The Lakers are America’s team. Need the proof? Check out this link.
If ever there was a case that the Lakers are America’s team, that map would be it. Most of the map is dominated by the color purple, indicating 15%-20% of the fans of different areas throughout the United States are actual Laker fans.
What is more surprising, is just how much land the Lakers dominate the NBA spectrum. Sure, there are local teams such as Portland TrailBlazers, Denver Nuggets, Utah Jazz, and Phoenix Suns, but if you divide the United States map in half, it looks over 70% purple.
Did anyone else think that NBA fans from Kansas are mostly Laker fans? Joel Embiid made it obvious from his tweets, but other than Kentucky basketball, it’s surprising that the fans of the area have not adopted local teams. If you want to break it down into entire states, California, New Mexico, Nevada, and Washington have at least one of every five fans as an actual Laker fan.
America’s team just went 27-55. Who would have thought that there would be such a sense of community throughout the United States? Sure, there is great Laker history with management, ownership, players, and style of play, but this is why free agents love the Los Angeles Lakers. It isn’t just the location. It is what the team actually stands for.
This is why Kevin Love has interest in the Lakers.
This is also why, Dwight Howard blew is chance as a Laker.
Sorry Clipper fans. Not only do the Lakers own the town, but the team owns the nation.