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Why did you become a Laker fan?
cause of my imsprietion to the game and to the lakers team
Favorite current Laker?
kobe bryant cause of the clutch
Least favorite current Laker?
Mark Madsen. Stop missing lay-ups and try dunking.
Least favorite Laker of all-time?
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Favorite all-time Laker?
kreeam abul-jaber or magic johnson
Best all-time Laker?
Has to be Jerry West for his contributions as player
Favorite Laker coach of all-time?
Phil. I love how smug he is. It's nice having a coach that can talk trash to other teams.
Least favorite coach of all-time?
rudy.
Sunderland or Chick? (not which one is/was better, which one would you rather have now and in the future)
Chick, no question about it.
Laker that didn't get enough chances?
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Laker that got too many chances?
Rodman.
Best moment as a Laker fan?
Kobe's alleyoop to Shaq against the Blazers. That's when it sunk in that the Lakers will win a title.
Least favorite moment as a Laker fan?
when shaq was traded
 

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When did you become a Laker fan?
Ever since I was born, May 10, 1979.
Why did you become a Laker fan?
Born and raised w/ in a die-hard Laker household. Grew up during the Showtime era, greatest thing ever!
Favorite current Laker?
Kobe. Best COMPLETE b-ball PLAYER in the league. Anyone who doesn't think so, doesn't know b-ball.
Least favorite current Laker?
Slava the Slug. Used to be Sasha, but he's actually making some strides. FINALLY.
Least favorite Laker of all-time?
Probably Elden Campbell. Watching that guy play b-ball is like watching flies...well...do their thing.
Favorite all-time Laker?
Magic Johnson, hands down, for obvious reasons. James Worthy and Robert Horry probably 2nd and 3rd.
Best all-time Laker?
It's probably Kareem or Wilt really, but I think it's Magic. He did it all.
Favorite Laker coach of all-time?
Pat Riley. 2 words... Show...Time!
Least favorite coach of all-time?
Probably Del Harris. He couldn't get us over the hump in the Playoffs.
Sunderland or Chick? (not which one is/was better, which one would you rather have now and in the future)
Chick, you can't even compare the two, regardless of the criteria.
Laker that didn't get enough chances?
Chris Duhon, shoulda drafted him over Sasha, didn't get a chance. Woulda been nice.
Laker that got too many chances?
Probably Slava. Does it really take 6 seasons to find out that this guy doesn't belong in the League? Much less on the League's greatest team, for $3mill. per? What a joke.
Best moment as a Laker fan?
The 4th qtr. Playoff comeback, down 15 pts., versus Portland. One of the greatest games/things I have ever watched/witnessed. Established the new Lakers Dynasty, let everyone know this team had arrived and was for real.
Least favorite moment as a Laker fan?
Too many to think of now. Anytime we lose to Sac. Drafting Sasha Vujacic when I was hollaring for Mitch to pick Chris Duhon, can you imagine?
 

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Jamel Irief said:
When did you become a Laker fan?
When i was born
Why did you become a Laker fan?
my parents were huge laker fans and we lived in the area, so naturally, i became a laker fan
Favorite current Laker?
Kobe Bryant. 62 points in 3 quarters and outscoring the Mavs single handidly tells it all
Least favorite current Laker?
Slava Mevedenko (spelling)
Favorite all-time Laker?
Magic Johnson. i loved the way and the style he plays with. it just dazzeled me the first time i saw him. truely an nba great.
Best all-time Laker?
Magic Johnson IMO. Read above for the reason.
Least favorite coach of all-time?
A lot. the one that sticks out the most is Del Harris, or was it Devin Harris??
Laker that didn't get enough chances?
NVE. this guy was a true star. too bad he fued so much with the coaches. he was a real talent.
Laker that got too many chances?
Slava IMO. he shouldnt even be on this team.
Best moment as a Laker fan?
The Three Peat, and the 2004 off-season
Least favorite moment as a Laker fan?
losing in the 2004 NBA Finals to the Pistons, and the off-season that followed.
as you can tell, im not much of a slava fan.
 

