How to Cope with the Loss


Losing J Rich isn't easy

Sure, Bobcats fans know plenty about losing. It’s almost some sort of masochism to be a Bobcats fan. To understand that the good teams win and bad teams lose, is fundamental. Yet, Cats fans still tune in or hustle down to the arena to see their team prove that they are not a good team. Over the franchise’s brief history, Bobcats followers and fanatics have learned to accept losses on the court.

With the latest trade of Jason Richardson, the fans suffered a new feeling of loss. J Rich was a quality player and the fans of this team had not experienced anything like this with the Bobcats before. His departure is our loss (and his gain). Now, we have to move on. While we can’t forget the past, it’s time to begin the healing process.

Step 1.
Put together the Grieving Playlist : Track 1 should be Boyz II Men‘s “It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday.” Make sure to purchase the reissue of Cooleyhighharmony, so that you can also listen to “End of the Road.”  If you’re coming to grips with things, it might be nice to get nostalgic with Springsteen’s “Glory Days.”  Don’t even try it if you’re not ready, though.  Throw in “Mo Money Mo Problems” to understand the motivation behind all of this, and you’re inching toward mental health.  Finally, your mix should end with Bone Thugs-N-Harmony’s “Crossroads.”  Actually, watching the video will help you accept that some things are beyond your mortal grasp.

Step 2

Don’t let Sean May convince you that eating will solve this.  Sure, Bobcats fans are upset over the trade. But, you can’t chew away the pain.  Even if it is delicious crab bread. It’s time to reach out to others that have experienced the same loss and lean on them for support.

Step 3

Donate your J Rich Nascar Night Jersey to the local Goodwill.  Forget how much you enjoyed alley oops, fade-away three pointers, insane dunks and fast breaks.  The new Bobcats are going to be like a fundamental machine.  Combined, they’ll operate like a Voltron Tim Duncan.