Tagged with Lakers

Deconstruction of My NBA Fanhood

Deconstruction of My NBA Fanhood

There are several possible reasons why 2020 viewership has been so low. Two of the six 2020 NBA Finals games competed with the NFL on Sunday, something the NBA Finals generally don’t have to deal with. The clinching game of the NBA finals drew half the audience that NBC Sunday Night football drew (7.4 mil vs. 15.1 mil). The lack of fans in the stands certainly detracted from the product on the court. The political messaging from the league and its players – including messaging on the court and on jerseys – disenfranchised 38% of fans too. Continue reading

Lakers Do The Unthinkable, Trade Fisher To Improve

This news hit like a punch in the gut. Uber fan favorite, Derek Fisher, is no longer a Laker. Mitch Kupchak, easily one of the most well-respected GMs in professional sports, separated himself from emotion to improve a Lakers team that has earned a deplorable 9-14 road record (18-2 at home). The new collective bargaining … Continue reading

How Will Clemson Respond To Orange Bowl Shame?

Since the ACC began determining their champion with a conference championship game in 2005, Clemson fans have longed for the title. Elusive to the tigers since 1991, winning the conference championship became the overriding goal for the program. Only the Clemson Tigers we know and love could manage to sour a season in which they … Continue reading

Atlanta’s Favorite NBA Team Wins One In Philips

Kobe, Derek, Pau, and the rest of the back-to-back champion Los Angeles Lakers visited Atlanta last week (3/8/11) and dismantled the Hawks. It was their 8th straight win and in my mind cemented their return to dominant play. It was also the only time Atlanta’s apparent favorite team (Laker fans easily out numbered and out … Continue reading