I don't want to get into individual debates about this subject as i have been in enough already, but I find it ironic that a person feels that the fab five are trying to steal the spotlight or are getting too much attention that should be focused on the current team and then starts a board topic complaining about it...Am I the only one that feels this way?
Full disclosure, I am from Canada so I miss out on a lot of the media coverage on such things, but I can say with absolute certainty that the place I saw the most commentary (whether it be good or bad) about the fab five during this tournament run has been right here on this blog.
From what I have seen from afar it hasn't been the fab five trying to make anything about "them". They are alumni who want to cheer on the cuurent team. The people making it about "the fab five" are those fans who, twenty years later, are still so butt hurt and unforgiving that they don't want the world to forget that a college kid made a mistake and took some money someone offered him (20 years ago).
Maybe I'm just too forgiving a person, but I would suggest that people who are still harboring this grudge get the hell over it alreay. The main concern seemed to be (from what I have read on the myriad threads leading up to the final) that what happened 20 years ago would overshadow what the current team was accomlishing, and guess what...the only place I heard anyone talking about the fab five in any negative way was right here. That's right, no mention of sanctions, final four banners taken down, a kid taking money, the Ed Martin scandal, nothing. Just good natured discussion about the fact that they too accomplished something 20 years ago. Why can't we just let it go like everyone else in the world has?