Originally Posted by FKAri
Basketball fans and sports fans in general are emotional and irrational. If the Heat lose that game Lebron is labelled a loser etc. They win and go on to win the whole thing and Lebron is hailed as top 10 all time and comparisons to Jordan resurface. Fans and I think the athletes themselves give into superstitions and myqstique more often than facts.
Honestly, thinking that winning these kind of games actually makes players better is ridiculous. It might give them a little bit of a confidence boost, but they're already superstars who have incredible confidence in themselves anyway. People are much more comfortable coming up with a narrative to explain the situation, rather than accepting that things can happen randomly for no good reason.