by Micah Hart
While having a conversation in the office this morning about the proper pronunciation of the word “meme”, we noticed one trending across Twitter: Free Kevin Love! NBA fans all over the world seem to agree that the Timberwolves’ power forward isn’t getting enough run, which seems especially puzzling given that the team traded Al Jefferson in the offseason — ostensibly in part for that very purpose.
The latest transgression occurred Saturday night, as Love registered 14 points and 13 rebounds in only 24 minutes, despite committing zero fouls.
I haven’t seen much of Minnesota yet, but this does seem to be Timberwolves fans’ biggest gripe. Just ask Minnesota blog Canis Hoopus, which put together this handy-dandy flow chart to explain coach Kurt Rambis’ decision-making:
As a Hawks fan, I can tell you what Atlanta supporters get mad at most easily — Josh Smith jumpers.
I love Josh — he is a unique talent in the NBA and does many things that change the game in a positive manner for the Hawks. But the sound that Philips Arena makes when he gathers himself to launch a jumper – well, it’s not exactly like this, but it’s close.
One of the most frustrating parts of being a fan, looking in from the outside, is not knowing what goes into making decisions on the inside. Maybe there is a good reason Rambis is rationing out Love’s minutes. Maybe there is a strategy to having Smith launch 20-footers. Neither seems likely, but I know I’d be less aggravated if I knew there was method behind the madness.
What one thing about your favorite team drives you the most crazy? Leave your suggestions in the comments.