Way back in the olden days of 2010, LeBron James and Chris Bosh decided to play basketball with their buddy, Dwyane Wade, and completely and totally ruined the NBA with their friendship. The league has not recovered to put up huge ratings, the Miami Heat have won the past 16 NBA championships and 75 percent of children born in the United States during the past year have been named LeBron Bosh Wade, no matter what the family’s last name is — thanks to “The Decision,” the Miami Heat have eroded our way of life. These are dark times.

But still, Gregg Popovich has Pat Riley’s back. Always has and always will. From Sports on Earth:

While plenty of folks were cursing the Heat, spitting on their method of building a team, screaming about the unfairness of it all and shaking a fist at the welcome party the threw for themselves in the Summer of Hate, 2010, team president Pat Riley heard his phone ring and was stunned that the voice on the other end was friendly.

“He put a team together fairly, within the rules, that is a monster,” said Spurs coach Gregg Popovich. “Why wouldn’t he get credit for that? Why wouldn’t you congratulate him for that? So I called to congratulate him.”

First he said American players should be more worldly and that American television is bad, now he’s saying that playing by the rules to create a superteam is a good move by an executive — Gregg Popovich is just hitting all the hot button issues. Doesn’t he know we’re supposed to love America and hate anything to do with LeBron James and the Miami Heat? What are are you trying to do, Gregg Popovich? Keep everything in proper perspective? Ugh.