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#1 LALakersFan4Life

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Posted February 09, 2009 - 07:13 PM

Not everyone hates the Lakers. Just most everyone. The Lakers are kind of like the NBA's version of the Yankees-they have the most fans, but are also the most hated, by far, of the league's teams. The reasons are many, but here are the top 5:

5. The Name: Let's face it: Lakers is about as bad of a geographical/cultural mismatch as you can get for a team in Los Angeles. Okay, Utah Jazz is worse, but just barely. This is a very minor reason for hating these guys, but really they should change that name. It is insipid, and makes no sense at all. Another thing that chaps me: If a team decides to relocate, it isn't the same team anymore, and therefore shouldn't claim the Championships it won in the past town. So in my book, LA has 9 Championships to Bostons 17. You've got a lot longer way to go than you think to reach the summit in my book, L.A. fan.

4. The Coaches: When I say coaches, two names come to mind, and you know who they are: Pat Riley and Phil Jackson. How could you not hate these guys? Pat with his slicked back greaser hair and his Armani suits, coining and actually trademarking the term "threepeat" (lame), and just overall being that kind of creepy, shady guy that you know could probably steal your girlfriend, use her, and leave her broken, just to say he did it. (Think Rob Lowe in Wayne's World.) And Phil, with all of his "Zen" crap-o-la. (no problem with Zen, but what does it really have to do with coaching basketball.) Oh, Phil just sits there smugly, whining about the refs and how bad his team got it after Kobe Bryant shot 25 free throws against your team. Cry me a river, Phil.

3. The Location/Fans: There's just something about L.A. and the people who live there that rub everybody else the wrong way. We know the weather is perfect. We know that all the stars from Hollywood will be at the game. Are we jealous? Probably. But for some reason, seeing Jack Nicholson sitting court side, yelling at the refs just blows. I don't care if Robert Downey Jr is coked-up at the game, or if Diane Cannon is looking 85 years old while rooting for the Lake Show. And I don't care if it never rains in southern California. I couldn't care less that Disneyland is in your backyard. Enjoy the smog.

2. The Players: This part of the hatred of L.A. has really gotten worse the last few years. The 80's teams were flamboyant and a little overbearing with all the "Showtime" grab-assing, but for the most part, the players themselves weren't all that hated. I mean, James Worthy even paid for some whores one time at the All-Start game in Houston. A real salt-of-the-earth move by Big Game James. But not the current incarnation of the Lakers. Their roster is riddled with hateable players:
Kobe Bryant: The cockiest in the league. Yells at his own team. Possible rapist. Speaks Italian. Jumped a car. He just seems like a major jerk.
Jordan Farmar: Ears like Dumbo. Never done anything besides be a decent backup, but struts around like he's the Queen of Spain. Not unlike Damon Jones.
Derek Fisher: Must have naked pictures of every ref in the league. Gets away with murder at the end of games, even playoff games. (remember Brent Barry, Spurs Fan?) Major flop-artist. Sketchy ending to his Jazz career. A little too buff.
Pau Gasol: Has one of the worst "Euro-Faces" ever. After every made basket, has an orgasm of joy and yells "Let's Go!" I'm not kidding. After EVERY basket. After every missed basket, cries and whines like someone just crapped on his pillow.
Sasha Vujacic: Calls himself the machine. 'Nuff said.

1. The Winning: Ok. The number one reason America hates the Lakers is because they always win. Always. Even when they are down (think Cedric Ceballos as your main player), you know they are just a year away from signing the best player because every player wants to live in LA, and be on the biggest stage in the NBA. The Lakers have the highest winning percentage of all time. They should buy the "Just Win, Baby" slogan off of Raider's owner Al Davis, because Lord knows he won't be needing it any time soon.

In the end America hates the Lakers because of their winning history, their great players and coaches, and the fact that LA is a great town anybody would love to live in. America hates the Lakers out of jealousy.


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#2 last stand 2.0

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Posted February 09, 2009 - 07:20 PM

not our fault LA, NY >all other cities
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Posted February 09, 2009 - 07:25 PM

this guys comparing the lakers to the yankees??

CELTICS=YANKEES
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#4 Ocho X's 3!!!

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Posted February 09, 2009 - 07:28 PM

Success Breeds Envy

Its the Lakers...Jerry West is the LOGO! How can they not hate?

In the words of Jay-Z...."And when they speak of success..I'm what they might mean." This applies to the Lakers...the Lakers have not endured the years of being down that other franchises have. We have always been a playoff caliber team and have only missed it a few times. Look at the other so called great franchises:

Boston post Bird/McHale/Parrish - Until last year they really were a mess.

Sixers post Dr. J/Moses Malone - Iverson led them to the Finals and the Lakers destroyed them....other than that they havent made much noise.

