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Los Angeles NBA Fan War: Myth or Reality?


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#1 Jack Lime

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Posted November 06, 2013 - 10:29 AM

Pretty good article.

 

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#2 Jody Smokes

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Posted November 06, 2013 - 11:09 AM

It's a myth, well atleast outside of SoCal.  The Clippers still haven't got a real bandwagon going.  OKC probably has more fans than the Clippers.


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#3 LakerGeezer

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Posted November 06, 2013 - 11:55 AM

OKC has already built an incredible fan base.  



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Posted November 06, 2013 - 12:29 PM

Purely myth. I have yet to see a Clipper fan here in the Philippines, and I doubt I'll ever see one in my lifetime.


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#5 fido

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Posted November 06, 2013 - 02:32 PM

I've always contended there are little to no real Clipper fans.

 

They are either people who don't like the Lakers for some reason or they are people who like to root for the underdog.

 

If you want to talk trash on the Lakers, a Laker fans' case is easily made by pointing at the 16 banners and the legacy of the team.  There is no war when one group is clearly the dominant one.



#6 Disaster in Paradise

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Posted November 06, 2013 - 02:43 PM

Myth.

Most of the people just flat out hate the Lakers. I've got a lot friends like that.

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#7 Jay Cee

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Posted November 06, 2013 - 02:44 PM

I used to go to Clippers games (pre-Chris Paul) because they sold tickets for like $7 because nobody ever went. Staples was only about 1/2 full every time. There have always been some real Clippers fans, but I'd say an easy 75% of people who say they like the Clippers now are bandwagon fans. Almost nobody like them until they were lob city, that's just a fact. I lived it, I witnessed it for multiple years. I would go to Lakers games and there was hardly an empty seat in the house, but the Clippers were practically giving tickets away to put just 8,000 people in the stands. The Lakers still sell tickets easy, because they have a real fanbase. When the Clippers suck again eventually, they'll go back to what they were. The bandwagon fans will move on to the next big thing. No matter what the state of the Lakers is, they will be LA's team. Doesn't matter if they're .500, the Lakers own LA and I think if the Clippers really wanted their own identity and a chance to not play second fiddle they would move to San Diego or Anaheim at least. 

 

And I don't agree with the part about Kobe, I believe the Lakers can still contend with him as part of the team. The rest of the article is pretty accurate though in my opinion. 






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