Having stated the basic facts about sports, I feel like asking the league to get back to what the real NBA should be about. I want a league in which fans and players can play with some toughness, in which referees are not the main stars. I want to see more Bogut vs Garnett on the court and less Villanueva twitter excuse. I want the league to let me love and hate as much as I want in a healthy way.
Sports hate is something good and normal. A fight between players on the court is not the apocalypse. Players have emotions and feelings and that's what fans love. I don't see the problem of it. Arguing a call shouldn't grant you a tech, we identify with our team's players and we also feel frustrated when Jermaine can't even look at a referee because of this.
Loving and hating in the NBA is healthy and I am sure no player wishes anything wrong happens to any other player in the league. For real. Our feelings, our emotions, our dreams should be on the court, Charlie V. The problem is that for some reason Mr Stern is making this league become something it never was: a league of twitters, of referees becoming the stars, of players sealed with the mute button of the dictatorship of the league of puppets. This league is being taken to a universe where it should never have been: twitting about what happens on the court because players don't know how to deal with the things that happen live.
Mr Stern, Twitter and ESPN's the Decision are not the realm of basketball and the true spirit of the NBA. Let the magic of the best basketball league in the world be back to where it belongs to: to the court.
Let me love and hate, let me jump and scream. Let players and fans get back to the NBA game. Bohemian 11/11/2010 04:54:00 AM Tweet Edit