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Homerism



So from a link on the GSoM site I ended up perusing the NJ Nets SB Nation fan site.  One thing that I found was this article:

http://www.netsdaily.com/2010/8/19/1631587/price-for-melo

Now, I don't know the Nets or their players that well, but much of what I found on their site and in this article in particular just seemed crazy to me.  Absolutely nuts!  Like I couldn't wrap my head around it.  The comments more than the actual post. 

People were saying that they wouldn't trade Lopez and Favors for Melo, or even Lopez for Melo straight up!  Now maybe I just don't know what I'm talking about, but my first reaction to this was,  "WTF are Nets fans thinking!  They won't trade a above average center and a totally unproven rookie with potential for a guy who is probably a top 15 player in the league."

It seems to me that this must be blatant homerism, but Nets fans are sticking to their belief that Melo is not worth Lopez.  What do y'all think?

This also made me wonder in what ways the general public here at GSoM are consumed by homerism giving us an unrealistic view of a player, or multiple players, without us even realizing it.  Any thoughts on this topic?  I actually think that Randolph and Buike were two of the main players that we probably valued much more than their actual value you was.  Probably Turiaf and Beans before this past year possibly too.  I think there must be a lot of homerism here because if our players were really as good as we act like they are, we would be a much better team than we have been...

This FanPost is a submission from a member of the mighty Golden State of Mind community. While we're all here to throw up that W, these words do not necessarily reflect the views of the GSoM Crew. Still, chances are the preceding post is Unstoppable Baby!

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