Both obviously. Saying we're young becomes a crutch when used two or three times a week every week like the hornets fans use it. Not a crutch when used one every few weeks like in our case.
That's twice in two days, you say they got amped up to play the Lakers and beat Kobe Bryant's team because for a young team that's a big deal. Then you go on to say:
It's very tough for a young team like we are to get ready to play against the worst team in the conference in front of a 40% full arena.
I would think that playing on the road in front of a 40% full arena is an advantage to the visiting team.
My point of this is that people were saying the "Hornets being young" excuse whenever they were missing Gordon. As it has shown, they are a completely different team with him back now. Saying Hornets' fans were using youth as a crutch is a flat out lie, the crutch was the fact that our best player hasn't been on the court until a couple weeks ago.
I would love to see how Rockets' fans would react if Harden wasn't on the court until a couple weeks ago, not to mention the Rockets' record.
This post was edited on 1/10 at 8:26 am