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Fear and Loathing in Phoenix

Don't worry. This has nothing to do with Politics, Drugs, nor Hunter S. Thompson. It just has to do with the Heart of the Phoenix Suns fanbase, as expressed here on the Bright Side. I popped in at the beginning of the truncated season we just saw and suggested that, while the foundations of a great team were on the roster, what was best was to treat this team like a leper, and just let the dead, rotten parts fall by the wayside. And they are. Over the course of the 66 game debacle, we felt it in our heart that we OWED, as fans, Steve Nash the opportunity to go to a title contender and have a legitimate chance at winning what we know he deserved. Steve Nash gets what we want him to have, then label him a Traitor? For shame! I'll root for Steve Nashty like a mo-fo and against the Lakers fo-sho. But who here is really the turncoat? I'd like to start throwing stones now. This is no longer the BrightSide. This is Dave Chappelle's "Hater's Ball". Whines and whipers cry out, "The Lakers!? How could he? How could we?" And the pissing and moaning doesn't stop there. Even the creative article 'Captain America joins the Nazis' is ridden with user comments that are pissing and moaning on a scale that would embarass the Kardashian's, all the while missing the humor and juxtaposition of such a title that embraces the shock in a good natured way. But let's be completely honest with ourselves. The reaction to Steve going to the Lakers is loathing, and loathesome. Amongst the Suns fans are summertime patriots that suddenly fear the prospect of transitioning from one era to the next. Be warned, you're bandwagoners, carpetbaggers, and some other word that alludes me. But you are NOT Suns Fans. We wintertime warriors are happy Steve is getting one last legit chance. We wintertime warriors are happy this downtrodden franchise is acknowledging itself for what it is, where they are, and what they have to do. We'll watch every last crappy game and embrace ourselves for who we are, Suns fans who love those that made us Suns fans. Hell, I'll even chant MVP when Steve Nash strolls through town in a Laker jersey.



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