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Heat-Mavs 2011 NBA Finals

Discussion in 'Professional Basketball' started by BB73, May 27, 2011.

  1. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ

    I'd like to reiterate this point. I'm not a Cavs fan (my last NBA "team" was Detroit as a child), but the hatred for Lebron's petulance, lack of class and unfounded boasting/denigration is the reason much of america roots against Lebron now (after being the face of the league the previous few years, deserved or not).

    America will often allow you to act like Deion Sanders, Michael Irvin, Bill Belichek if you win, but you BETTER back it up.
     
  2. Bucklion

    Bucklion Throwback Staff Member Former Premier League Champ

    Hataz gonna hate.
     
  3. scarletmike

    scarletmike Researching the Magic!

    Hey, pass me the hater-ade.
     
  4. jlb1705

    jlb1705 hipster doofus Staff Member Bookie

  5. muffler dragon

    muffler dragon Bien. Bien chiludo.

    I couldn't care less about the article. What bothers me is you being FB friends with fool. :p
     
  6. colobuck79

    colobuck79 tilter of wind*ills

  7. 3074326

    3074326 Urban Legend

    Still don't see what the problem with rooting against someone you dislike. This isn't isolated to Cavs fans and Lebron. This is common all over the place in sports. Penguins fans did it with Marian Hossa, Blackhawks fans with Chris Chelios, Red Sox fans with Johnny Damon, lots of different people with Big Ben/the Steelers last year. This isn't Cleveland, it's just the way fans act.

    I don't see anything delusional about hating Lebron. Bitter? Yes, and if you don't understand why there is bitterness and hatred.. then I have nothing else to say. The hatred in Cleveland is stronger than the rest of the country because Lebron's douchiness directly affected them. He's still hated in the rest of the country though, so it's not just Cleveland being ridiculous.

    Do you expect them to root for him or be neutral? You could replace any city and superstar (other than maybe Miami, lol) and the same reaction would probably happen based on long-lasting bitterness we've seen from other cities in other situations.

    EDIT: Here's something I should've added.. one of my good friends is a Pistons fan and he celebrated the Heat's loss.
     
  8. OH10

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