I would say a good amount of people have been there. The consistent on again-off again relationship when you are younger. You are convinced the person is good for you no matter how many times there has been evidence to the contrary. Maybe she cheated once or twice, but you swear this time will be different. You worry whenever she goes out to get milk, never mind a girl's night without you present. That's what it is like rooting for the oft injured Derrick Rose. Derrick Rose taking a spill and Taj Gibson immediately putting his head in his hands as if to say "not this shit again" is that very same immediate overreactive assumption. It's a label that's stuck, and a label he's earned. Your girlfriend can't leave the house without finding some new dick, and Derrick Rose can't fall to the ground without some kind of serious injury. Tigers don't change their stripes, cheaters don't change their ways, and Derrick Rose can't change his knees.
Sure, The Chicago Bulls need Derrick Rose more than you needed that lying twat of an ex-girlfriend, but the sentiment remains the same. When bad things constantly happen you would have to be an idiot not to become pessimistic. Thinking the next time is the exception instead of the rule is the best way to remain a scorned lover and a heart broken fan. Hope for the best, but expect the worse. It could have a story book ending, but let's be honest, it probably won't. Chances are Derrick Rose's knees will fail to show up to the alter, if they are even able to make it to the stage.