Wow....all i gotta say is wow...lol....and true fans too...wow...where's all the orlando fans?....all of a sudden we got a whole lot more laker fans..lol...where's all the bottom feeding teams fans at?...support your team proudly...be a fan of a star but always remember who your team is...
with that said...Sacramento Kings FTW...lol...
Lol, I love the Kings too, they are my 2nd favorite team behind the Celtics. The Kings are a joke right now but my heart holds a spot for them.
been a celtics fan and casual sacramento kings fan my whole life! Born up North and have been a fan of the Truth all day erry day. AS for the kings, I lived in Sac-Town for awhile and went to the games during the golden years (1999-2002).
This is the year we finally get over the hump and get to .500 and make the playoffs
I've been sort of a bandwagon fan for the NBA and NCAA football. For the NBA Milwaukee used to be my favorite, then Phoenix and now it's really a tie between Phoenix and Chicago (because of Rose). At least it was never for LA, Boston or Miami though. For college football I didn't have a favorite team until like 2009. NFL and NCAA basketball I've always been Packers and Memphis though.
@NFLNBAGUY...love that GIF
Quick question. If you like teams because you like their players is that bandwagoning? Early 2000s my favorite player was Jason Kidd so I liked the nets but when he left I didn't give a &$#%#&@! about the nets. Same with cavs, heat and bulls. Didnt care about any of them until lebron, dwade and rose got to those teams since these are my favorite players. Personally I'm a fan of the players not the teams
i will NEVER choose a team just because of the players. d will WAS my fav but now i gotta go with favors. GO JAZZ!!!
But why do you not like dwill anymore? I can understand in like the 90s when the only team you can watch was your local team for you to be loyal to the team and not the players who can get traded and signed away but now you can literally watch any team and any player. If you like deron Williams's style of play in Utah I don't see why you won't like him in the nets
sorry i worded that wrong, i like him but wont cheer for the nets. i wont ever change my team. when malone went to the lakers for that one year i still liked the guy but as a jazz fan you CANT like the lakers..... WE ALL HATE THE LAKERS! lol but i get what you are saying....... if a player is traded or leaves im not going to go for that team just for the player.
Lol understood. can't hate on you for being loyal
It's the fine print of supporting a team i guess, i've seen ex-Cavs fans migrating over to south beach as they were "always" LeBron fans. I prefer it now as the quality of the fans are better, losing a star or getting worse is somewhat similar to having a rotten tooth removed, the star is gone but so are the glory hunters, even though it'll hurt for a duration, that same negativity that was previously there won't come back.
I remember when the Thunder were introduced, everybody over at 2K sports forums laughed at the Thunder's logo and uniform, claiming it looked like a D-league team and they all extended their sympathy towards Durant, there were no fans there, maybe some former Supersonic fans but not OKC fans, fast forward to 2012 and they're one of the most popular teams in the league.
Some people just want to support a sports team that is strong as they probably don't want to be disappointed, another product of the broken society we live in, "avoid adversity at all costs", exposure to failure is now something that most people protect themselves from, when it occurs they become aggressive and try to make an impact which ever way possible, this is a side of sports that i truly detest.
But I didn't become a cavs fan because they were good, I liked them because I liked lebrons game since his rookie year an thought his first coupl of years the cavs didn't make the playoffs. Of course they did get good later same with the heat, I don't like them because they are good, I like them because they have 2 of my favorite players.
Spurs!!, im a fan of the administration and the coach! + players!
Since I. was born, raised, only n still live in Philadelphia which is the countries 5th major market and a die hard sports town with a ton of history in all the major sports I can't fathom rooting for any team besides the Sixers. I follow and root for other teams because I'm such big sports fan like I've been obcessed with LeBron since the first time I saw him play as a JR in H.S. and I was super excited to watch him win his first ring. But that didn't even compare to the excitement I got when Iverson lead us to the Finals. The night we beat the Bucks to win the East I was partying on Broad street. Its not even an option to go to South Beach n party nor wuld I want too. I imagine people from Boston, Chicago, and Dallas r the same way. They're home team is THEIR TEAM, but u can still root for other teams just not over ur home team.
I've always been a magic fan and will always be no matter how bad we are.
kings fans had their run in the 80's and 90's as being considered some of the best, but it hasnt been that way in a long time. Trust me, i lived in sac for quite awhile and still visit there often. They went from selling out during the webber/vlade/peja/bibby era to having a half empty arena for the past 5 seasons. The second they started losing, the fans stopped showing up.
I feel like it's harder for fans to stay loyal in the cities and states that don't have major sporting teams. It's harder to follow a team when there is no real attachment. I was born in Boston, and grew up watching only Boston games, so I know all the history and great teams that were brought together. I live in Connecticut now, and they don't have a major sporting team, but CT is convieniently in the middle of BOS and NY, so who ever is doing better, that is the team most people will root for because they are more relivent, and will be getting most of the camera time and advertisment. 2001-06, it was all Patriots and Red Sox, now all you see are Yankee and Giant fans and merchandise.
There are 28 states that do not support an NBA team. That is more then half the states in the United States, so I can see why so many people can just bandwagon. In a day and age were you can watch any team online why wouldn't you choose to follow certain teams? I can guarontee those fun teams like Baron's Warriors, Nash's Suns, Carmelo's Nuggets, and more recently the OKC Thunder all carry a load of bandwagoners because they play a style of basketball that people love to watch.
I hate bandwagoners. Can't respect a fan who jumps from team to team.
not really bandwagoning it, but getting more and more turned off by these teams depleting the talent from other teams to make these "super" teams in the big market areas. I'm a fan of two small market teams, and I could be wrong but, the next six plus finals will probably not include either.
I dont blame the teams, just the star players. So even though I still love my teams and wish them the best, the NBA, as a whole has dropped to my third favorite pro sport, after NFL and MMA.
I have a question about bandwagoners...So when Lebron James left the Cavs for the Heat, do the Lebron James fans who follow him get called bandwagoners for switching their favorite team from the Cavs to the Heat?
I think there is a major difference between people who follow a team versus people who follow players. I think you can be allowed both. I have a friend who is a major Cavaliers fan, but was a huge supporter of the Heat this year because one of his favorite players, Lebron, is on the team. Does that mean he is a bandwagoner eventhough his true heart lies in Cleveland? I dont think he is a bandwagoner
And even after Daryl Morey has proved he's the new Kahn... Houston Rockets!