Obviously that whole "gangbanger/I'llpopacapinyoazz" mentality, full of pointless boasting and self-important grandiose paranoia. At one time, pro athletes were role models for our kids...people that we could point to from the stands and say "Look! Wouldn't it be great to be like him!" Micheal Jordan seemed to be the last. Shaq told us all "I'm not a role model, and don't want to be one." Seems like everyone decided to follow suit, and NBA has lost respectability in the eyes of a great many. Gangsta culture tries to teach us that the path to respect is through fear, anger, hatred, money, power and adulterous sex (or abusive carnal exploits). This flies in the face of the moral code that we are trying to teach our kids. We want no part of that. Attempts to explain that have only resulted in paranoid counterclaims of "RACISM!!", which wastes our time and energy and detracts from the issue. It has nothing to do with racism....it has everything to do with content of character. If our team, or any of the other 31, start allowing this type of mentality to enter the locker room and playing fields, then i will quietly fold up my jerseys, remove my car magnets, replace my team logo house key with the original, and send these things to the trunk in the attack and look for a better way to spend my Sundays.