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The Lakers Are America’s Team


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.

 

Jan 3, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guards Nick Young (0) and Jodie Meeks (20) and forward Pau Gasol (16) embrace during the game against the Utah Jazz at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Jan 3, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guards Nick Young (0) and Jodie Meeks (20) and forward Pau Gasol (16) embrace during the game against the Utah Jazz at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

 

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.

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  • cyborgspider

    Yeah but the Clippers are two wins away from the WCF while a “nation” awaits some lucky ping pong bounces. America won’t be into their team much longer if the Lakers continue their losing ways

    PS I’m aware that one blip on the radar during the last 30-40 years for the Lakers, in this downtrodden season, is no reason to abandon the team, like a common bandwagon fan. But I’m also not so insecure as to say “screw the Clippers! We’re still relevant!” and rain on their recent fortune. It will all work itself it but the Lakers don’t need anyone defending them.

  • hookedonnews

    Nothing surprising here. I think most people already knew that the Lakers have more fans than anyone else.