The biggest lie in all sports is that professional players and management love their fans. They love fan support, of course. The fans' money and cheers to be specific. I can understand fan affection for a particular athlete, or performer in any public line of work, but only as appreciation for the skill and beauty of the ability being displayed. Period. And just because a fan dotes on that peformance doesn't mean the athlete somehow knows and dotes on the fan. Such a leap of faith is more ridiculous than expecting a politician to really love kissing babies.
But even more ridiculous is fan devotion to a team. A TEAM! What are we talking about here? Owners and management who buy and trade players who shop and sell themselves to the highest bidder?
I guess I have only one piece of advice to offer sport fans--Get A Life!