For those of you that visit ESPN.com on a regular basis, you know that John Hollinger has a little segment where he takes questions from fans and answers them, called “Chat with John Hollinger.”
John Hollinger has hinted at being a Laker hater, through his articles and rankings (a fan would argue). What hints more towards it is this little quote from John himself:
Chad (Auburn Hills)
Have Jazz fans overtaken Lakers fans as the most whiny?
John Hollinger (2:51 PM)
It’s hard to compare. The Lakers have a lot of quasi-fan bandwagoneers that pollute the ranks, much like the Yankees/Cowboys/Manchester United, so it’s tough to tell what’s coming from the rank and file and what’s just coming from random idiots. With Utah it’s more the small-market paranoia that nobody will ever give them any respect, mixed in with a few decades of not winning the championship.