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DaRizzle said:
When did you become a Laker fan?
1987 Playoffs at a pizza parlor in Morro Bay, CA
Why did you become a Laker fan?
I was born and raised in the LA area, loved basketball as a kid, then I saw an amazing team with amazing players winning championships and they happened to be my local team…no brainer
Favorite current Laker?
Kobe is the default answer but I really like how Walton plays. I think he is one of the smartest players in the NBA and seems to practice hard in the off-season on his deficiencies. He plays hard and you will barley ever see him do a knuckle-head play.
Least favorite current Laker?
Smush, but he is gone.hmmmm I guess Cook would be my LEAST FAVORITE but im ok with him
Least favorite Laker of all-time?
Greg Foster…Now here is a guy who I freaking hated getting. I hated him and Utah and hated even more as a Laker. I was lucky enough to tell him that to his face when I snuck behind the bench in garbage time. He didn’t like that and we got into a little shouting match. Thin skinned *****.
Favorite all-time Laker?
The Magic Man
Best all-time Laker?
Jerry West…he has done it all for us
Least favorite coach of all-time?
Del Harris for sure…good assistant I guess, but didn’t have the leadership qualities
Laker that didn't get enough chances?
Rueben Patterson
Laker that got too many chances?
Deavon George…waste of time
Best moment as a Laker fan?
Big shot Rob hittin you know what shot on you know which game
Least favorite moment as a Laker fan?
Chick’s death, Magic & HIV
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DaRizzle said:
When did you become a Laker fan?
1987 Playoffs at a pizza parlor in Morro Bay, CA
Why did you become a Laker fan?
I was born and raised in the LA area, loved basketball as a kid, then I saw an amazing team with amazing players winning championships and they happened to be my local team…no brainer
Favorite current Laker?
Kobe is the default answer but I really like how Walton plays. I think he is one of the smartest players in the NBA and seems to practice hard in the off-season on his deficiencies. He plays hard and you will barley ever see him do a knuckle-head play.
Least favorite current Laker?
Smush, but he is gone.hmmmm I guess Cook would be my LEAST FAVORITE but im ok with him
Least favorite Laker of all-time?
Greg Foster…Now here is a guy who I freaking hated getting. I hated him and Utah and hated even more as a Laker. I was lucky enough to tell him that to his face when I snuck behind the bench in garbage time. He didn’t like that and we got into a little shouting match. Thin skinned *****.
Favorite all-time Laker?
The Magic Man
Best all-time Laker?
Jerry West…he has done it all for us
Least favorite coach of all-time?
Del Harris for sure…good assistant I guess, but didn’t have the leadership qualities
Favorite Laker coach of all time?
Pat Riley, no white man has led more black men to the promised land.(Chris Rock)
Laker that didn't get enough chances?
Rueben Patterson
Laker that got too many chances?
Deavon George…waste of time
Sunderland or Chick?
This question should be eliminated, it is an insult to the legend that is Chick Hearn RIP
Best moment as a Laker fan?
Big shot Rob hittin you know what shot on you know which team in you know what game
Least favorite moment as a Laker fan?
Chick’s death, Magic & HIV
Welcome to the Lakers forum! Enjoy your stay. :)
 

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When did you become a Laker fan?
1993
Why did you become a Laker fan?
I love L.A.
Favorite current Laker?
Kobe
Least favorite current Laker?
Kwame
Least favorite Laker of all-time?
Smush Parker
Favorite all-time Laker?
Kurt Rambis
Best all-time Laker?
Kobe
Favorite Laker coach of all-time?
Phil
Least favorite coach of all-time?
Dell Harris
Laker that didn't get enough chances?
Caron Butler
Laker that got too many chances?
Brian Cook
Best moment as a Laker fan?
Derek Fisher's .4 second shot against San Antonio game 5 WCF
Least favorite moment as a Laker fan?
Loosing the 2003 WCF to San Antonio
 

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L.A Guy said:
When did you become a Laker fan?
1993
Why did you become a Laker fan?
I love L.A.
Favorite current Laker?
Kobe
Least favorite current Laker?
Kwame
Least favorite Laker of all-time?
Smush Parker
Favorite all-time Laker?
Kurt Rambis
Best all-time Laker?
Kobe
Favorite Laker coach of all-time?
Phil
Least favorite coach of all-time?
Dell Harris
Laker that didn't get enough chances?
Caron Butler
Laker that got too many chances?
Brian Cook
Best moment as a Laker fan?
Derek Fisher's .4 second shot against San Antonio game 5 WCF
Least favorite moment as a Laker fan?
Loosing the 2003 WCF to San Antonio
Welcome, L.A Guy! Enjoy your time here, and be aware of the other mods. They're crazy.
 

