Originally posted by pdizo916:
Originally posted by sacniner:I feel you man. The Maloofs are isolating the fans. It's just hard for me to start truly being a fan of another team. I could still be a fan of certain players and cheer against some teams. But, I couldn't really rep another team because I won't have any kind of attachment to them. I guess everyone is different.
Plus I am a san Francisco native and since the warriors ARE PLANNING to move to san fran, its much easier to root for them.
I always bandwagoned in basketball.
1 Charlotte hornets mid 90's
2 Chicago bulls. Mid to late 90's
3 Utah jazz. Late 90's to early 2000's
4 Sacramento kings 2000- 2011
5 warriors 2011-?
COME AT ME, BROS!!!!!!!!
In your defense, I think it's easier to root for certain teams during certain eras because of certain players- like, in the 80s and 90s everyone loved Jordan ( except for Pete , laker fans & Jazz fans) and, I, myself, was a huge fan of Isaiah Thomas, Dominique, Drexler & Barkley fan, (but don't really GAF about those squads these days), so it's not as cut and dry as "bandwagoning" NBA teams. It's more about just really appreciating certain players.
Hell, during the '80s, I loved watching Magic and "Cap" Jabbar, even though I hated the LA franchise- it was about the enjoyment of the product they provided.
I actually had this bird/magic converse ad on my wall growing up: