Because the Heat is on and I am feeling the Spur of the moment, I want to express my deepest dislike about the NBA. I used to pretend that I like basketball, I lived in a house with a crazy fan father and brother and together with their friends they always talked and argued about the games and bets and players. I wanted to be a part of the conversation so I faked it (faking in all it’s aspect is daunting and demoralizing) but then I grew up and I realized how stupid I was.
I asked this question for the longest and only until a few years ago did I find the answer. Nganong maabot mn jd ug Game 7 pirme? (Why it always reaches Game 7?) NBA fans hate each other and throw mockery and sarcasm back and forth. It used to be fine because they only do it inside their brains or with their friends and classmates at home or at school but when Social Media becomes full of this, it becomes annoying and all for what? For a commercialized game. Arguments about who is the best and who plays better is futile. These games are scripted and of course for one apparent reason, if a team is declared champion at Game 4, all the drama and the money from advertisements, Stadium tickets, endorsements and sponsorship will be prematurely cut. The return of investment will be too little for the player’s too big pockets! No genuine emotion, faking injuries and false triumphs.
Yes, I hate commercial basketball but I still love the little league. The leagues were players are not famous but of whom I personally know. When it still teaches one the real sense of sportsmanship and fun. When I hear taunting and laughter from both sides, and when injuries are real and you see real concern. When the screams becomes the memories and you can all go home talk about it and you all know that in your heart it is relevant. Yes, I am talking about the significant moment when your little child, brother or sister, cousins, friends or neighbors needs your cheer and your encouraging support. These moments are real.
Why I’m saying this is because I seldom see posts about this on Social Media. It’s like our local little leagues or the adventures of the people we care about are becoming unimportant. These days, we love what is trending and we hop in to the chaotic exchange of harsh words. If you must love NBA, just watch it and be happy or sad for whoever wins. Because you throwing bad words will not make you richer or happier or part of the Victory Party of the Team you’re cheering for.
P.S. They celebrate win or lose because they have profit win or lose. 🙂
I love you all! 🙂
Cheer on! ❤