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When did you become a Laker fan?
When i was born
Why did you become a Laker fan?
my parents were huge laker fans and we lived in the area, so naturally, i became a laker fan
Favorite current Laker?
Kobe Bryant. 62 points in 3 quarters and outscoring the Mavs single handidly tells it all
Least favorite current Laker?
Slava Mevedenko (spelling)
Favorite all-time Laker?
Magic Johnson. i loved the way and the style he plays with. it just dazzeled me the first time i saw him. truely an nba great.
Best all-time Laker?
Magic Johnson IMO. Read above for the reason.
Least favorite coach of all-time?
A lot. the one that sticks out the most is Del Harris, or was it Devin Harris??
Laker that didn't get enough chances?
NVE. this guy was a true star. too bad he fued so much with the coaches. he was a real talent.
Laker that got too many chances?
Slava IMO. he shouldnt even be on this team.
Best moment as a Laker fan?
The Three Peat, and the 2004 off-season
Least favorite moment as a Laker fan?
losing in the 2004 NBA Finals to the Pistons, and the off-season that followed

as you can tell, im not much of a slava fan.
 

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When did you become a Laker fan?
1985 when I attended my first Lakers game at the Forum.
Why did you become a Laker fan?
85. Hence the name.
Favorite current Laker?
I guess Kobe. It used to be Shaq.
Least favorite current Laker?
Kobe, if that makes sense.
Least favorite Laker of all-time?
How can I have one? I've always liked the franchise.
Favorite all-time Laker?
Nick Van Exel is up there, but I loved Worthy, loved Kareem, and Shaq, too. But without question, it's gotta be Magic Johnson.
Best all-time Laker?
That I've seen? Magic.
Favorite Laker coach of all-time?
Riles in the 80s.
Least favorite coach of all-time?
Del Harris was a bit of a douche.
Laker that didn't get enough chances?
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Laker that got too many chances?
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Best moment as a Laker fan?
The Kobe alleyoop to Shaq against the Blazers still gives me goose bumps ... but also the Magic hook against the Celtics to win the title ... Mark Madsen dancing at a title rally?
Least favorite moment as a Laker fan?
The day Magic announced HIV.
 

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When did you become a Laker fan?
1997 Playoffs

Why did you become a Laker fan?
Because I rooted for the underdog (which was the Lakers after getting clobbered by Utah 4-0)

Favorite current Laker?
Kobe

Least favorite current Laker?
Slava!

Least favorite Laker of all-time?
Samaki Walker

Favorite all-time Laker?
Robert Horry

Best all-time Laker?
Magic

Favorite Laker coach of all-time?
Phil

Least favorite coach of all-time?
Del Harris.

Sunderland or Chick?
Chick

Laker that didn't get enough chances?
Rodman

Laker that got too many chances?
Mark Madsen

Best moment as a Laker fan?
4th quarter of Game 7, 2000 WCF, Robert Horry and Derek Fisher being clutch.

Least favorite moment as a Laker fan?
When they lost to the Pistons.
 

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I thought I responded to this several years ago, but it looks like I didn't...


When did you become a Laker fan?
Sometime in 1980

Why did you become a Laker fan?
For some reason as a child, I really liked the flashy tall guy in the green uniform from the 1979 NCAA Championship. That person got drafted by the home team, and I've been a fan ever since.

Favorite current Laker?
Hate to say it, but slim pickings on this team. Gonna have to go with Kobe, with Cook and Walton a close second.

Least favorite current Laker?
Shoota Suckadenko. Why, oh why have the Lakers hung onto this guys all these years???

Least favorite Laker of all-time?
Undecided between Chuck Nevitt, Suckadenko, and Kupcake (as a player).

Favorite all-time Laker?
Magic. Always been my favorite player, always will be. Nobody, and I mean nobody, played the position with as much flash and style as the Magic man. During the Showtime era, I stopped everything to watch a Lakers game because you couldn't guess what amazing thing was going to happen next.

Best all-time Laker?
Magic

Favorite Laker coach of all-time?
It's a toss-up between Riley and Phil.

