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Monta is beast
03-21-2012, 04:49 AM
With what has recently happened with the Warriors fan base, somehow people are now calling Warriors fans amongst the worst in the NBA. I find it to be crazy how that can be the case, when they were just venting 35 years of built up frustration. Try not to pick your own team.

Valkyrie
03-21-2012, 04:51 AM
Heat

Monta is beast
03-21-2012, 04:54 AM
I'm gonna say the Knicks.

JJ_JKidd
03-21-2012, 05:05 AM
Best meaning they suck it up through the best and the worst of their franchise?

Monta is beast
03-21-2012, 05:08 AM
Best meaning they suck it up through the best and the worst of their franchise?

Take into account loyalty yes, but who do you think has the best fans? The most die-hard fans would be a better question.

Evolution23
03-21-2012, 05:24 AM
I'm trying to put my homerism aside but the Knicks really do have die hard fans. I'm gonna have to throw in the Warriors fan base in there too.

bholly
03-21-2012, 05:24 AM
1. Who cares?
2. Pretty much everything everyone is going to say, the good and the bad, applies to every fan base and will just be mischaracterizations or generalizations based on one or two likely meaningless things. You aren't going to get any sort of meaningful answer.

JJ_JKidd
03-21-2012, 05:39 AM
Hmmmmm? The Knicks maybe? I cant really give a precise answer :confused:

GrandDaddyPurp
03-21-2012, 05:55 AM
Lol...

I'm leaning toward the Warriors.

abe_froman
03-21-2012, 06:05 AM
ahhh the homerism thread,when everyone will just name the fanbase they belong to


but i'll live up the spirit the op wanted.the thunder usually seems make the place rock all the time and gonna say kings just because its the only time i've ever seen a fanbase actually succeed in beating an owner so intent on moving the team

ESaady
03-21-2012, 06:08 AM
Dakota Wizards

xk4
03-21-2012, 06:15 AM
Pistons.

What other city is willing to start riots over a game of basketball?

Eagles710
03-21-2012, 06:22 AM
Dumb Thread lol, What Nba fan is not going to vote for there team? ..... Change title to Who is your favorite team?

Bruno
03-21-2012, 06:33 AM
which ever fan base has the least amount of haters, and the least over the top homers. that balance. can't tell you who it is. probably the team with mid level success, with few rivals.

Rarely do you come across a Spurs fan who is a total ******* :shrug:

jp611
03-21-2012, 07:23 AM
Thunder and Blazers have awesome fans

theheatles
03-21-2012, 08:03 AM
i hate to say it, but it's probably the knicks

Heediot
03-21-2012, 08:21 AM
Whichever small market team that sells out games even when they are a high lottery team.

NY, LA, Chi for example have massive markets with a lot of wealthy civilians in the demographic, so it is not hard to sell out.

There should be two votes. One for the best small market and one for the best big market.

PhillyFaninLA
03-21-2012, 08:23 AM
Regardless of the sport I believe (and know that every city I don't mention will react like jerk how could you not name my city you don't know what your talking about or something whiny like that) the best sport cities are:

New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago

These 4 cities have undying passion for there teams and when you take away the vocal minority are the most consistently knowledgeable fans. Thats not to say other cities don't have great fans but they don't have the same percentage of true fans that understand the sport, understand teams outside of there cities, and don't drive the same type of attention whether it is love and hate, yes there are specific teams outside those cities that are an exception but fans aside from the vocal minority in those cities are the best fan bases.

Crackadalic
03-21-2012, 08:24 AM
Warriors, Boston, New York

Blazers#1Fan
03-21-2012, 08:36 AM
Take into account loyalty yes, but who do you think has the best fans? The most die-hard fans would be a better question.

im not picking my team because but if you came to the rose garden you would know why i remember people coming to the RG with sonics jerseys on and get there *** whooped but Lakers fans get it the worst in the RG

we stick thru the thick and thin Jail Blazers-Roy era/Roy's retirement-Aldridge ERA and we have the record for most sold out games ever in all north american sports with 814 thats a fans record we have Die hard fans

