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Monday, June 13, 2011

I wanna be like Dirk.

There aren’t any “I wanna be like LeBron” vids this morning. LeBron may be right, we all will go back to our lives and live them however we do. But he misses the part about being a dick. Athletes disappoint. IT’S WHAT THEY DO. But it’s also the fans’ fault to a large extent for investing so much of their own lives in the outcome of a game. The pain and suffering their favorite athlete bestows upon them – whether real or imagined, on the court or off – is flipped around as fan Haterade thanks to really awesome Nike commercials. It’s okay to want to win, that’s what fans want. But when you promise multiple championships to a city after leaving your hometown fans in a lurch, it rings false when you the other team’s bench outplays you in the biggest game of the year.

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