Least favorite coach of all-time?
Any (except maybe Rudy T) between Riley and Phil

Laker that didn't get enough chances?
Clay Johnson, a 10-day contract guy in the mid-80s. Threw down two monster dunks in garbage time of a midseason game. Sure, he probably sucked, but for some reason I still remember him.

Laker that got too many chances?
Suckadenko

Best moment as a Laker fan?
Magic's skyhook over the Celtic frontline to win the championship

Least favorite moment as a Laker fan?
November 7, 1991. I was so upset, I called my mom at work just to tell her what happened.
 

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Potasyo said:
When did you become a Laker fan?
1997 Playoffs

Why did you become a Laker fan?
Because I rooted for the underdog (which was the Lakers after getting clobbered by Utah 4-0)

Favorite current Laker?
Kobe

Least favorite current Laker?
Slava!

Least favorite Laker of all-time?
Samaki Walker

Favorite all-time Laker?
Robert Horry

Best all-time Laker?
Magic

Favorite Laker coach of all-time?
Phil

Least favorite coach of all-time?
Del Harris.

Sunderland or Chick?
Chick

Laker that didn't get enough chances?
Rodman

Laker that got too many chances?
Mark Madsen

Best moment as a Laker fan?
4th quarter of Game 7, 2000 WCF, Robert Horry and Derek Fisher being clutch.

Least favorite moment as a Laker fan?
When they lost to the Pistons.
welcome!
 

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How about answering the Q's in bold so that we can get to know each other.

When did you become a Laker fan?
The day Karl Malone signed with LA.

Why did you become a Laker fan?
Because Karl Malone signed with LA.

Favorite current Laker?
Kobe Bryant. Can't argue with brilliance.

Least favorite current Laker?
Lamar Odom. I know he's good...but he seems confused so often, and that rueful/amused, "Aw, I messed up again" look drives me nuts.

Least favorite Laker of all-time?
Tough question for me. I didn't really notice any team but the Jazz until Malone signed with LA. Other teams were just non-entities who passed through the Salt Palace or Delta Center. If there was anything special about them, I probably wouldn't have noticed.
I've done a lot of studying since Malone became a Laker, though, so I have some ideas now--but it's not the same as having had a most or least favorite player when that guy was actually playing.

That said....Dennis Rodman.

Favorite all-time Laker?
See above answer. Still....Got to go with Kobe. The man is fantastic.

Best all-time Laker?
From what I can gather, Jerry West.

Favorite Laker coach of all-time?
No idea, sorry.

Least favorite coach of all-time?
Phil Jackson. No arguing with his success, but he's sure a nasty individual who backstabs his players, shows no loyalty to the organization, and takes credit for that which is sheer luck: the calibre of players he's been fortunate enough to coach.

Sunderland or Chick? (not which one is/was better, which one would you rather have now and in the future)
Chick Hearn

Laker that didn't get enough chances?
Sorry, no idea.

Laker that got too many chances?
Dennis Rodman.

Best moment as a Laker fan?
Kobe's 62 against Dallas a couple weeks ago.

Least favorite moment as a Laker fan?
The night Malone went down with his first real injury in eighteen years. I knew he wouldn't get his Ring, and the Lakers wouldn't get the four-straight.
 

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When did you become a Laker fan?
1987. I was 9. My dad loved the Celtics. I rooted for the team that was against his... the Lakers.
Why did you become a Laker fan?
Magic Johnson.
Favorite current Laker?
Kobe Bryant
Least favorite current Laker?
Kwame Brown. However, I don't dislike any Laker player.
Least favorite Laker of all-time?
Gary Payton. Is a reason really needed? :)
Favorite all-time Laker?
Magic Johnson
Best all-time Laker?
Magic Johnson
Favorite Laker coach of all-time?
Phil Jackson
Least favorite coach of all-time?
Can't really say. I guess Dell Harris. He had one of the most talented teams in the history of the NBA and couldn't get it done.
Sunderland or Chick? (not which one is/was better, which one would you rather have now and in the future)
Chick
Laker that didn't get enough chances?
Eddie Jones. I think that he could've been good in the triangle
Laker that got too many chances?
Gary Payton. If he was taken out of some of the games in the Finals we may have won 2 instead of 1.
Best moment as a Laker fan?
Kobe's alleyoop to Shaq against the Blazers or Robery Horry's three against the Kings or Magic's 92 All-Star comeback. I can't decide.
Least favorite moment as a Laker fan?
Magic's retirement
 

