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Damian Lillard and Bradley Beal fire back at casual fans 'Box score fans the worst'

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We live in an era of social media, and when it comes to sports, video highlights have taken over in the last couple of years. Living in a fast-paced environment allows for that type of content to be accessible and extremely popular when the NBA fans don't have the time to watch games in real-time. That has led to a generation of fans who are fans of the league but rarely watch games and solely rely on short 5 to 10 minutes highlights for each game or their favorite players. Watching brief highlights can't tell you much about the game and how certain things on the court are executed, and the specific elements that enable players and teams to achieve certain things.

Damian Lillard is one of the current NBA players who is frustrated because so many people claim to be experts but don't know a lot about the game. He went to his Twitter account, in which he criticized people who don't watch games but present themselves as someone knowledgeable about the game.

As someone that watches A LOT of NBA games … not just highlights and box scores.. it's obvious that so many ppl who speak on the game don't really watch.

Damian Lillard, via Twitter

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Interestingly enough, Bradley Beal retweeted his comment, saying box score fans are the worst implying there are too many fans who based their opinions exclusively on stats. We all know looking at stats is not even half of the story and that there are players whose impact can't be seen in the stat sheet, but they are essential for their team success.

I have to agree with everything Beal and Lillard said, and it's true the majority of people only watch highlights and base their opinion on watching NBA 10-15 minutes per day. The blame also lies within the league. The fact games last for at least 2 hours with too many breaks and living in a generation where everything is face-paced, creating a situation where people no longer have time to dedicate 3 hours per day to watch basketball. There are too many basketball 'experts' out there who have no clue about the game but have the platform to share their opinions even though they are not in any way knowledgeable about what makes a great player.

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