Okay Portland, Now Your Insanity Has Crossed The Line

About two weeks ago, I wrote that Portland has the best fans in the NBA. And they do. Time and again, they lift that team to another place, and it's a big reason the team's been able to weather the biblical levels of adversity they've faced this season. The fans deserve the lion's share of credit. 'Course, they're also totally nuts.

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A few days after that Portland article posted—where I literally couldn't have slobbered over their fans and that franchise any more—I wrote about the first weekend of the NBA playoffs. First comment was from a Portland fan:

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No thoughts on Blazers. Typical. Write 'em off and then say nothing when we win.

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Or... Say nothing because I'd just spent 1,500 words on the Blazers a few days prior? And keep in mind, this is how nearly all of Portland fans think. Perpetually disrespected, those plucky Portland Trail Blazers are. For shame!

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It's the most biased fanbase in the league. And while it's pretty cool to see fans that care that much about basketball, it's worth noting that they're often full of crap. Exhibit A is above, and Exhibit B is in The Oregonian today:

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...the Suns celebrated and swelled with pride over pushing the Blazers to the brink of extinction.

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The Suns aren't a likable bunch.

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They talk trash. They act tough.

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And really, as insane commentaries go, that's a first-ballot Hall-of-Famer. Excuse me, but the Suns aren't likable? Is that the same Suns team with Steve Nash? Robin Lopez? Jared Dudley? Grant Hill? Channing Frye and Barbosa? Literally, the Phoenix Suns have five or six of the most likable players in the entire league.

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Oh that? Yeah, that's the entire Phoenix team breaking into a spontaneous rendition of Lionel Ritchie's "All Night Long." Totally unlikable bunch. They act so tough!

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