D-Block21-Chito
03-21-2012, 08:39 AM
2012 Ticket Sales http://espn.go.com/nba/attendance
2011 Ticket Sales http://espn.go.com/nba/attendance/_/year/2011
2010 Ticket Sales http://espn.go.com/nba/attendance/_/year/2010
2009 Ticket Sales http://espn.go.com/nba/attendance/_/year/2009
2008 Ticket Sales http://espn.go.com/nba/attendance/_/year/2008

Is there even an argument here??? NOPE DA BULLS!!!

quade36
03-21-2012, 08:42 AM
Knicks, they are the only fanbase that will say their team is better than yours even if their team is mediocre at best. They truly think their sub-.500 team is better than every team in the east and are still talking NBA Finals this year. Gotta love the spunk. No other fanbase is crazy like that.

Heediot
03-21-2012, 08:44 AM
2012 Ticket Sales http://espn.go.com/nba/attendance
2011 Ticket Sales http://espn.go.com/nba/attendance/_/year/2011
2010 Ticket Sales http://espn.go.com/nba/attendance/_/year/2010
2009 Ticket Sales http://espn.go.com/nba/attendance/_/year/2009
2008 Ticket Sales http://espn.go.com/nba/attendance/_/year/2008

Is there even an argument here??? NOPE DA BULLS!!!

Small Market = Jazz & Blazers

Big Market = Mavericks and Bulls, based on percentage of attendance (which is a more accurate determinant/criteria than total attendance).

benzni
03-21-2012, 09:01 AM
Honestly, Knicks and Warriors are two examples of fan bases that usually sell out. Warriors even more because the Knicks playing in NY will sell out but with teams like the Lakers, Clippers, and Kings, its pretty impressive

I throw in the blazers too

assisi805
03-21-2012, 09:03 AM
Thunder

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMskDJhVFjo

Greet
03-21-2012, 09:04 AM
Kings fans

Rndy
03-21-2012, 09:05 AM
I'm going to say Bulls, Blazers, Golden state, Pistons.

MagicHero3
03-21-2012, 09:07 AM
Dumb Thread lol, What Nba fan is not going to vote for there team? ..... Change title to Who is your favorite team?

hahah THIS

Rndy
03-21-2012, 09:10 AM
Knicks, they are the only fanbase that will say their team is better than yours even if their team is mediocre at best. They truly think their sub-.500 team is better than every team in the east and are still talking NBA Finals this year. Gotta love the spunk. No other fanbase is crazy like that.

Thats a great point I mean **** there could be Lucasnation in NY right now. And according to Skip he's a play maker and a shot caller.

LongIslandIcedZ
03-21-2012, 09:17 AM
I think the Knicks are a pretty loyal fanbase, that arena sold out even when they were a joke to the league.

But with respect to the OP's request. I have say Portand and OKC. The Thunder havent been there long at all and seem to have been embraced very well.

eagles715
03-21-2012, 09:31 AM
NY should sell out every game you have almost 10 million people that live in your city.

Don't see how it's hard to be a Bulls fan. Possibly the luckiest fan base in sports. You go from having Jordan to 10 years later having D-Rose. Jordan the best ever and D-Rose one of the best in the league. Easy to go to the games when they're consistently good.

Dumb thread because season tickets are no way to determine who the most "loyal" fan base is.

D-Block21-Chito
03-21-2012, 09:43 AM
2000-2010



Fan Loyalty, would be the difference between a team's actual attendance % and their expected rate -- the rate at which fans supported the team above and beyond what can be explained by team success (@#$% bandwagoners!) and the size of the metropolitan area:

