Originally Posted by beasted86
First everyone hated Gordon, then all of a sudden he strings together a group of games averaging like 25 PPG, and he's all of a sudden okay again. Then Hughes plays two good games out of the last 3, and he's in better graces than Deng who played injured, yet over the 6 games prior to the injury game was averaging 18PPG, and shooting 43%.
Is there some type of asinine logic that makes people think somehow if they hate on a player on some message board it will motivate him to play good so they can jump back on his bandwagon?
The fairweather fans kill me.
I understand what you are saying but I don't think what we are doing is really an example of bandwagon fans.
Larry is unpopular because of his contract and attitude. He is on record saying things like padding his stats is more important than winning games and other such nonsense that will infuriate fans.
I certainly wont be inviting Tyrus Thomas over to my house for the holidays, but that doesn't mean I wont give him his due if he helps win a game like Larry did last night. This is just a tumultuous time to be a Bulls fan.
We each know the Bulls lucked out in the draft and we can feel that Rose is a player to restore the Bulls name on the highest level of NBA basketball. However, each of us knows enough basketball and the team itself to know that the majority of this team wont be part of the resurrection.
We have a front office that is afraid to spend the money required to build a championship caliber team and a GM that is afraid to make the moves necessary to upgrade the team. We are stuck between a rock and a hard place and the feeling sucks.
I believe that all we are asking for as fans is some type of consistent performance from the players. We all know that even the best of players can have a bad night, but "disappearing" for weeks or months at a time wont cut it anymore. The future is too bright with Rose in the drivers seat and we are anxious to get there.
Rose) Love him
Hinrich) I like him but I have come to accept the fact that he is not part of the plans. I hope he lands somewhere where he will be happy.
Deng) I have always been been lukewarm towards him, it's only getting icy now.
Nocioni) Lukewarm towards him but he has really grown on me this season due to his play with Rose.
Hughes) Two years left on that contract right? Counting the days...
Noah) I used to like him but I am disgusted now. This guy has actually regressed this year!
Ruffin) Who the hell is Ruffin????
Simmons) I think I would rather see Gene Simmons on the team. At least Gene can sing "Rock And Roll All Night" and it would be fun to see him chase the cheerleaders around. Cedric Simmons?
Gray) Big kid, athletically challenged body. What I like is that I know he is trying his best even though it ultimately wont be good enough. He showed to be smart and a team player dropping a whopping 30lbs this summer. His brain wants to do the right things, his body just betrays him when he tries.
Thomas) Just short of a deathwish. Get him off the team.
Gordon) Never liked his attitude. I get irritated each time I see him hogging the ball when Rose is on the floor. Just catch and shoot please or good luck to him this summer with his new team/contract.
Sefalosha) I can live with him getting a few minutes a game. I like his hustle and defense. Will he ever learn how to put the ball in the basket though?
Hunter) I am actually thankful we have him this year. I think he will be an excellent mentor to Rose.
But if any of these guys can hit a game winning shot I will say thank you to them.