When I was a season ticket holder in DC the Bullets were consistently a few games below 0.500. Not all the away games were televised (or were on some channel I didn’t get), so it was pretty much only the home games I saw. And at home they generally won two of three and often a bit more. Plus, there was Manute Bol blocking 15 in a game a couple of times, Moses Malone knocking down 21 free throws in one game and scoring 50 in another, the sweet jumper of Jeff Malone, and Bernard King scoring 24 in a single quarter. They never made it out of the first round of the playoffs, but they were my guys and I was in my seat win or lose. I was in Chicago for the two Bulls’ three-peats and probably saw (on TV mostly) three quarters of the games they played in those years and the years in between. But the breakup of the team by management left a bad taste and with basically no continuity in players, it was a different team and I lost interest in them. So, it was off to Ann Arbor a Pistons’ infatuation. So, for me it’s about the players. If I like them, find them interesting, find them to have foibles, then I stick with the team. If the players go away and I don’t like their replacements, then I lose interest. Big Ben is gone, but the other guys are still here, so sign me up for another 82. I suspect even TheeTFD might hang around despite what he says.