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Lol, thanks for the tip. I actually have been a guest just wathcing you guys and this forum for a while now. Huge laker fan obviously but I had problems getting a membership here cuz of my email..but glad to be here!
 

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When did you become a Laker fan?
When I was a kid I started taking an interest in basketball. I got lots of coverage of the Lakers and I have followed them ever since.
Why did you become a Laker fan?
I just got so much coverage of them. I got to watch their games and learn the players. I love the team and the history. They are a true dynasty.
Favorite current Laker?
KOBE BRYANT!
Least favorite current Laker?
I love all the Lakers :)
Least favorite Laker of all-time?
I love all the Lakers :)
Favorite all-time Laker?
Wilt Chamberlain. The guy is a class act :)
Best all-time Laker?
Jerry West simply because he has done so much for the organization.
Favorite Laker coach of all-time?
Phil Jackson. His record speaks for itself.
Least favorite coach of all-time?
Del Harris
Laker that didn't get enough chances?
JR Rider
Laker that got too many chances?
Rodman. Too much hype.
Best moment as a Laker fan?
Kobe's 81 point night. He'll lead us to victory!
Least favorite moment as a Laker fan?
The day we lost Shaq.
 

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Hollywood24 said:
When did you become a Laker fan?
When I was a kid I started taking an interest in basketball. I got lots of coverage of the Lakers and I have followed them ever since.
Why did you become a Laker fan?
I just got so much coverage of them. I got to watch their games and learn the players. I love the team and the history. They are a true dynasty.
Favorite current Laker?
KOBE BRYANT!
Least favorite current Laker?
I love all the Lakers :)
Least favorite Laker of all-time?
I love all the Lakers :)
Favorite all-time Laker?
Wilt Chamberlain. The guy is a class act :)
Best all-time Laker?
Jerry West simply because he has done so much for the organization.
Favorite Laker coach of all-time?
Phil Jackson. His record speaks for itself.
Least favorite coach of all-time?
Del Harris
Laker that didn't get enough chances?
JR Rider
Laker that got too many chances?
Rodman. Too much hype.
Best moment as a Laker fan?
Kobe's 81 point night. He'll lead us to victory!
Least favorite moment as a Laker fan?
The day we lost Shaq.

Welcome to the forums. :)
 

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When did you become a Laker fan?
i dont know, i just remember they had shaq van exel eddie jones, probably when kobe was a rookie

Why did you become a Laker fan?
becuz my brother would always watch them


Favorite current Laker?
Derek Fisher


Least favorite current Laker?
Luke Walton


Least favorite Laker of all-time?
i never really liked elden cambell


Favorite all-time Laker?
magic


Best all-time Laker?

Kareem


Favorite Laker coach of all-time?
pat riley


Least favorite coach of all-time?
Kurt rambis


Sunderland or Joel? (changed it up cuz you cant even mention the two in the same breath)
sunderland was better, joel meyers ****ing sucks


Laker that didn't get enough chances?
eddie jones


Laker that got too many chances?
devean george


Best moment as a Laker fan?
fishers .4, horrys 3, kobes lob to shaq...the 3 peat, shaq scoring 60something against....the Clippers
watching ac green play, and damn cedel threet? hahah i dont know how to spell it but thats gotta be the coolest name ever that im never gonna forget

Least favorite moment as a Laker fan?
losing to the pistons, those years when it seemed they always lost to the jazz n spurs, end of the 3 peat
seeing all the guys crying, the dismantling of the 3 peat team, robert horry going to the spurs
 

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To any new members, don't forget to introduce yourselves!
Well, I'm not a new member, and I've been around the Laker board longer than many of the people here. Hell, I even remember Ron posting. That said, I have never posted in the Laker sub-forum on a regular basis, nor have I ever filled this out. So...why not?

When did you become a Laker fan?
NBA Finals in '91. I watched every game with passion with my father and brother. I was pretty young then, and this is probably the furthest back moment I can remember of any sport. From there I became a Laker fan then an NBA fan, basketball fan, and now I'm a general sports fan.

Why did you become a Laker fan?
See above. If I should elaborate, I guess because they were the local team and I was already in a Laker family. I guess I you could say I was born a Laker fan.

