Updated: Jul 31, 2006, 11:17 AM

Vote: Who deserves a boo exemption?


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In his recent column, Page 2's Skip Bayless writes that some players deserve a ''boo exemption" when playing at home. Why? Because they have given so much to their city and team that hard times should be answered with positive reinforcement rather than a nasty chant.

Bayless argues that Derek Jeter should never be booed by New York fans because he rises to the occassion when it matters most and he has played a key role in four Yankee championships. However, he gives Laker fans the right to boo Kobe Bryant because he has yet to prove he can win without Shaquille O'Neal.

We've listed below 20 superstars that have had huge impacts on their respective teams, some of which have not been insulated from the boo birds. Do any of them deserve the SportsNation Hometown Boo Exemption? Click all that apply.

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