17, 1987. There is no better word to describe how fans often feel during this Artestean age of ball-hoggery, egotism, and selfishness run amok.

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It just feels so good to hate this guy.
Anonymous Anonymous said...
Would you actually edit this comment into this old of a post?? Let's see!