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.
It just feels so good to hate this guy.