Team WPct Pop xAtt% Att% Loyalty
Chicago Bulls 0.391 0.88 0.897 0.963 0.066
Utah Jazz 0.562 -0.86 0.919 0.962 0.043
Toronto Raptors 0.456 -0.03 0.899 0.935 0.036
Dallas Mavericks 0.667 0.14 0.963 0.990 0.027
Sacramento Kings 0.548 -0.67 0.918 0.943 0.025
San Antonio Spurs 0.698 -0.68 0.958 0.982 0.024
Los Angeles Lakers 0.654 1.57 0.975 0.997 0.022
New York Knickerbockers 0.423 2.84 0.951 0.969 0.018
Phoenix Suns 0.598 -0.27 0.942 0.955 0.013
Portland Trail Blazers 0.522 -0.64 0.909 0.921 0.012
Orlando Magic 0.511 -0.69 0.903 0.901 -0.003
Milwaukee Bucks 0.457 -0.76 0.876 0.866 -0.010
Boston Celtics 0.532 -0.15 0.925 0.909 -0.016
Washington Wizards 0.408 -0.01 0.877 0.860 -0.017
Golden State Warriors 0.385 -0.20 0.857 0.840 -0.017
Miami Heat 0.510 0.03 0.922 0.902 -0.020
Detroit Pistons 0.595 -0.15 0.944 0.909 -0.035
Indiana Pacers 0.528 -0.74 0.909 0.871 -0.038
Cleveland Cavaliers 0.493 -0.64 0.897 0.856 -0.041
Los Angeles Clippers 0.376 1.57 0.911 0.867 -0.043
Denver Nuggets 0.500 -0.59 0.902 0.858 -0.044
Charlotte Bobcats 0.364 -0.74 0.820 0.766 -0.053
Houston Rockets 0.537 0.03 0.931 0.868 -0.062
New Orleans Hornets 0.517 -0.83 0.902 0.836 -0.065
Atlanta Hawks 0.382 -0.05 0.861 0.780 -0.081
Memphis Grizzlies 0.408 -0.82 0.845 0.762 -0.083
Philadelphia 76ers 0.511 0.14 0.925 0.814 -0.111
Minnesota Timberwolves 0.487 -0.43 0.901 0.790 -0.111
New Jersey Nets 0.475 2.84 0.961 0.761 -0.201


Despite one of the lowest winning percentages of the decade, the Chicago Bulls have had one of the highest rates of attendance over the same span. The United Center held 21,711 + standing room for the majority of the 2000s, and Chicago averaged 20,858 fans a night, even selling out as they went 32-132 in 2000 and '01 (one of the worst 2-year stretches by any team in NBA history). MJ wasn't walking through that door, but Bulls fans still came out and cheered, proving they didn't just abandon the team when Jerry Krause dismantled it in 1998.

NY007
03-21-2012, 09:55 AM
I'd hate to be bias but the Knicks, even when the team was dreadful only winning 23 games a season they were still selling out.

NY007
03-21-2012, 10:00 AM
2000-2010



Fan Loyalty, would be the difference between a team's actual attendance % and their expected rate -- the rate at which fans supported the team above and beyond what can be explained by team success (@#$% bandwagoners!) and the size of the metropolitan area:

Team WPct Pop xAtt% Att% Loyalty
Chicago Bulls 0.391 0.88 0.897 0.963 0.066
Utah Jazz 0.562 -0.86 0.919 0.962 0.043
Toronto Raptors 0.456 -0.03 0.899 0.935 0.036
Dallas Mavericks 0.667 0.14 0.963 0.990 0.027
Sacramento Kings 0.548 -0.67 0.918 0.943 0.025
San Antonio Spurs 0.698 -0.68 0.958 0.982 0.024
Los Angeles Lakers 0.654 1.57 0.975 0.997 0.022
New York Knickerbockers 0.423 2.84 0.951 0.969 0.018
Phoenix Suns 0.598 -0.27 0.942 0.955 0.013
Portland Trail Blazers 0.522 -0.64 0.909 0.921 0.012
Orlando Magic 0.511 -0.69 0.903 0.901 -0.003
Milwaukee Bucks 0.457 -0.76 0.876 0.866 -0.010
Boston Celtics 0.532 -0.15 0.925 0.909 -0.016
Washington Wizards 0.408 -0.01 0.877 0.860 -0.017
Golden State Warriors 0.385 -0.20 0.857 0.840 -0.017
Miami Heat 0.510 0.03 0.922 0.902 -0.020
Detroit Pistons 0.595 -0.15 0.944 0.909 -0.035
Indiana Pacers 0.528 -0.74 0.909 0.871 -0.038
Cleveland Cavaliers 0.493 -0.64 0.897 0.856 -0.041
Los Angeles Clippers 0.376 1.57 0.911 0.867 -0.043
Denver Nuggets 0.500 -0.59 0.902 0.858 -0.044
Charlotte Bobcats 0.364 -0.74 0.820 0.766 -0.053
Houston Rockets 0.537 0.03 0.931 0.868 -0.062
New Orleans Hornets 0.517 -0.83 0.902 0.836 -0.065
Atlanta Hawks 0.382 -0.05 0.861 0.780 -0.081
Memphis Grizzlies 0.408 -0.82 0.845 0.762 -0.083
Philadelphia 76ers 0.511 0.14 0.925 0.814 -0.111
Minnesota Timberwolves 0.487 -0.43 0.901 0.790 -0.111
New Jersey Nets 0.475 2.84 0.961 0.761 -0.201


