Ever since the Bucks traded their center Andrew Bogut to Golden State, I've lost the desire to post or even discuss basketball. I no longer fault the Bucks for that decision, as Bogut seems to be experiencing some trouble returning to the court, but I find that I am adrift when it comes to basketball. I just don't have the attachment I used to have to the game.
I've been trying to figure out why the loss of one player would shake my desire as deeply as this one did, but I have no idea. The only thing I can figure, is that the team is currently in such a state of flux that I feel just as much in a state of flux. I mean, I have no idea how many players that are currently on the team will be on the team next season, nor do I know if the team will be sold in the upcoming year.
The implications of an impending sale imply so many limitations on what the team may or may not do in terms of players, meaning that they might fix it so that the players on the team are paid lowest amounts possible to make the team appeal to potential buyers. That means that I can't really attach myself to any particular player unless I want to risk getting angry again.
Plus, with a sale, there's always the risk that the team could end up moving out of state, even if the current owner tries to stipulate a "no move" clause into the purchase agreement. I beginning to think that I'm in flux more because I don't know how much longer I'm going to have a team to cheer for...
Okay, yes, I shouldn't let the state of flux of the team interfere with my team spirit, but it just seems to have left the building, and I'm not exactly sure how to get it back. I'm not sure that I can get it back either.
There are some understandable reasons though. Honestly, I've been dealing with migraines for quite some time, and even when I don't exactly have the head pain to go with them, I'll have sound and light sensitivity - which will not allow me to be noisy, nor want to be around noisy people very often. Not only that, but I really feel uncomfortable in the seats at the Bradley Center, so I'm really not in any hurry to watch any games there any time soon.
Lately I've also been feeling like there are just too many games in the basketball season. Football has a very small number comparatively speaking, and my team - the Packers - only play one game per week. I like that.
Sometimes, there are so many games on during a week that I find myself thinking, "oh, there's another game on?" and I don't necessarily have a desire to watch it. I'm curious how the game ends, but beyond that, not much more interest.
I will admit that I've enjoyed watching Ersan Ilyasova dunk the basketball in the most recent handful of games, but they're so few and far between, that I'm not thoroughly engaged. I'd like to see him dunk more, because I think he could really be a powerhouse in that respect...but not at the risk of injury...
Will my love of the game return?
I don't know, but I'll remain on the lookout for that one player who just might turn my head enough and relight that beacon of team spirit. There have been a few in the past, so I'm hopeful there might be one in the future, just not sure when...