I was just thinking about the Payton/Allen trade. I was mad at the Bucks
for trading away my favorite player, but you know what. Forget Allen. I’m
a Bucks fan first. Next time we play him, I’ll be cheering against him. I
still like Ray Ray, but now I’ve got to find a new favorite player. I don’t
think I can choose until after the season. Or after we win the finals.
Maybe I’ll pick the finals MVP. I guess it also depends if we resign Payton
after the season. Man. I’ll be really pissed if we don’t resign him. Well
I guess I shouldn’t be that pissed, since we are going to win the championship.
Never did I think they would trade Allen. I always thought it would be
Cassell to be the one to go. But oh well. Time to look for a new favorite
I was just thinking back to my previous favorite players. I didn’t really
start following basketball until ’92, the first of seven straight seasons
out of the playoffs for the Bucks. They get Todd Day out of the draft.
Alright! I found my favorite player! I think he averaged around 13 points
his rookie season. And then he dropped down to like 11 or 12 points a
game his second season. And then bam! His third season he averages over
16 a game. Yeah! That’s my boy! And then of course he gets traded to
boston the next year for I think Sherman Douglas. Sherman Douglas??? How
you going to trade my favorite player for Sherman Douglas. Stupid Bucks.
Alright Todd Day is gone. Time to be a Vin Baker fan! Yeah. Go Baker!
Dropping 20 and 10 on people. The future of the Milwaukee Bucks! Vin
Ba… Oh… You traded him? We got Terrell Brandon now? Oh dang. You mean
Sherman Douglas ain’t our starting point guard anymore? Alright. Okay.
Ooohh… That Ray Ray got some pretty game. I remember the day he was
given the title of favorite player. I went to watch the Warriors/Bucks
game out in Oakland. The game went into OT. I remember the clinching
shot. Bucks up by 2, with the ball with maybe 30 seconds left. They throw
it into Allen in the post. With the shot clock running down, Allen
takes a tough 15 foot fadeaway jumper along the left baseline. *swish*
Alright. I got to be a fan now. That was Allen’s second season, so it
would have been ’98. And Big Dog and Brandon were out with injurires, so
it was probably March. I’ve been cheering for him for five years now.
And now it’s time to move on.