I'm sure this has been addressed already, but I really needed to tell someone about this (and my girlfriend knows nothing about basketball, and all my friends are hockey heads) so I thought I'd turn to RR.
I was at a bar watching last nights game, and got talking ball with another guy. I talked about how valuable Lowry has been, how terrible that New York trade would have been, and expressed my concern over the Raptors lack of bench production. This guy tells me our bench is fine, because we have Jose Calderone and he's one of the best bench guards in the league. At this moment, I realized I was talking to a fair weather fan/bandwagoner/ Leafs-fan-turned-Raptors-fan-because-the-Leafs-still-suck.
Throughout the rest of the game, I had to listen to this guys protests to the officiating, talks about Demar being as good as Raptors era Vince Carter, and the Celtics not playing Paul Pierce "because I'm pretty sure he's injured, he's old".
He even had the audacity to contest a few things with me... and I'm day 1 Raptors junkie! THE NERVE. If you can't tell me who JYD is, I don't want to hear it!
I just want to know how other fans are feeling when this sort of thing happens and will continue to happen more and more. Watching the game from home because seats sold out to a bunch of girls taking selfies at the game, putting up with your hockey buddies give their thoughts on the team while just months earlier, they criticized basketball as being "run down the court, shoot, run back down the court, shoot - just watch the last quarter"
This makes me a Raptors Hipster, I know, I just want to hear how others have dealt with this.