Despite one of the lowest winning percentages of the decade, the Chicago Bulls have had one of the highest rates of attendance over the same span. The United Center held 21,711 + standing room for the majority of the 2000s, and Chicago averaged 20,858 fans a night, even selling out as they went 32-132 in 2000 and '01 (one of the worst 2-year stretches by any team in NBA history). MJ wasn't walking through that door, but Bulls fans still came out and cheered, proving they didn't just abandon the team when Jerry Krause dismantled it in 1998.

A lot of Bulls fans are Bulls fans cause of MJ, now they have Rose. Gotta be the luckiest organization of all time lol

NoahH
03-21-2012, 10:06 AM
Seattle Sonics

JPS
03-21-2012, 10:10 AM
Voted for the Jazz. Most teams that will win the vote are the good teams at the moment. The Utah fans fill that arena night in night out and it is the only show in town. What is a good fan probably needs to be quantified but whatever.

He115ing
03-21-2012, 10:11 AM
I'm sorry but the Heat fans who jumped on the bandwagon after the Decision should not even be in the conversation. That being said, Knicks fans are probably the most dedicated. MSG is always in the list of top attendance even when the Knicks were horrible.

DaBUU
03-21-2012, 10:13 AM
I picked the Bulls homer style, but NY is a great fanbase that deserves better. There I said it.

NY007
03-21-2012, 10:17 AM
I'm sorry but the Heat fans who jumped on the bandwagon after the Decision should not even be in the conversation. That being said, Knicks fans are probably the most dedicated. MSG is always in the list of top attendance even when the Knicks were horrible.

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ManningToTyree
03-21-2012, 10:17 AM
Homer: Knicks

Non- homer: Knicks

Rentzias
03-21-2012, 10:20 AM
Dumb Thread lol, What Nba fan is not going to vote for there team? ..... Change title to Who is your favorite team?
Me. I'm not a fan of a majority of the Nugget fan base. The Celtic fan base has probably the most knowledgeable fans, and the Knicks have the most fanatic group.

mavwar53
03-21-2012, 10:37 AM
The warriors without a doubt, that arena sells out half the time and yet they haven't had a winning season in 17 of the last 19 years.

Rentzias
03-21-2012, 10:40 AM
The warriors without a doubt, that arena sells out half the time and yet they haven't had a winning season in 17 of the last 19 years.
One thing that got to me, similar to the Nugget fan base suddenly growing with Melo's arrival, was how the Warriors fan base did the same during the Mavs upset. I remember watching an interview with a grumpy old Warrior fan who said he'd rather have a stadium empty except for a few real Warrior fans than one full of posers. It's a tough balance and a rough statement.

Muttman73
03-21-2012, 10:43 AM
Da Bulls...

Chicago baby

haggis
03-21-2012, 10:52 AM
Portland Trailblazers.

heyman321
03-21-2012, 11:05 AM
Raptors. They have been mediocre ever since they've been in existence, and all games still sell out.

