aurorakmw, I don't really know the truth about the fans. I got that impression from the way people post on the Pistons forums. I got the steady impression that there were only a couple of us defending Darko and trying to lobby to get him playing time, and kept the faith. I had the steady impression that the majority of the posters enjoyed putting him down, calling him a failure, and especially calling us Darko HOF Club members (their description, not ours) to task for our 'blind' faith in him. It would have cost the Pistons only 5 or 7 minutes a game to shut us up forever. Those are really the only places where I picked up that feeling and what I was basing my opinion on. Possibly this opinion is not completely correct, but it is what I believe.