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I was thinking about this watching the Heat close in on the Lakers record... and for what it's worth, I'm not a huge fan of the NBA either way, so it wasn't a big deal to me... but some people always try to downplay/discourage/disallow modern sports achievements in relation to "old" records. Why is that? My best example is golf, where I think a majority of fans think Tiger is the best to ever step foot on the links, but I've read some people defend vehemently that he will never touch Niklaus. Same with Jordan or Ruth or... you get the idea.
Why does the idea of old sports records/idols being broken/superseded bother some people so much?
Because White People Earned IT, and all these modern day minorities just happen to be there
This. When people look back at the old Yankees, Lakers, Celtics or Bulls they still see them through the eyes of a child. And if the record is from before you were born then it has almost become mythical, and you only root for a myth to end if you love the person who is taking it down. If the Thunder were running over the West and almost broke the record the press would be falling all over Durant. But Lebron's backstory brings baggage and some people will not root for the Heat because of it. Same thing will happen if Arod gets a new pharmicist and breaks Bonds' record. Too much baggage to want to see his name above Mays, Ruth and Aaron.
Pretty much this. Not really hard to understand.
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