Smiling a bitter smile at the owner of the store, I told him that my girlfriend and I weren't in there to buy anything, but rather to assess the bias shown in the store's window. In passing I noticed some basketball caps, mainly black and red ones, boring. But what stood out was that Lakers cap, in purple and yellow. No green, at all, but several Heat caps.
The owners group and Stern are right. They will make way more money if they change the system and split the revenue differently. But it's not fair on the players. They are the product, and are being treated "unfairly". So what side should we root for? For the side that's right, or the side that's fair? It's highly doubtful any of us still care at this point. We want our game back, because life is dull without it. Visiting CelticsBlog on a daily base, we crave something other than that weekly roller-coaster ride with the "progress" highs and the "cancellation" lows.
We love our ball club, and without a steady flow of green clothed athletes prancing around on a hardwood floor, we get itchy. Itchy, and sometimes a wee bit frustrated, annoyed or even agitated.
"Insulted", the word I used to describe my feelings about not seeing our Leprechaun, or even our clover in that window. It was a wee bit strong, but I managed a smile that made it seem an innocent joke. It wasn't though, but it wasn't his fault either, or whoever managed to decorate a storefront with nothing but Miami & LA caps.
Free agency better start soon.