10 Fantasy Basketball Guys you don’t want to be
As fun as fantasy basketball can be there will always be people who cause a divide in the league, almost to the point where they ruin our good time. Unbeknown to them, every fantasy league has them; these are 10 fantasy basketball guys you don’t want to be.
The take your time to draft guy – Draft picks are rarely sprung upon people. The draft orders are set before the draft starts. Heck, most sites even send a friendly email reminder when it is your turn to pick. You know the draft has started so there is no reason not to make your pick in a timely manner instead of using 23 and a half hours of the allotted 24 hours for each pick; especially when you are in round 3 and the season is only a week away. It’s a sure fire way to piss off the rest of the league.
Pick up and drop everyone guy – Wow, congrats, you kept Gallinari on your squad for 17 minutes. I hope you are proud of yourself. Just wait the day or so for him to clear waivers with the 30 other players you added and dropped so you can do it again tomorrow.
Lame trash talk guy – You know the guy. “Hey u. ur team is nuthin! I’m gonna beat ya so bad cuz u know nothin about ball. I got Bron I got skillz. U hater. U cant do anything to stop me!!!!!11!”. Yeah. This guy. May he get crotch rot before one million flesh eating insects feast upon his crotch.
The guy who only drafts ‘has beens’ – This guy usually heads straight to the league’s trash talk area to tell you how he will annihilate you with Vince Carter, Shawn Marion, Ben Gordon , Jason Richardson and Amar’e Stoudemire before adding that ‘snagging’ Leandro Barbosa late in the draft was the icing on the cake. Yeah, good team, dude. If it were 2008.
Make stupid and insulting trades guy – Yeah, dude. Offering me Terrence Ross and Ricky Rubio for LeBron James is clearly a fair trade for both of us. No matter how hard you try to sell it, it’s not going to happen; and you know what? Don’t act all pissed off and offended when the trade is declined. Don’t be this guy. Repeat: Don’t be this guy.
The guy who makes outlandish position votes – This guy needs a forward but can’t bear to lose any of his guards. The solution is put forward a position vote proposal that a guard like Jamaal Crawford becomes Guard/Forward citing the he believes he saw the Clippers play Paul, Reddick & Crawford at the same time. So what, dude? I might use a screwdriver to start a car, but that doesn’t make it a key.
Guy who thinks he has the next Linsanity – You’ve seen him. He is related to the Pick up and drop everyone guy. He’s see’s someone like Anthony Morrow get a bit of court time and make a few baskets due to injury or foul trouble and wastes no time snatching him from the Free Agents list. Rest assured; the next time you will see Morrow is a week or 2 later waiting to clear waivers.
The MIA guy – This is the guy who signs up early, changes his team name 3 or 4 times in the first week or 2, gloats about the awesomeness of his picks and disappears 2 weeks into the season. Was he a figment of your imagine? Nah.. May he rest in pieces…. Many pieces.
The excuses guy – How ever confident they may be, they lose more than they win; but they will not rest on why they lost the games. Apparently they are only manager to experience injuries, their internet was down, the alignment of the moon wasn’t right, the room they set their roster had bad feng shui; they won’t stop at anything to tell you why didn’t win.
This guy – The guy who takes the time to sit down at a computer to list the guys you don’t want to be when it comes to fantasy sports.
Agree with this list, or not? Tell us in the comments section below. What other ‘guys’ have you come across in fantasy sports that we shouldn’t aspire to be?