yes, but the final score wasn't close.
American major league professional sports are possibly the most naked example of the wild hypocrisy of extremely wealthy capitalistspeople like to talk about how ironic it is that american sport is so anti capitalist in this way
to elaborate on this, smaller trend, such as it was, wasn't really about quickness or other traits you'd associate with being smaller, it was about skillif anything it could be trending up as smaller point guards are going out of vogue
I mean yeah if you can't shoot you'd better be able switch onto and defend smaller guys on the perimeter, as well as protect the rimrobert williams is the next evolution of what guys like tyson chandler/deandre jordan were for the previous generation. perfect role playing big whos best skills are the most useful a center can have in todays game.
you can also be neutral but that is true. if you're a fan of one, you're not a fan of the other.you're either a yankees fan or mets fan, white sox or cubs.
chandler and jordan were also different in that their main role was primary, strong side paint defense as much as it was weak side help where as robert williams splits strong side paint defense with horford and is a bit more of a free safety. And thats a bit like what you just said but its worth noting that celtics dont even deign to pretend that robert williams is the typical park in paint and dare guys to come at you player. its philosophically aligned with what chandler and jordan were though in that its a culling of the center position of every skill that isnt absolutely necessary for the current state of the game. the evolution being that now a player more in the tyson chandler mold via rudy Gobert has his utility questioned and that ability to be a solo paint protector could be becoming about as useful as a post game.I mean yeah if you can't shoot you'd better be able switch onto and defend smaller guys on the perimeter, as well as protect the rim
that's the difference between a useful modern role-player center and one ~10 years ago like Chandler or Jordan
you see how DeAndre Jordan has been basically unplayable for several years now despite only being 33
you can also be neutral but that is true. if you're a fan of one, you're not a fan of the other.
tho it's not bitter rivalry like Manchesters United and City or whatever (idk what Premier League fanbases hate each other)
partially bc they're in different leagues and so never in direct competition barring a World Series
you don't have to, but can absolutely pull hometown solidarity and root for the other team if they make it to the World Series
can't speak to NY, but in Chicago it's def just one more extension of the North/South side divide
North = more affluent, whiter (that is a generalization, but in general true), South = the opposite (tho White Sox play in Bridgeport, traditionally a working-class white enclave - it was Daley heartland, back when they ruled the city for yunno half a century)
which I neatly avoid by living on the west side, and also not caring about baseball at all
Not sure!In NY, Mets fans just pretend baseball season is over if the Mets are out of the playoffs and Yanks are in, and vice versa. They might not actively root against the other hometown team (although some do), they just pretend the playoffs doesn't exist if their teams aren't in it. There are still old-timers here who ignore both teams and root for the Dodgers!
@suspended, do Lakers and Clippers fans hate/tolerate/ignore each other? Saw Ice Cube (big Lakers fan) on ESPN today, when asked about the Clippers prospects for next year, he basically dismissed the entire topics with "whatever". Referred to them the Strippers.