It speaks volumes.
Pick an 80's movie. Teen Wolf? Teen Wolf Too? Once the nerd is cool, he iften forsakes his nerd roots until it all falls down.
As far as writers go... We really need fixing, but since when does that invalidate the positives of an NBA / New Orleans relationship? We need to highlight those, capitalize on them (literally), and makes these chooches submit to the then emerging reality of awesomeness and shrimp poboys.