Originally Posted by Vancouver-Grizz
""I don't care what anyone says. Oklahoma City Thunder is the best and most professional organization in the NBA and got the craziest fans"
4 days later...Traded ....
I hope people stop hating on Durant and Lebron for leaving when organizations really holds all the cards majority of the time.
Look what happened to Kanter and IT. No loyalty starts with the franchise not the players.
From a logical standpoint you are 100% correct.
From a tribal and emotional standpoint, you are 100% incorrect and it is the precise reason that fans are ok and will remain ok with players getting traded but not ok with players being the ones to force trades or walking... tribalism. People root for their tribe. It's as simple as that. You aren't going to change instinct and tradition with a few words of disapproval.
Most fans root for teams first, players second... and this is not going to stop anytime soon. Don't like it? Take it up with God, mother nature, or whatever you consider existence to be. But in short? Tough shit.