Favorite current Laker?
Hmmm...that's a tough one. I guess if I thought long and hard about it, I would probably go with Kobe Bryant. At times he makes me as giddy as a school girl, while at others he makes me smack my forehead. I'm pretty high on Turiaf, Bynum, Ariza, and now Pau as well.

Least favorite current Laker?
Pretty tough with no Smush and Tierre Brown gone. I guess Coby Karl mainly because I haven't gotten to know him? Not like I hate him or anything.

Least favorite Laker of all-time?
Sean Rooks. He was a complete scrub with us. Then he goes to be halfway decent for the Clips. Smush comes close. I lost some respect for Mitch Richmond when he rode coattails too.

Favorite all-time Laker?
Nick the Quick. 100% passion, even if it forearming a ref (that guy was one of the first floppers in the league by the way). I was a huge fan of Cedric Ceballos, Magic, Ron Harper, Anthony Peeler, AC Green, and some of the 3-peat and current Lakers too.

Best all-time Laker?
Magic. West might be the silhouette of the league, but Magic is undoubtedly the biggest Laker icon in my eyes (West is closer than Kareem and everyone else because of what he did after his HOF playing career ended).

Favorite Laker coach of all-time?
Of the ones I remember, it has to be Phil Jackson. There would be no championships that I witnessed first-hand without him.

Least favorite coach of all-time?
Kurt Rambis. We went on a streak when Rodman joined us for a brief while. Then he took over as the interim, and he got rid of Rodman. I was so pissed at him then. I should probably forgive him now since Rodman was a trainwreck, but at the time, I loathed Rambis.

Sunderland or Chick? (not which one is/was better, which one would you rather have now and in the future)
Is this a joke? First of all, Chick was quite possibly the best play-by-play announcer ever, regardless of sport and even if you don't take his Chickisms into account. Secondly, but Sunderland was absolutely terrible. From the moment he was on my TV, I wanted him off. He should stick to volleyball. When they got Joel Myers and Mychal Thompson on the radio, I would watch the games on mute. Chick would keep Stu's homerism in line, while Paul just egged him on.

I guess a more relevant comparison would be Joel or Spero? I personally prefer Spero, his voice is just a lot smoother. Frankly, it's a voice made for TV, not radio. He sounds a bit like Mike Breen (not a bad thing).

Laker that didn't get enough chances?
Eddie Jones--we didn't need Rice. Shaq just wanted him. Ceballos too, but the end result was worth it, since Horry was huge for the 3-peat run. Finally, Lindsey Hunter--why didn't we keep this guy? Sure he was old and a bit of a thug on defense, but he is STILL one of the best defensive point guards in the league. And we all know how much of a problem defense was for us at the PG spot for so long. Caron--one of the worst trades ever; but at least we got rid of Chucky "I'm a cancer" Atkins.

Laker that got too many chances?
Kwame--I'm ashamed to admit I thought we would be good, very good. Elden Campbell--talented but lazy, kind've like Kwame but with some brains and less athleticism. Travis ****ing Knight.

Best moment as a Laker fan?
Hmmm... I loved it when we had four All-Stars on the team with Van Exel, Jones, Kobe, and Shaq. The 3-peat of course. Kobe going for 81. I was also in person to see Kobe set the NBA record of 3's in a game against the Sonics. And I also at Staples Center when the pre-season fight between Fox and Christie took place. Oh yeah...the massive comeback against the Mavericks. It happened on my probably the worst birthday of my life and it was just getting worse watching the game, but then when they won--everything was right with the world again.

Least favorite moment as a Laker fan?
Unfortunately there a few of these too. I guess it comes with high expectations. The end of the championship run when we lost to the Spurs and everyone was Fisher and Kobe were crying. Getting demolished by the Pistons. Then soon after, there was this one day I was stuck in traffic listening to 570 and bombshell after bombshell kept coming in...Shaq leaving news, Phil exit meeting news, Buss being retarded news, Kobe FA news, GP and Mailman's future news...It wasn't fun. Van Exel being traded was tough for me too. Probably the two worst were Magic saying he had HIV and hearing Chick had passed away.

EDIT: The Payton Malone signing was a pretty good moment and so was the Kwame for Pau trade.
 

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Huh, I never saw this thread, might as well pop some here. I'm not really a fan like you guys, since I live in this God-forsaken place (or should I say a place where NBA games haven't been broadcasted regularly for the past 7 or 8 years), but I'm trying real hard :). This year's been really great in terms of how many ballgames I saw (roughly 35, and about 10 of them live in the past weeks; compared to very little during some years) and it really makes me happy and eager to watch even more. Well, here it goes...

