My lack of interest had nothing to do with thugs or whatnot. I don't have any problem with all the tats and stuff either. That kind of stuff really doesn't bother me too much. It was Jordan. I watched him from the second year of his pro career and when he called it quits, I was crushed. I watched until after his 'comeback' with the Wiz and that was it.
I guess that was kind of bandwaggonish of me, but I never had the love for the game like I do for football or hockey. So when my favorite up and left, I couldn't pick up someone else and put him in his place.
If I was a b-ball fan though, I'd be a Nuggs fan.