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"But then it became nice you figured I should be opposite way that everybody would come in, and then it would turn into like, you know, gangs of New York or something like that. But other than the other than the pleasant I wish there was a lot more back. I always, and I was always really respect that opinion because it is way too. Nice is way too, by the way during the finals like the, the people of Canada. And the people of Toronto. These are some great people only on NBA Twitter. Do you just come in? Of course, they cheered rants entry like, oh, no. What did we what have we done or failed? Guess what they have people that are like Yankee red sock fans. Ron. Oh, yeah. I can't believe that who have temporary insanity for ten seconds and cheer Durant's injury. And then go about about that. Yeah. The that's another outcome of this decade is the pander culture. Just these carefully constructed tweets to just that nobody is going to go against because you just see Mike adak, but they're also crafted in ways that you've just pandering Bugner. What baseball Bill Buckner was the Twitter? Pandering high water, Mark. It really was people who were on the mountain. I'm seizing, the high ground people who had written columns, like making fun of them. And then where he shouldn't have been defined by one. Play say that was that you have the senior archives. Yeah. You know, how awful is this is the first sentence in is a bitch, where, would you think it was going to be paragraph sex rain? I I don't want don't to. want to play ever. I don't want Bill Bugner bad things. But that was kind of a big play in, in baseball a famous by member watching a kid that was a double anyway. Yes. There is this thing in NBA Twitter where. Yeah you are. But it's weird. It's a nice off. Isn't it? Who can who can understand the times who can understand the players? It's not nice if you're talking one on one to people, then the are out there. There is petty is ever is there. Public assholes any other journalists. You know, it's like it's all nice on Twitter and that guy fucking he's so and so's pocket. Yeah. I've found this final, maybe you agree, maybe degree the after the fact pieces in this finals were pretty incredible like Ramona. Right. After game six had all this. She was clearly like putting the notebook out, and she had, you know, like Michael Thomson and clay popped at a pop on the knee and all the stuff and was at Draymond. And or goes Kevin Durant calling Klay Thompson right after the F six and then the one, Tim, McMahon the other day on the rockets, it was like all the of everybody was everybody was prepping their postseason basis. That's been another trend that has happened over the course of this decade is the people waiting, and then dropping the belated, here's actually everything I know. And it's usually there after the season ends after the player leaves because like tell us is called the now they tell us. That happened last year with. Lebron pieces member and another that Cleveland. And then this happened, but I know it's gonna happen kyri. He's gonna leave and somebody's gonna read a piece, and there's gonna be ten stories in there and pupil co my God, but it's not gonna happen. And so they know he's not coming back. And the Celtics, are, you can use this use that story use that actor, but and let me give let me give you three more while we're at it. Yeah. In, in, in the kind of, I guess, last decade, but especially two decades ago, the newspaper people who just write about this stuff in the moment. I think part of the thing that's changed with the Twitter and the re tweets and stuff like that is once stuff's out there if it gets taken the wrong way. You become like generis on the dragon just like holding on for dear life as this thing. You wrote is just getting like annihilated, left and right. I think people are really careful. Now the I don't want, they don't want to be and the dragon fallen off. Nobody wants that now nobody wants that very quick break just to talk about our live NBA draft show, seven fifteen Thursday night at ringer on our Twitter account, or you can hashtag ringer."