When did you become a Laker fan?
I was rooting for the Bulls when I first started to watch the NBA. Since I was 10 or 11 at the time, it was natural to cheer for the team that was winning and the national TV mostly broadcasted the games in which the better teams played. Well, it must've been the 97/98 season when I was watching a regular season game played at the Forum between the Bulls and the Lakers, where the Lakers pounded them pretty bad. I was impressed with Shaq before, but this game was love at first sight (j/k) with Bryant :D. I actually think I found the boxscore for that game (but I'm not 100% sure). [email protected] 1998

Why did you become a Laker fan?
Stated above.

Favorite current Laker?
Kobe Bryant.

Least favorite current Laker?
I'm not really hating on anyone at the moment, since I think the roster is good :). If I had to choose, I'd say Luke Walton. Oh and I personally dislike Sasha, but since he's hitting that 3, I won't say anything.

Least favorite Laker of all-time?
I remember I had a dislike for Travis Knight and George. I also didn't like Richmond, considering he was still a decent player before he joined the Lakers and just flat out sucked for them. Smush and Cook can also be added.

Favorite all-time Laker?
Well the logical choise here would be Magic or Kareem or something like that, but considering I only got to see them play via the classic games I got from the internet, I can't say they are my favourites. So I'll go with Shaq and Kobe. As much as I dislike Shaq now, I used to love the fat ******* and I'm not ashamed to admit it.

Best all-time Laker?
Kareem / Magic

Favorite Laker coach of all-time?
Phil.

Least favorite coach of all-time?
Can't say.

Laker that didn't get enough chances?
I know it was mostly my adolescent infatuation with flashy players that could do the between the legs dunk, but I remember I was really sorry that Rided didn't get more chances. He actually behaved the year he was with the Lakers if I remember correctly. Then it was pretty much over for him. One of the could've beens I guess. I'd also add Butler, because of the horrible deal that acquired Brown... I think he could've been something had the Lakers decided to keep him.

Laker that got too many chances?
Well, Kwame. I hope I won't be adding Walton here soon...

Best moment as a Laker fan?
Garnett to Kobe dunk in the All Star game. Also his between the legs at the dunk contest. 3-peat, those legendary Portland and Sactown series, Shaq's 61 on his birthday and the was they were feeding him for it :), when they signed Payton and Malone, 81 of course, 62 in three, Gasol signing, pretty much this whole season.

Least favorite moment as a Laker fan?
Losing to the Spurs was tough, losing to Detroit was just ugly, I was in a "war-like" discussion on of the Slovenian forums for the whole series between 15 raging Detroit fans and me, the sole Lakers supporter; needless to say I was flamed for at least half of the next season. Shaq leaving and the whole feud with Kobe. The abysmal 04/05 season. Watching Brown play starting center and Parker starting point.

There, I know this probably doesn't mean as much considering where I come from and that I've been "cheering" for the Lakers and following/watching them play for 10 or something years, but I tried :) and I try to spread the purple and gold in Slovenia :).

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When did you become a Laker fan?
Sometime around 1980.
Why did you become a Laker fan?
My grandfather and father were both Laker fans.
Favorite current Laker?
Kobe
Least favorite current Laker?
Was Kwame. Now? None.
Least favorite Laker of all-time?
Kwame Brown
Favorite all-time Laker?
Magic Johnson. Nothing more exciting in the history of the game then when Magic caught a head of steam on a fast break with guys on the wings.
Best all-time Laker?
Kareem. GOAT period.
Favorite Laker coach of all-time?
Riles. Old school work them till they puke type coach.
Least favorite coach of all-time?
Rudy T. What a joke. His offense consisted of getting Kobe the ball and everybody getting out of the way.
Sunderland or Chick? (not which one is/was better, which one would you rather have now and in the future)
Are you kidding me?
Laker that didn't get enough chances?
Eddie Jones. Never should have moved him.
Laker that got too many chances?
Divac. Not a fan of punks whose entire defensive arsenal is to flop.
Best moment as a Laker fan?
The Oop or Magics baby baby skyhook.
Least favorite moment as a Laker fan?
The day the Spurs shut down The Great Western Forum. I was unfortunately there. Crowd booing Kobe, chanting the departed Eddie Jones name. Sad day to be a Laker fan.
 
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