1 - Who is your favorite Laker -Present-? Steve Nash, Kobe
2 - Who is your favorite Laker -Past-? Shaq, Rick Fox, Van Exel
3 - What other sports do you guys watch?Baseball, Football, and Rugby
4 - What other teams/sports do you root for?I love Wisconsin sports (born, raised, and still here )Anything Packers and Brewers I love. I am also a fan of the Bucks but only because they are the underdog on a consistent basis, and I can actually attend a game.
5 - Anything else you want to add.
Hi, although I haven't posted in the Laker's forum yet, I would like to introduce myself and my story. I never liked rooting for the Lakers, even though deep down it felt right. They get all the celebrity and media attention (bias from ESPN), but I guess that comes with a winning spirit.They are the Yankees of basketball (And I hate the Yankees) and they just have a great winning tradition. I also didn't like that every L.A. gangbanger would call themselves "fans", but who am I to judge who they like
I was afraid that if I liked the Lakers, I would be pegged as a "bandwagon" fan. Truth is I have been looking from a far for the last time and now I don't care if people call me bandwagon. I started watching and liking what I was seeing in the late 90's when Kobe was just a 19 year old kid or so. I played as the Lakers all the time on my Nintendo 64 and every other NBA game I owned. I still didn't realize I was a fan. I grew up and became interested in the "business" side of a franchise. It intrigued me of how good the Lakers were at making personnel moves. Then after Kobe changed his number I bought his jersey, never wore it out in public though because I was afraid of what my buddies (Die hard Bucks fans) would think. Although I am a small Buck's fan in my head, In my heart I am a Lakers fan. I would like to thank you guys for being so welcoming. It now also helps that Steve Nash who was my favorite NBA player is now on the Lakers.
That really pushed me over the edge to join your forum.