View Full Version : fan by choice or fan by force

07-27-2008, 12:08 AM
just wonderin if your a true fan...cause i hate when people say i like the lakers cause my dad likes the lakers...to me that means your not a real fan...imo you need to choose your team by urself or its not really UR team...tell me wat yours is and what you think about it...im a heat fan by choice. no one told me to like them or anything.

Ph1lly Diehard
07-27-2008, 12:15 AM
I grew up 5 min. outside of Philly. Everyone is a Philly fan here, I was a diehard fan since I can remember.

07-27-2008, 12:20 AM
Im a Die-Hard Knicks Fan. Its sad to see them in this type of situation. They have Good History. I support them because they are from my hometown of NY. GO KNICKS.

King Koopa
07-27-2008, 12:25 AM
i was born in Jersy but i moved to Miami when i was 4 years old and i started to watch the heat when i was 10 years old. But if i would of stay in jersy i would of been a Nets fan. But Im not so Im a heat fan, since i live in miami. if i ever move i would go for whatever team belongs to the city......

07-27-2008, 12:28 AM
My parents, uncles, grandparents were all Laker fans. I started watching the Lakers myself when I was about three w/ my family, but I didn't understand the game of basketball until I was 6 or 7,

07-27-2008, 12:31 AM
My father does not watch Nba so i got no advise from him.

Anyway he supports Real Madrid and i support Barcelona Fc, go figure....

07-27-2008, 02:45 AM
My parents, uncles, grandparents were all Laker fans. I started watching the Lakers myself when I was about three w/ my family, but I didn't understand the game of basketball until I was 6 or 7,

Same here. When my family moved to Los Angeles in the 70s from outside the US they instantly became fans and would have parties for playoff games all the time. I have even seen a few baby tapes of me playing with toys while watching the TV as a Laker game is on. They never forced me to like basketball or the Lakers (they actually like soccer more), but I latched on to it as the game and the Lakers were around me at such an early age.

07-27-2008, 10:55 PM
I'm a fan by choice, my whole family is not big on basketball

07-27-2008, 10:58 PM
Fan by choice, my dad was a hockey guy.

07-27-2008, 11:07 PM
My whole family is Celtics fans. I'm the lone Bulls fan. and have been since before I can remember. I still like the Celtics but I'm a Bulls fan before any other team in any other sport.

07-27-2008, 11:09 PM
I wouldn't say fan by force, but i used to watch the Magic games with my dad and i got so interested later on. I was born in O-town and have lived here my whole life so yeah. Orlando Magic.

07-27-2008, 11:14 PM
I started watching the celtics with my dad when i was ten. Didnt like basketball at the time, i was a baseball fan and only did it because it was something to do. But soon i realized the greatness of basketball and now im a celtics fan over any other team i root for.

07-27-2008, 11:20 PM
What does your dad or whoever have to do with how much of a supporter you are towards your favorite team? you can still like the same team as your dad and be a die hard fan at the same time...I'm not saying EVERY person who started watching their favorite team because of there dad is a die hard fan, but most people are, otherwise for most people, what are the chances of them becoming dedicated fans of the sport?...probably not too high.

07-27-2008, 11:28 PM
everyone in my family has a different team
but i chose the nuggets b/c i liked carmelo and b/c my family grew up near denver in colorado

07-28-2008, 12:37 PM
My family has different teams we support. I am a fan by choice.

07-28-2008, 01:10 PM
I'm a die hard arizona fan by choice I got the phoenix suns logo tattoed on me

07-29-2008, 10:48 PM
Kings/Celtics fan for lifeeeee!

07-29-2008, 10:53 PM
I'm a fan by choice...I love the mavs and I'm always gonna be a mavs fan.

07-30-2008, 01:52 AM
laker fan by choice, been through the trials and tribulations of 05' and so on

07-30-2008, 02:44 AM
Choice parents didn't really support any teams and I am not from a city/state with a professional team so I chose teams by players mostly and will now stick with my team Milwaukee Bucks

07-30-2008, 03:26 AM
diehard rockets fan since i first watched them :]

07-30-2008, 03:49 AM
My Dad doesn't even know any NBA-Player by Name except for Dirk because he's from Germany...Not even does he know an NBA-Team by the Name except for the Lakers because I have like 5 jerseys and posters and stuff like that. So I became an Basketball/NBA/Lakers-Freak all by myself.:)

07-30-2008, 08:02 AM
fan by choice. love the lakers cuz kobe was the first guy i saw when i started watching NBA(about 6). and i thought he was pretty awesome. so started liking the lakers and kobe :D

07-30-2008, 08:19 AM
first got into baseball(marlins) but then i got bored of it and i got interested into basketball, i live in florida in broward county so im closer to the miami heat and they are the most popular team in florida, i began watching heat games when wade was in his sophomore year and thats how i became a basketball and a miami heat fan, now i play basketball watch and even breathe basketball :D

07-30-2008, 08:19 AM
by choice.

07-30-2008, 08:25 AM
im a fan by choice...can't nothing force me to do anything.

07-30-2008, 12:34 PM
I think you eventually do have to pick your team, but that can be heavily influenced by your parents, family, or friends. Anyway though, I am a huge Pistons fan. I have lived an hour outside of detroit my entire life and love all sports Detroit!!!