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How did you become a Lakers fan? Watching Magic and company during the 80s or Shaq and Kobe during the early 2000s is my guess.
If you want to think my fan ship is bandwagon go ahead. I couldn't care less.
The deflections in this thread just shows how mad you guys truly are.
My dad was always a big Lakers and Magic Johnson fan. He has a framed game-worn jersey in his office. Too bad it's not signed. He hated Boston. I guess that's where I get it. Growing up in Arkansas it's the Razorbacks and that's it.
Shaq got to LA when I was younger and I became a huge fan. I still liked them after Shaq left. I was born in '88 btw.
This post was edited by wps88 13 months ago
BornToBeRed said: WPS, just a head's up. We might be the most family-friendly board on the network, so take it easy on your normal wps-ness.
I hear ya. Not many pro teams in South Carolina either. Used to go to a lot of Hornets games as a young kid, but the Bobcats are/were impossible to root for and I loathe MJ.
I grew up 30 minutes from Memphis but I'll never root for the Griz
Dive for the thrill, shoot for the kill.
I'm not really a huge lakers / NBA fan.. Just watch the playoffs and halfway keep up with them during the season... I'm a baseball and football fan (Braves, Auburn, and the Saints)
sorry for the mistake professor. do I still pass?
3 time POTW, member since 2006, MLWTI: 4-3
so what you are saying is, the only way you can be a fan of someone is by being related, went to his high school, or even if you just had the chance to meet him and had a positive experience?
You aced front-running and nut-hugging. You failed everything else.
Here's what I don't get. You judge a player on numbers and numbers only. (except golf and tennis. here it's the titles) Nobody said that you have to marry the guy, be his best friend or nominate him for an oscar or the nobel peace prize for that matter. His stats are INSANE and off the charts. He's doing this in the greatest era in basketball. (players are stronger, faster, taller and jump higher) PJ lives in my building and I talk to him quite frequently. It's not like we're best friends, but cordial enough to always strike up convos about the league, teams, players, coaches, etc...
You guys should ask somebody who has done it for years on multiple levels what he thinks and you might think differently. Then again, with the mentality some of you have on this board, you probably wouldn't and that's why you're not an NBA GM, coach, assistant or scout.
so what's my final grade?
I don't see anything wrong with pulling for players and not teams now a days anyway. In the 80's, your team was consistent with the guys on it. Now, you root for a team in the NFL and you might have 20 different players from one year to the next. How do you root for a team where "your guys" consistently change?
Lebron is fun to watch (I didn't say root for) bc there's never been a player of his size, strength and athleticism that can pass the ball better than Magic and shoot it better than Bird. His talent level is nuts. He defends point guards and power forwards. Magic did that out of necessity, Lebron does it cause he's that damn special. BIG DIFFERENCE.
F+. You missed D- by .06.
damn.............I'll try again later.
btw, hope you choke on your lovers hotdog tonight. have a blessed day
I think it is kind of interesting that you don't see that in other sports really (pulling for a player instead of a team). It seems to be mostly an NBA thing. There's nothing wrong with it, whatever floats your boat. I will sadly continue to cheer on the Cavs.
This post was edited by ABogie 13 months ago
Love watching Kyrie Irving play...
I'm not saying it has to be one of those three. I'm saying it shouldn't just be because they're a great player. If you just like somebody because they're the best (which is what you seem to do), you're front-running.
Greatest era of basketball ahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
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Kobe is the tits.........don't like him
Ray Lewis is the tits........don't like him
A Rod is the tits.........don't like him
many others that I could name that are awesome but don't like which means you got me fvcked up, try again.
-I've always liked LJ. Love his game.
Shoot it better than bird? Is that your material or PJs?
What is happiness? The feeling that power is growing, that resistance is overcome.--Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
So people who followed LBJ when he was in high school can't be fans? He wasn't great then.
It's actually the stat sheets material.
This coming from a Laker fan who up until last year probably still said Kobe was better than Lebron.
Lebron wasn't the best player in the league the moment he stepped on the floor last time I checked. As a Torontonian who had a good shot in that lottery to land Lebron I became infatuated with his game. while in HS. So is cheering for a rookie straight out of HS front running?
Laker fans are just so butthurt over Lebron for some reason, same with Celtic fans.
Probably because he flops and will not own up to it.
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