It isn’t easy being an NBA superstar.
That isn’t just because playing in the league is intensely competitive and demanding and physically exhausting.
It’s also because you have many expectations to live up to and many goals to achieve and many fans to keep happy.
It also seems like no matter what choice is made, someone is going to be upset.
You have to have thick skin to be in the NBA, that’s for sure.
NBA fans when stars leave to win rings: 🤬😡
NBA fans when stars stay loyal to a non contending team: 🤬😡 pic.twitter.com/yv2brpaTZC
— NBA Memes (@NBAMemes) July 27, 2022
NBA Memes made a stunningly accurate point about fandom on Twitter.
They pointed out that when players leave a team to win a championship ring, fans are upset.
At the same time, when players decide to stay with a struggling team, fans are upset too.
It’s a lose-lose situation for some superstars: no matter what they decide to do, they will experience a backlash.
Durant & Dame
Both of these men have been criticized for how they treat their teams.
For Durant, people say he cuts and runs in favor of seeking squads with better championship odds.
With Lillard, people claim that he is too loyal and doesn’t make moves best for him, in favor of sticking with his original squad.
Both athletes receive similar heat for wildly different situations.
Despite the stark opinions leveled at them, both Durant and Lillard remain two of the best players around.
It’ll be interesting to see what happens to them in the next few seasons: it is quite clear that at least one of them will pack their bags and head elsewhere.
When that happens, expect to hear quite a response.