As I’ve listened and read Heat fans reactions to the team’s 2nd championship, a consensus seems to have emerged that we want LeBron haters [see a partial list here] to stop their criticisms. This short-sighted reaction saddens me. The genesis of such thinking is likely one of the ugly manifestations of living in a Nanny State [it's unfair, whaaa]. It shows a real lack of understanding of what it means to be a fan and where the most joy can be derived from that experience.
The obligation to mock mercilessly
The notion that we wish others to stop their hating now is absurd. Now!? At the very moment when the stars have aligned for us to mercilessly mock them all the way into their eventual graves [on which we should be placing James trading cards, not 1, not 2 ...]? Heat fans please understand that we have nothing less than a moral obligation to never allow any LeBron hater to attempt to pivot from said hatred.
There will come a time [in the affairs of men] when the LeBron offender will attempt to say, ‘hey, can we move past this?’ The Heat fan answer must be no. At that moment, Heat fans should behave as human DVRs, by replaying their transgressions of disbelief [accuracy should not be a factor]. The only people who should be answering yes are reasonable people. But then again, those types know shouldn’t be involved in the discussion to begin with.
The moral clarity required to point that foam finger without a conscious is not a way of life for all.
Decide. In or out?
H/T to Q’s friend for the inspired parade route.