Last fall, Dave of Blazers Edge penned a set of exemplary rules to watching preseason basketball. Below, I inserted two I feel need to be particularly noted by Kings fans this year (myself definitely included).
THOU SHALT NOT give too much credence to stories of personal reform. Guys who have truly reformed don't tell everybody about it beforehand and expect immediate credit for it, they hush up and let their actions speak for them. [...]
IF THOU HAST SPENT the entire offseason predicting that thy team will stink, thou shalt not gloat, nor even be happy, shouldst thou turn out to be correct. Realistic analysis is fine, but be a fan first, a smug smarty-pants second.