But what can we do about it?
Devin Booker is the only true star on this roster, and has been since around 30 games into his rookie season.
But now the weight of constant losing has to be crushing down upon his mind and soul, and he has to be sick and tired of life with the Phoenix Suns.
As fans we all are sick and tired of life with the Phoenix Suns so there can be no doubt that he is as well.
But what can we do about it?
We don’t own the team; we do not manager the roster; we do not play for them – which is a good thing; and we really have no real sway in the matter.
What we can be is angry.
We can complain whenever they do poorly and lose.
We can resist the urge to think that they have suddenly turned the corner when they win a single game and take pressure off of the franchise for even a brief moment.
We can all accept that Robert Sarver is a terrible owner and should be as disconnected as humanly possible to the franchise as quickly as humanly possible (I cannot believe that there are still some Suns fans who do not blame him for the franchise’s losing).
And we can do all of this for our own individual sanity.
This season is not part of the world of Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood. That was just a beautiful fantasy
Hearing the soft melody of his theme song; absorbing the vibrato of his comfortable voice; feeling the warmth of his smile; none of that was the real world. It was scripted and while it brought children happiness, it’s scripting prevented words or actions from hurting the psyche of the viewer.
The Phoenix Suns are not scripted.
Their story of losing is real.
The sound of the announcer proclaiming yet another loss is both harsh and upsetting.
There is no warmth emanating from Devin Booker’s smile anymore – because he doesn’t smile anymore.
He looks done. He looks resigned. He looks like he’s just waiting for the right time to demand a trade so he can begin his career anew.
It is truly sad.
And it should make you angry.
It should make you angry that Robert Sarver has allowed this losing to occur for so long.
It should make you angry that the once blue chip franchise has become a laughing stock of the league.
It should make you angry every single time you spend a single penny on your cable or streaming service so you can watch the team from your living room; every time you spend a single penny on a ticket (or food and beers at the arena if you got the ticket for free) so you can watch the team live; every time you spend a single penny on paraphernalia of a franchise in which even a single penny will end up in Robert Sarver’s bank account.
It should make you angry that Deandre Ayton was suspended for attempting to cover up an illegal drug; that Frank Kaminsky gets regular minutes; that nobody on this roster can help Devin Booker, and yet the franchise’s themes for the past two seasons (Time to Rise and now Rise PHX) have been phony and truly condescending to the collective fan’s inelegance while the team has remained solidly losing.