32 wrote:Auric wrote:Steve Lachin over at Sports Illustrated has a very interesting article about how getting booed is a right of passage for people important not just to Warriors fans, but to Bay Area sports fans in general: http://sidelines.co/article/246638/2125. Definitely worth a read for a different perspective.
But yea, Mullin deserved way better on his night.
Interesting read, although I disagree with the general premise.
Booing may show a knowledge of who said person is, but Lacob's case is far different from A-Rod or any other athlete because (a) Lacob doesn't play, so the fans aren't booing in an attempt to sabotage his respected skills and (b) the Bay Area cannot be compared to fanbases in NY or Philly; the Bay shows infinite more class and appreciation for its own. We don't bail on our guys in a shallow attempt to prove that "WE are winners, YOU guys are losers!"... Our fans are much classier (and smarter) than that... Which is what made that night such an embarrassment.
I'm 23 and I have a whole bunch of friends that are "Warriors fans." Honestly, the **** I hear on Facebook regarding games, trades, and other Warrior related news, I can honestly say they're stupid. This is probably unrelated to your post and that article, but I'd thought I'd share anyway :
Exhibit A (copied straight from his FB) : "They didn't win on my bday! I think number 10 suck ass! Every time they put him in... They start to lose. Take him out... They score and get the lead or head to head. Tall white boy tall and big for nothing! I think I play better then him. Lol just saying..."
Exhibit B :Regarding the Ellis trade, another friend said that the Warriors are dumb and that he's no longer a fan.
Exhibit C :****... i was gonna post screen shots of a debate me and another friend got into, but it takes something like 8 screenshots for the while entire convo, but he too was going into detail how we could've gotten more for Ellis.
I can't speak for all Warrior fans, but I can say that my friends are really dumb, ignorant, and naive when it comes to the Warriors (except pawno.... He's my fb friend and he's AiIiITeEe).