Can you post that Trolling Lakers Fans essay here?
Why? I linked to it in the original post, and I’ve got a limit to pimping my work elsewhere multiple times a day. My followers don’t want to see all the crap I’ve written, they’d get tired of all the me me me (and so would I). This feeling of mine is why I’m poor and destitute, but also why I feel good about myself when I’m turning in for the night. My girlfriend thinks I’m too self-deprecating, but if your writing isn’t strong enough to stand out on its own, without the usual pimp trappings of social media, then it’s probably not very good.
In fact, the only reasons I linked to the piece in the first place were A) It was relevant to the gif of that poor Lakers fan, and B) Michael Pina, who you should definitely follow on Twitter, deserves more readers at Shaky Ankles. I didn’t feel as uncomfortable linking to his site even if its for something I wrote because it’s his and he’s one of my favorite NBA writers out there.
There are some things I really liked in that post, but it just makes me feel icky to quote myself. That doesn’t mean I dislike when other people do it, but it’s not for me. Sorry. You can click the hyperlink if you’re really hard up for my (borderline) pedantic imaginings of Lakers fans.
This has to be disappointing for Kings fans, who have continued to come out to games despite an economic downturn and some truly terrible post-Webber teams, while living under the threat of franchise relocation. Seattle fans have to be psyched to get basketball back, though they are going to have to stop complaining about Kevin Durant and the Thunder now that they’ve also stolen another city’s team. Of course, Kansas City and Rochester probably have very little sympathy for Sacramento.
Pour out some rakia into the river for Vlade Divac, listen to some Wayman Tisdale albums, and hang a Mitch Richmond jersey from the top of that weird ziggurat, for today, the cowbells clang a song of mourning.