Michigan State Basketball: 3 most unlikable Michigan players since 2000

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2. Mo Wagner (3-2 record vs. MSU)

Surprised to see Mo Wagner at No. 2 on this list instead of No. 1? Trust me, it was a tough decision, but I tried to avoid recency bias here.

Sure, Wagner was probably the most outspoken player Michigan State fans can remember and his confidence often came off as cockiness (Iggy Brazdeikas tried really hard to be Mo 2.0) and that really rubbed fans the wrong way. He would get in your face after a basket, he’d flex after an and-one and he just had that face (pictured above) that drove fans nuts.

Wagner was the kind of player who would clap right in your grill if you turned the ball over even if he didn’t force it. He’s the kind of guy who would probably taunt a middle schooler in a flag football game. The dude had plenty of emotion and energy which you would have to love if he was on your team, but he was the worst to watch.

What made matters worse for Michigan State fans was the fact that he dominated the Spartans in his final season and won three straight against the green and white over two seasons. He finished his career with a winning record against the green and white.

Oh, and that overplayed, super-pixelated GIF of him crossing Nick Ward over is crazy annoying, too.