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Re: Laker survey

Hi guys,am new here,am the world best Kobe fan,lol,this guy is just the best player in the league by far,
 

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Keep in mind, I'm fairly young, so my laker history only goes back to the late 90's

When did you become a Laker fan?
Kobe's rookie year ('97)

Why did you become a Laker fan?
Kobe mostly (I was young)

Favorite current Laker?
Kobe by default; used to be Caron

Least favorite current Laker?
Can't say I hate anybody, but wouldn't mind seeing slava go.

Least favorite Laker of all-time?
I'd probably say slava

Favorite all-time Laker?
Because I didn't get to see magic play, I'd say Kobe

Best all-time Laker?
Tough One, how do you choose between Magic, Kareem, Balyor, West, Wilt, Shaq, and Kobe? I choose Magic

Favorite Laker coach of all-time?
Phil Jackson

Least favorite coach of all-time?
Del Harris

Laker that didn't get enough chances?
Caron Butler

Laker that got too many chances?
Slava

Best moment as a Laker fan?
Horry for three 2002WCF/0.4 in 2004WCF

Least favorite moment as a Laker fan?
Kobe's airballs against Jazz/End of the title run (kobe & fish in tears)
 

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When did you become a Laker fan?
For as long as I can remember. My dad was a huge Kareem fan, which meant I was a huge Kareem fan too.

Why did you become a Laker fan?
One reason... Kareem was the man.

Favorite current Laker?
Easily Andrew Bynum. Chances are that he's not going to develop into the next great Laker center but damn, the dude plays with such enthusiam that it's hard not to cheer for him.

Least favorite current Laker?
Slava. I'm sorry the dude's injured and all but as far as I'm concerned, he never really brought anything to this team.

Least favorite Laker of all-time?
Cedric Ceballos. The 'Chise was money and all but it seems like to be that he never really cared about being a Laker, like it was just another job to him. He really could have been the franchise but he wasn't interested.

Favorite all-time Laker?
Kareem. Duh.

Best all-time Laker?
Jerry West. Name another player/coach/GM/NBA personality that commands the respect he does.

Favorite Laker coach of all-time?
Phil Jackson. He's the perfect Lakers coach.

Least favorite coach of all-time?
Rudy T. I love Rudy and all but he seemed so lost out there. I was just so disappointed because I had such high hopes for him.

Sunderland or Chick?
Are you serious? Chick.

Laker that didn't get enough chances?
Caron Butler. He really could have been something. Too bad the Lakers won't have been able to afford him.

Laker that got too many chances?
Devean George.

Best moment as a Laker fan?
Fisher's 00.4 shot. Such a storybook finish.

Least favorite moment as a Laker fan?
Karl Malone getting the first serious injury of his career. I'm not saying that the Lakers would have won the title with a healthy Karl. But I am saying that the series wouldn't have been a "5-game sweep" by the Pistons.
 

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larrydigital said:
When did you become a Laker fan?

1987, they were showing the NBA finals over here and i had a choice between Celtics and Lakers, i think i made the right choice

Why did you become a Laker fan?
Magic of course, also loved the uniforms

Favorite current Laker?

Kobe, how he got the lakers into the playoffs this year with the team we had is beyond me

Least favorite current Laker?

if their in laker colours, i find them hard to hate, though george is annoying me at the moment

Least favorite Laker of all-time?


ill go with Payton


Favorite all-time Laker?

the Magic man

Best all-time Laker?

Magic Johnson

Favorite Laker coach of all-time?

cant split Phil Jackson/Pat Riley

Least favorite coach of all-time?

Del Harris

Sunderland or Chick?

Chick

Laker that didn't get enough chances?

Caron Butler.

Laker that got too many chances?

Medvedenko

Best moment as a Laker fan?

the day we signed Shaq in 96 and the championships that followed

Least favorite moment as a Laker fan?

Watching the lakers championship era disintegrate before my eyes in the 2004 finals
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