This article is going to make many unhappy. I’m upset that fans cannot just accept their current teams, and be in it for the long haul. When your team is feeling pain, you must also feel pain.
I feel for the true Miami Heat fans who have been there since the Dwyane Wade championship era, and the true Los Angeles Lakers fans who were there when the Lakers missed the playoffs.
The reason for the hate is all the undeserved support a team gets just because they’re good. A team should have the loyalty of its fans the whole way, not just for the easy parts. The fact that you’ve supported your team for the longest time, through the good and bad, should give you the satisfaction when you’re team is finally good. One of my friends calls himself a faithful fan, but then says, “why would you like a team that sucks?” That is the definition of bandwagon fan right there.
For example, the Warriors fans are filled with devoted men and women who suffer with this team, and exult with this team. If you do like this team, but only when they were good, I’m sorry, you’re a bandwagon fan. Please explain why you do this in the comment section.
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