November 14, 2011 |
For as much as we fans threaten to hold grudges in sports, our capacity for forgiveness is higher than we might realize. The NBA's been boarded up for four months, and we might say we're fed up with the constant bickering and that there's no way we'd embrace the league again. But really, the right conditions are all it takes for many of us to plug back in. Sure, it will take longer if you're, say, a Cleveland Cavaliers fan. MUCH longer. Whereas a team like the Bulls will win back fans more easily because they're a title contender and, well, Derrick Rose's talent is THAT mesmerizing.