This is just a general rant directed at all our playoff opponents (both current and future, assuming we advance). But since we're currently in the first round, I'll direct this at the Blazers fans.These are just general things to consider.
1. Why are you here on a Phoenix Suns fan page? Shouldn't you be on Blazersedge and discussing games over there? I'd like to know since I almost never see you guys drop by for regular season matchups between our teams. I'm new so I guess you guys do things differently around playoff time?
2. If you're gonna be coming here to comment on our game threads or fan posts, can you PLEASE not whine and bitch? It's basketball. Injuries, contact, and hard fouls are going to happen. Emotions will flare and shit happens. So don't start calling Suns players dirty because I don't see Suns fans calling out any Blazers players. It's just playoff basketball and all this small excessive contact is nothing compared to what players went through in the 90s. All this pushing and shoving is basic elementary school stuff, so don't get your panties up in a bunch.
3. We know the Portland Trail Blazers have been plagued with injuries all season. If you're going to talk smack and use this as an excuse for why your team loses, then please just shut up. Like I said in point #2, injuries happen. That's not an excuse. Your team managed to win 50 games and make the playoffs with a depleted roster so they have the capability to win. They're a legit threat and a dangerous team. If the Blazers lose, then they were just outplayed. If the Suns lose, they were just outplayed. NO EXCUSES. We can't know how well a 100% healthy Blazers and Suns team would do against each other. That's all simply conjecture. So just focus on reality and accept what happens.
4. Please don't talk smack. In my opinion it's just stupid. This is a sport and we're all watching it for our entertainment. Make your predictions and support your team but don't come in here and try to start up hate debates or try antagonizing Suns fans. It's pointless. It's just going to be constant bicker that goes back and forth with no real winner. As the West stands now, the playoffs are as competitive as the fight for regular season seeding was. There is no clear winner. I am constantly rooting for the Suns but if they lose, I'm just going to have to accept that they were outplayed by the other team. It's just that simple. So if your team loses, just accept that they just got outplayed by the other team. It just wasn't your team's year. Ok?
I'd also like my fellow Suns fans to abide by my points. We have a strong fanbase so let's just keep up that nice image and keep everything civil. I've rarely seen diehard Suns fans behave like those idiotic bandwagon Lakers and Celtics fans, so I applaud you guys. I personally don't despise any team so don't go and call me a hater.