greed416 wrote:i think part of the reason is that the nba/raptors is fairly new to canada. therefore we have a lot of young fans, and a lot uneducated fans of the game. therefore they can only see the small picture and tend to freak out at every small situation because of that.
This is the truth. The Raptors are an expansion team, and we're still very much expansion fans. We don't have anywhere near the knowledge of say Celtics or Knicks, or the experience to understand why problems emerge or how players develop.
Most fans on this board have a memory of about 4 years - to 2008, around the time that Hoffa was drafted. Even Vince fans are slowly becoming a thing of the past.
For the OP, have you been to a Raptors game? Notice the age of the fans and the general attitude of the crowd. There are a lot of people there who sound like they've never seen a basketball game in their lives.
It'll take time to develop a smarter fanbase, but check back in ten years. I'm sure things will be different.