I have given out a lot of rep in this thread.
To the OP,
I've been a lifelong Jazz fan. There have been a lot of hard years and only two finals appearances that both ended in losses. I'm sure to the world the Jazz just lost those finals to a better team and the greatest player of all time. I'll give them that on the first finals appearance, but not on the second. That year the Jazz were the better team and played the better series. It's a bitter pill. I've always believed in the Jazz and in the possibility that they would surprise the world. So often they outperformed expectations. I was proud of that. But lately I see a team under-performing. I see a team with a strong history of fighting for every inch just giving away games. Lack of heart, lack of discipline, lack of direction. That's not the Jazz I know.
I wish it was as easy as saying I don't like what I see and turning away. In a big way that's what I've done. I've probably watched about 30min of basketball in the last two months. That hasn't happened in years. I used to never miss a game. If I couldn't watch I'd find a way to listen, or I'd record the game and try my best not to get it spoiled. There's a lot of inertia in my fandom, but it's petering out. That is sad in it's own way because I see a team that might die. We're a small market. The team has only stayed because the fans have been so incredibly loyal. The way things are going that support will not last and when it's gone the team will go with it.
Being mediocre (which can easily be worse than bad) is easier for some than others.