L.A. Times: Did Allen Iverson really compare Lakers fans to traditionally more vocal ones in Sacramento and Utah?
Indeed he did, not long after the Nuggets where dropped by the Lakers in the first two games of their first-round series.
He apparently expected to see only latte-sipping, script-writing spectators. He stood corrected.
“You play here and you play in Utah, Sacramento, places like that, home court advantage means a lot,” Iverson said. “It’s tough enough to beat these guys anyways.”
The Lakers’ next two games are at Staples Center, either against Utah or Houston, on dates to be determined.
Kobe Bryant smiled when told what Iverson said.
“Really? Nice. I love hearing that,” he said. “L.A. fans have always had the reputation in the past sometimes of being real laid-back and not really getting into it like a Sacramento or Utah or something like that. That’s what we want to have here in this city, a team that you feel like you can get behind and something where they can come to the game and just let loose, get nuts and go crazy.”