Originally Posted by kentatm
That's the thing though. I really no longer care if he was in on it, is secretly gay, or never knew from the start.
What I think is crazy is that ESPN and most sports media are letting him skate by his completely BS sob story that the "girl" was the love of his life.
I'm sorry but to go from he met her at Stanford after a game and formed a deep, personal love for an amazing person to he never saw her face to face, never tried to go to the hospital where she was sick and injured all summer, and never even Skyped with her is clear evidence that he totally exaggerated what this person was and meant to him. The dude was crying on TV about her for months while giving very detailed recollections of her.
Whats even more disgusting is his real grandmother actually did die right around the time he started pushing the whole girlfriend inspired him to get two INTs to help with the game garbage.
I can't get over the fact that even if this guy is totally innocent and knew nothing, he is still a major douche that claims he cared more for a person he never met or went to see in the hospital than he did for a family member he had known his whole life.
dude is a POS a-hole AT BEST IMO.
how about you stop being so narrow minded and judgmental. The nuances of relationships are complex and for you to question the depth of his feeling based on the circumstances of their relatiionship is flippant. People develop intense attachment to people they see on tv and don't even know, is it really that hard to imagine that a sheltered naive kid can possess real feelings for someone who spent hours talking to him on the phone with the deliberate intention of making him fall in love with her? what people value in relationships are completely idyosyncratic and it is entirely possible to have meaningful and fulfilling relationships based on spoken word as opposed to physical intimacy.
there has been enduring relationships built on letters never mind phone conversations.
Moreover all he had to do was to believe she was a person and have feelings for her. Upon hearing news of her DEATH, grief takes over and magnifies the importance of the deceased. It's a natural reaction to death of acquaintances and friends or family, we elevate their significance to us in order to honor and cherish their passing. In essence we conflate grief with love.
and really how much of our own feelings and emotion would stand up to this cross examination scrutiny you are putting him through?