Pistons post The Bad Boys - They beat us in 2004 and if Karl Malone doesnt get hurt...they wouldnt have. They made the Finals against the Spurs. But look how long before 2004 it took them to compete.

Bulls post Jordan/Scottie/Phil - Well we see what happened when they left.

And after Tim Duncan retires - The Spurs will never be heard from again!!!!

Now the Lakers even after Showtime ended....we still made the playoffs consistently. We reloaded with Shaq and Kobe...3 more rings. Now we are in the post Shaq era...took a couple of first rd losses to Phoenix but still made the playoffs. Made it to the Finals last year....and will win the ring this year.

This organization will never fall to its knees and not get up for 10 years....it just wont happen. Its the Lakers...the greatest team in organized sports. Period!

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#5 last stand 2.0

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Posted February 09, 2009 - 07:30 PM

this guys comparing the lakers to the yankees??

CELTICS=YANKEES

well i think he compares the redsox to the celts because like the sox there was a huge gap between the 2008 title and their dynasty while the lakers win consistently like the yankees
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Posted February 09, 2009 - 07:31 PM

This article should be scrapped for no value.




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Posted February 09, 2009 - 07:31 PM

Translation: Skip 1, 2, and 4. They're all jealous - weather and winning. That's it. The most primitive emotion .. jealousy .. is what causes their hatred. The name? Ha ha. The coaches? Right. The players? OK, I can see how Sasha might get under one's skin and how the shallow can't get over Colorado, but this Lakers team is a collection of good, solid people and tough competitors who don't play a mauling brand of basketball like KG & Crew. There's no drama like the Shaq-Kobe teams. To lump Derek Fisher among the hated disqualifies this author.

#8 Maddocks

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Posted February 09, 2009 - 07:32 PM

LA is a city everyone says they hate, but they never move from it.

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Posted February 09, 2009 - 07:34 PM

Wow such irony. I love the team for all of those same reasons.

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Posted February 09, 2009 - 08:04 PM

I dont know what it is about me, but i love being the hated. When im playing ball i love to trash talk, and i love burning whoevers guarding me. This one time i hit a couple threes, and someone from the other team was yelling "if you let him make that again, im gonna beat your [expletive]!!!" at the guy that was guarding me. Lol, something about jealousy gets my dick hard, lol

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Posted February 09, 2009 - 08:18 PM

Translation: Skip 1, 2, and 4. They're all jealous - weather and winning. That's it. The most primitive emotion .. jealousy .. is what causes their hatred. The name? Ha ha. The coaches? Right. The players? OK, I can see how Sasha might get under one's skin and how the shallow can't get over Colorado, but this Lakers team is a collection of good, solid people and tough competitors who don't play a mauling brand of basketball like KG & Crew. There's no drama like the Shaq-Kobe teams. To lump Derek Fisher among the hated disqualifies this author.


haha seriously, they're all just jealous. and that shot on d.fish, cheap.

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#12 LP_18

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Posted February 09, 2009 - 08:22 PM

if i was a fan of any other team, id hate the lakers too.

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#13 Tobias Fünke

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Posted February 09, 2009 - 08:29 PM

I love the part where it said "Swearing is not permitted on ClubLakers"
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Posted February 09, 2009 - 08:32 PM

if i was a fan of any other team, id hate the lakers too.

same here, and to be honest I'd also use any of the above mentioned reasons to solidify my hate.

the jealousy is understandable, if not quite laughable. but it comes with being the best. fair trade.

#15 ファイナルファンタジ

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Posted February 09, 2009 - 08:33 PM

Ears like Dumbo. :lol:

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Posted February 09, 2009 - 08:36 PM

#1 hurt me.
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Posted February 09, 2009 - 08:36 PM

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Posted February 09, 2009 - 08:43 PM

Kobe Bryant: The cockiest in the league. Yells at his own team. Possible rapist. Speaks Italian. Jumped a car. He just seems like a major jerk.


LOL, wtf does speaking italian have to do with anything

Derek Fisher: Must have naked pictures of every ref in the league. Gets away with murder at the end of games, even playoff games. (remember Brent Barry, Spurs Fan?) Major flop-artist. Sketchy ending to his Jazz career. A little too buff.


i'm tired of people bringing this up, this should be a positive thing about fisher and his priorities if anything...didn't he lose money coming to la?

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Posted February 09, 2009 - 09:07 PM

I love the part where it said "Swearing is not permitted on ClubLakers"


oh man.... :lol: :lol: :lol:

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#20 SILO

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Posted February 09, 2009 - 09:11 PM

LOL, wtf does speaking italian have to do with anything



i'm tired of people bringing this up, this should be a positive thing about fisher and his priorities if anything...didn't he lose money coming to la?


speaking italian is like, a language of love. sucha a great way to be romantic on a date. looks like this guy, has some trouble with the opposite sex.

yea, fish did. alot of money.

Edited by SILO, February 09, 2009 - 09:12 PM.





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