Utah Jazz fans are bitter bumrat schmucks this morning.
I hate it when sports fans talk about loyalty in the realm of professional sports. ‘Scuse the language (as always, folks), but it’s the dumbest fucking notion that any professional athlete in a team sport should be loyal. It’s idiotic. I hate it. I think it’s simple minded for sports fans to expect players on their favorite teams to stay forever.
Gordon Hayward is going to play for the pride and the glory of The Boston Celtics.
He could have taken more money to stay in bum ass Utah.
He could have taken more money to go play in Miami for the Heat and live a luxurious lifestyle.
He took less money to jump ship to play for the pride and the glory of The Boston Celtics.
Why? For a chance to win a ‘chip.
Nah, the Celtics will never beat LeBron and the Cavs in this reality over the next year barring serious injury to LeBron & Co. And even if they did, there’s no way in the world they’d have a screaming shitheel shot at defeating Golden State, but Hayward’s landing spot with the pride and the glory of The Boston Celtics is a hell of a lot better of a place to play for a chance at winning a ‘chip than Utah.
I love it when people justify their hate for a player leaving, because it’s foolish. It’s sad. It’s pitiful. It’s downright moronic.
I get irritated with NBA players, because there’s not many rivalries going on these days. There’s too much buddy-buddy bullshit going on. I don’t care about the regular season. My irritation lies in the fact that there’s a lot of guys who are more concerned about “gettin’ theirs” rather than chasing titles. That’s why I laughed and loved it when LeBron bolted from sorry ass Cleveland to Miami to join forces with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. That’s why I didn’t mind Kevin Durant leaving Oklahoma City to join Golden State.
Loyalty has no place in professional sports.
I hated it when ignorant Los Angeles Lakers “fans” justified Kobe Bryant getting that fat contract just a few years ago when he was clearly close to retirement. They claimed that he was “loyal” and he deserved the contract. Well, the prospect of Kobe leaving was huge multiple times during his career in Tinseltown. Did you forget about 2004 and 2007? Hell, he demanded to be traded at one point in 2007. Besides, if he didn’t get that fat contract with the Lakers a few years back, where was he going to go? Tell me… that dumb bastard Jim Buss handicapped the Lakers.
That annoyed me, because I’m a basketball purist. I’ll yell it forever: I want the Celtics, Lakers, Sixers, Knicks, Pistons, etc. etc. to be contenders every year. It’s more interesting.
But Jazz fans, get over yourselves.
“Years of rebuilding, and we finally get back into the playoffs, win a round and have a chance at making something special happen, and… and…. and… now we are back in the cellar. Fuck you, Gordon Hayward!”
That’s something I keep reading. Bitterness emanating from the larynxes of anguished Jazz fans.
Jazz-dudes, he played out his contract for your shitty, pitiful franchise. He poured years of heart, effort, blood, sweat and tears on the court during his tenure wearing your team’s name 82 games a year.
He fulfilled his obligation.
Then, he had the chance to go where he wanted.
Why would you shit talk a goddamn pro athlete for the opportunity to go where they wanted?
“He should stay loyal! He should give back to the fans! We pay his salary! Without us, he’d be nothing!”
Another remark reverberating off the walls of the bumrat schmuck coliseum…
Your boss pays your salary. If you get a better job offer somewhere else where you’d rather work, are you a disloyal jackass because you are leaving that said boss?
Take the emotions out of it. Professional sports will always be about business. I don’t understand the rationale behind shitting on professional athletes for having the opportunity provided by the prospect of mobility to go where they want based on what they have in mind for their career.
Enjoy your inevitably abysmal season, Jazz fans. I’ll be laughing my ass off. Gordon Hayward and the Celtics will most likely fall to the Cavaliers, but he’ll probably have a much better time playing for a winning franchise. You should appreciate his time in Utah rather than booing just because you are sad, pitiful, bitter bumrats.
By the way, Mormons… caffeine is fucking awesome!