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Old 02-29-2012, 11:47 PM   #61 (permalink)
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Since there are a few active guys here I figured i'd ask this here real fast.

I've always semi been a Raptors fan, getting their final scores sent to my phone and rooting for them. I never really knew any players. All I know is we lose a lot and probably the two best players I've heard of are Bosh and Carter. I recently got a laptop and I can now watch the Raptors game and now I can actually root for them. I'm pretty new to the whole NBA thing. So my question is why do we want to lose? Better draft pick I assume? Still trying to learn more about the NBA
Not all of us subscribe to this mentality
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:37 AM   #62 (permalink)
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Ok, now that's annoying, for example, I didn't had a chance to watch a game, I come here to read some interesting stuff and people opinions, discuss things, but what can you discuss when:

Every second post is about that we have to lose and tank. That's actually pathetic, because when you consider, you wouldn't find a basketball fan in Europe that would wish to see his favourite team losing.

Maybe that's why Americans are held the worst fans in the world?
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:48 AM   #63 (permalink)
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Ok, now that's annoying, for example, I didn't had a chance to watch a game, I come here to read some interesting stuff and people opinions, discuss things, but what can you discuss when:

Every second post is about that we have to lose and tank. That's actually pathetic, because when you consider, you wouldn't find a basketball fan in Europe that would wish to see his favourite team losing.

Maybe that's why Americans are held the worst fans in the world?
A: In Europe there are no Drafts B: Toronto is not not in America
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Old 03-01-2012, 01:04 AM   #64 (permalink)
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Old 03-01-2012, 01:11 AM   #65 (permalink)
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Ok, now that's annoying, for example, I didn't had a chance to watch a game, I come here to read some interesting stuff and people opinions, discuss things, but what can you discuss when:

Every second post is about that we have to lose and tank. That's actually pathetic, because when you consider, you wouldn't find a basketball fan in Europe that would wish to see his favourite team losing.

Maybe that's why Americans are held the worst fans in the world?
The Lithuanian members kind of make me laugh sometimes with their rules for what "real fans" are allowed to do.

I'm not a member of the tanking nation, but it is pretty easy to see that the idea is "short term pain for long term gain".

I imagine that part of the appeal of rooting for tanking is also a zen/comedy/self defense mechanism against the pain of losing.

The idea that fans must be "unquestionably loyal" seems to be a leftover Soviet mentality or something.

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Old 03-01-2012, 02:01 AM   #66 (permalink)
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The idea that fans must be "unquestionably loyal" seems to be a leftover Soviet mentality or something.
'fans must be loyal' - it wasn't Soviet mentality. Soviet mentality was: the team must win )
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Okafor should be on a better team.
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:39 PM   #68 (permalink)
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Yep. He takes a lot of heat but I think that he could be very good in the right situation.
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Old 03-01-2012, 02:42 PM   #69 (permalink)
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Did Okafor even play? I totally forgot about that while watching..

Also, not sure if its been discussed, but why did Kaman and Jones look like they were beat the fuck up? Black eyes and such
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Did Okafor even play? I totally forgot about that while watching..

Also, not sure if its been discussed, but why did Kaman and Jones look like they were beat the fuck up? Black eyes and such
pretty sure okafor is injured, which is why kaman is starting for the team, it was only a month or so that they shut down kaman and publicly said they were open to trading him, but okafor got hurt so they starting playing kaman again
in reality i think kaman is a better player anyways, both are good defensively with okafor being slightly better, but offensively okafor is limited and kaman is far superior, which is why he was to be traded because he would fetch a lot more in a trade

i'd take kaman on the Raptors if that was the position we were in need of
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