Hello from Madrid!
As a spanish NBA fan, I´ve always paid special attention to the teams that have some spanish players in their roster. Just their stats, some highlights, the occasional game, you know. When Pau Gasol got to the finals I cheered for him and everything, but not much more, and I am positive that when Pau leaves LA, I will lose all interest in the Lakers.
This is not the same.
First, I was "Hey, let´s check how is Ricky doing..."
Some days later I found this site, and LOVED it. The people, the jokes, just everything. I began to like the team, and got to know a little bit more about the players, and how bad things went the previous seasons, and so on.
Enter January: Something totally different. As in "Setting my alarm at 4.00 am just to watch the Wolves" different.
Man, I am ROOTING FOR THIS TEAM!!
You know, I´m a big fan of Real Madrid, and here everything is like "WIN-WIN-WIN-WIN-Opps a tie, OMG we didn´t win our 14th game in a row. Apocalypse!!"
SHIT. Utter, spoiled shit.
I really like the wolves. The feeling of being the underdog, pushing to the limit just to make the playoffs (Because we are going to make it). The joy of getting the win against all odds, turning the fans of the bigger teams mad because they lost to us. The hopes of getting the final pieces of the puzzle that makes us a contender.
Just everything is WAY more exciting.
So here I am. Tomorrow I have an exam, but sure as hell I´m watching tonight´s game, because the Wolves are really fun to watch, and I´ve never been so thrilled with a team like this before.
See you in the Game Threads!!