What difference does it make if someone posts about their team on the Anandtech forums anyway? Since when did posting threads about a sports team become the barometer of a true fan? When I really want to talk Lakers, I do so in a Laker forum anyway.
I've followed the lakers since Showtime. I even rooted for them when Sedale Threatt was on the team. I was sad when EJ was traded (but glad because he didn't advance the team). I was glad to see Van Excel go.
I love Chick Hearns and Stu Lanz. They rule. Sure, Chick might be senile and say the wrong things, but they are the best commentators in the biz.
I will always be a Warrior fan. If they only kept Tim Hardaway, Chris Webber, original draft pick Vince Carter instead of Antwan Jamison and Don Nelson, it would be them in the Finals right now. Don't get me wrong, Jamison is good but i think Carter is better.
<< Btw Mwilding, if you think any Laker true blood is a former Celtic fan, you know nothing about Sports. Why don't you call a Skins fan a former Cowboys fan. Or a Giants fan a former Dodger fan. It's a slap in the face considering they're freaken rivals for the ages. >>
Laker fan here since the glory days of back to back championships (have the sweat pants with the buttocks labeled that way to prove it). I was so dissappointed when they lost to the Pistons so many years ago in the sweep and again upset when they lost to the Bulls, but it was an aging team then against some better and younger players.
They have a good chance of winning now and my money is on the sweep. Phil Jackson is the man, he beat teamwork and confidence into the Lakers and help keep some good talent on the team. Kobe and Shaq are pretty much the 1-2 punch against any team in the NBA and the 76ers have no chance against that powerful punch. Sure, Iverson is good (definitely hall of famer), but Mutombo can't handle Shaq and no one will get Kobe.