and he reads "all the blogs."
On an iPad.
Already knew he and Ridder read mine religiously, and Ridder/Lacob's snarky PR games show they're completely, neurotically, and disastrously obsessed with the news cycle talk point game. These two need to step away from the team- and the internet- for a month or three. They've completely lost perspective. Meanwhile, RealGM, ProSportsDaily, and Warriorsworld forums systematically eliminate and diminish critical voices via a sort of too-crazy/paranoid-to-be-true but entirely true, documented reality: Ray Ridder and his PR appendages are moderators and persons of influence in the fan media game. We already knew about the Golden State of Mind idiocy with Rowell and Ridder. Most folks write that site off altogether as a Super Fan echo chamber. But Ridder, several years ago, had strategy meetings with Rowell and PR folks (many of whom are still on the PR team, and including Bob Fitzgerald and Tim Roye at times) to coordinate intervention in the online forum fan community. And that is affecting ALL fan discussion formats now. Incredible, really. It's like Thought Police for sports fandom. Hilarious.
Ray Ridder is now a team Vice President. Lacob loves this shit and Lacob is in the forums, himself.
Lacob made a fucking PR head a Vice President- and talked about a culture change?! Ridder's the guy of Flunkster Dude/fan astroturfing lore. He still does that shit. So, Warriors fans- how does it feel to have been duped royally on the "sale" like this?
And to you, Lacob & co.: Thanks for reading. You fucking suck at basketball.
Joe Lacob, "REAL" Celtics fan: