So now they're imaginary?
no. they're extinct. thus non-existent. So you speak about them in the past tense. If I eat a plate of cookies and they are now all gone I don't say "these cookies are good"... one would say "those cookies were good". You're really showing how stupid you are. I thought you just didn't know basketball. Turns out you don't know common shite people learn in 4th grade either.