guess I will follow suit and post here as well considering the thread here is more appropriate for this post
sfsfsfgiants wrote: Would you rather win watching a boring team or lose watching a fun team? No question, I would rather win.
This is an interesting question and I am a bit on the fence but I think I would learn towards watching a fun team. I literally can not watch most of Eastern Conference basketball. I will not watch the SPurs play unless they are playing the Warriors.
To me Basketball is a very beautiful and graceful game... when played the right way.
In the years right before Magic and Bird came into the league, the league became a heavy slow down, isolation type game... No movement... just clear out and go one on one. The sport was dying.... attendance was down, ratings were down and not a lot of interest in the sport.
In came Magic and Bird who helped show a different way to play the game. They made passing a cherished commodity. The success they had on the court with making their teammates better ushered in a new era of the game. The game evolved and changed. Fans took notice and the game EXPLODED in popularity. The Showtime lakers played truly a beautiful game of basketball. The sport itself was just a thing of art to watch (even if the athletes were not as explosive as they are today).
In the last 5-10 years, the games has devolved in some respects back to that mauling, slow, and isolation type game and for me personally, I have lost a ton of my passion for the game. I LOVE the Warriors and that wont change... but now I wont typically watch a nationally televised regular season game between two random teams. I like watching the Suns play and a few others but that is about it.
I used to watch any game I could. No longer.
I feel fortunate that the team I root for plays an uptempo style game... they are not the old lakers but they do still entertain. It would be really hard for me to be a fan of a team like the Utah Jazz from a few years ago with Malone and Stockton. My god that was the most boring team I have ever seen. They had a lot of success but every freaking time down the court it was a high pick and roll and 3 other players just standing there. That is NOT basketball to me and I refuse to watch it.