Andrew Bogut is an all-around great guy. Laid back in interviews, he doesn't give bull $%^& answers in interviews, very passionate. He was one of the few players who would have been highly sought-after on the open market to not only re-sign with the Warriors, but do it at a discount. And, according to Marcus Thompson, "One of the reasons Bogut gave some money back was to help the Warriors sign Klay Thompson long term".
Let me remind y'all: this is a guy who could have gave the franchise the middle finger after the mishandling of his injury last season. After the organization basically lied by saying he could be back "10 days" after his injury, before eventually declaring it indefinite, he had every right to be angry--and almost no reason to feel any sense of loyalty. He described his situation as a hellish psychological nightmare, grueling, a terrible experience. In short, he could have high-tailed it out of the Bay to get away from the awful experience, and no one could have blamed him.
But he didn't. He did something almost no one has done in my tenure as a Warrior fan. He decided to buy into the Warriors, their momentum as an organization, their management, their coaching staff, and the fans. Ladies and gentlemen, that deserves some praise and quite a bit of thanks.
So I say we try and make this season as inversely great as last year's (regular) season was disastrous for Andrew. What do we have that could help Bogut? Well, according to Sports Media Watch, we've got numbers. And numbers is all-important in naming an All-Star starting lineup. We're the 3rd biggest media market in the Western Conference. Dwight Howard will once again be the lock for the starting lineup in the West, but I'm sure Bogut would recognize and appreciate being on the charts. After all, he's never been. He'll need to do most of the heavy lifting by playing well, to get outside votes across the nation and abroad, but the Giants fans once stuffed the ballot box and got their players in. Of course we'll be doing the same for Steph, but let's try and get the word out to perhaps co-workers and friends who wouldn't necessarily vote already: Andrew Bogut deserves some appreciation!