It is impossible as a reporter or analyst to like every player or athlete you cover. If they tell you they do, they are lying to you. We are human and it is human nature to dislike people who rub us the wrong way.
The professionals can put that aside and report with an unbiased perspective.
Then you have Larry Merchant who distaste for Floyd Mayweather clouds every single Mayweather fight he covers. Mayweather rubs a lot of people the wrong way, but you have to be able to report things straight down the middle. It is such blatant bias against Mayweather on Merchant’s part even fans who don’t like Floyd have pointed it out.
It would be better if Max Kellerman called Mayweather fights going forward. Kellerman is better than Merchant anyway in my opinion.