When you're a fan of a team like the Grizzlies, you don't have much to root for.
Luckily, Grizzlies fans have a new therapy called schadenfreude.
Schadenfreude helps Grizzlies fans get through annual trips to the lottery. While it may be impossible for every team to win fewer than 25 games, other teams can still suffer heartbreaking disappointment.
And that's schadenfreude for Grizzlies fans.
For example, today I read that long time target of Grizzlies fans' voodoo, the LA Lakers, suffered a blow when star power forward Pau Gasol broke his finger.
Similarly, newfound Grizzlies target, the Denver Nuggets, who traded their way onto the Grizzlies' schadenfreude list when they gave Memphis a first round draft pick, learned that bench player Linus Kleiza has left the Mile-High City for Greece.
Klienza's exodus is reminiscent of the departure of Grizzlies guard Juan Carlos Navarro, improves the Grizzlies' draft position, and reduces a rival team's chances of dominating the Grizzlies next season.
That's schadenfreude, and when you're a Grizzlies fan, that's all you have to root for.