WAYNEBO
03-21-2012, 11:23 AM
Homer: Knicks

Non-Homer: Spurs

MrfadeawayJB
03-21-2012, 11:31 AM
Warriors

RC3
03-21-2012, 11:36 AM
New York has the best fans. But since new York is big, there are also some bandwagon fans of lakers,celtics, thunder, bulls.:facepalm:

BigBlueCrew
03-21-2012, 11:40 AM
Knicks easy

only our fans can ask "Are the Knicks back?" every single day and night

Put up with a crazy/stupid owner

and still pay insane prices for MSG

GSWJunkie
03-21-2012, 11:47 AM
I am a Warriors fan, so of course I believe it's my team. Think about this though: The Warriors are one of the worst teams in recent history, proof of this is the fact that the team has made 1 playoff appearance in the last 17 years, 18 after this season is over. Taking it back further and expressing how terrible we truly are: This franchise has FAILED to make the playoffs in 29 of the last 37 years, 38 after this year. Yet, even with this fact hanging over our fan's heads, we continue to be a top 10 performing team. Couple this with a management group that owned the team for close to 3 decades that everyone hated in the Cohan regime (Cohan got booed at the 2000 All Star game, hosted in Oakland, for christ's sake) and you know that the fans have every reason not to show up, but they continued to do so. If my team had been a perennial contender and/or regular participant in the playoffs for the past 30+ years, the attendance would have blown everyone else out of the water, and it wouldn't have been close. That right there is the reason why Warriors fans are by far the best in the league.

Furthermore, we haven't had the great fortune of someone like Derrick Rose playing for us recently, hell we haven't had any superstar of that caliber since 1995 and we aren't the only show in town, like Utah (Sacramento is reasonably close. They have great fans too, by the way). Where else in this country do you see mediocrity being showered with so much love and devotion? When other franchises are having down years, the fans bail like nobody's business, (NY is the exception to this rule, they also have terrific fans), I wish our fans would wise up and follow suit, but we never do, we continue to buy season tickets and sell out games regularly year in and year out. I guess we Warrior fans are just a glutton for punishment because no matter how bad we are or how many ******** decisions our FO makes, the fans continue to bury Oracle Arena in piles of money. Nowhere else have I seen a fan base that loves to swim in an ocean of inferiority as much as we Warrior fans do. Nuff said!

gotoHcarolina52
03-21-2012, 11:53 AM
Seattle

drew_ellis_23
03-21-2012, 12:00 PM
The Sonics! Yesssss! Oh wait smh :/

drew_ellis_23
03-21-2012, 12:03 PM
I would have to say Blazers or Spurs. Blazers have been selling out every game since as long as I can remember, even when they sucked. Spurs always have a packed house.

BKLYNpigeon
03-21-2012, 12:05 PM
Its easy to say that Chicago, LA, Miami, Boston etc... have a great fan base, because those teams are great and ALWAYS A PLAYOFF CONTENDER.

The Warriors have a Very LOYAL Fan Base. that team sucks...real bad, but they always sell out games. They made the playoffs twice in like 30 years.

The most registered Yahoo Fantasy Basketball players came from the San Francisco Bay Area. they must love their basketball.

Vincent
03-21-2012, 12:06 PM
I think the Knicks fans are really bi-polar on their players.

Try saying anything bad about Rose in Chicago... or Jordan... and I'm sure you'll get an earful of unpleasantness.

That being said, I would say Bulls fans and Knicks fans really put their money where their mouths are in terms of merchandise and tickets.

Bulls fans also travel really well. Have you seen regular season games (or even playoff games) in Milwaukee, Indiana, or Washington?

I don't think a fanbase should be penalized for a team being good. Knicks and Bulls fans supported both teams even when they were awful.

29$JerZ
03-21-2012, 12:06 PM
Warriors and Knicks imo
Both are interchangeable

Shadowplay
03-21-2012, 12:22 PM
Kings,Blazers,Suns,Warriors,Thunder,Pacers,Jazz.

BKLYNpigeon
03-21-2012, 12:31 PM
Knicks will sell out games even if they're bad, but its the Biggest market. MSG is right right in the heart of the city in midtown. its really easy to get to a game. NY gets so many tourist I dont think the Knicks have trouble getting people to the game.