It is human nature to seek culpability in a time of tragedy. It is a sign of strength to cry out against fate, rather than to bow one's head and succumb. Inevitably many will fault the hands upon the sword which fell Typhon, The Ordo Malleus, but the Inquisition merely performs the duty of its office. To further fear them is redundant. To hate them, heretical. Those more sensible will place responsibility with those who forced the hands of the Inquisition, the renegades of Chaos, or the Xenos who have trespassed on our worlds. With some fortune, they may foster this hatred into purpose, and further rule their own fate by coming to the Emperor's service.
- Captain Gabriel Angelos, Blood Ravens, 3rd Company
For too long, we have suffered. Year after year, we have endured having false hopes slashed and burned around us. We watched as Ernie Grunfeld traded Ricky Rubio away for a one year rental of Mike "Glass" Miller and Randy "I can only dribble in one direction" Foye, Dejaun Blair for cash considerations, the drafting of Jan Vesely with a severely limited scouting report, drafting Otto Porter when the best bigs in the 2013 draft were still on the board, and each time, we bowed our heads and clung to the hope dangled before us. Maybe things will start to click. Maybe John Wall will save us.
But that idea is a myth. Not even Batman is capable of being all that he is on his own. There's Dick Grayson, Tim Drake, Barbara Gordon, Jason Todd, Damian Wayne, Carry Kelley, Kane, Pennysworth, and the Justice League. One man, a franchise does not make. Where does the line of succession fall outside of Wall and Beal? It's not there, because the pieces, the design, have not been placed there.
My question is this: How many of you have given up in the past five years? How many of you have bowed your head, revoked your fandom, and removed this team from your lives? How many times has the 400 level been filled with die-hard Lebron or Kobe fans?
If we honestly want this franchise to change, we have to change ourselves. We have to go from being the most "melodramatic" fan base to the most assertive one. We have to go from "wizznutzz" to hanging banners. Our voice matters.