LA Lakers-Miami Heat: Which Team Has the Most Arrogant Fans?

September 15th, 2010 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
The Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat are heavy favorites to meet in next season's NBA Finals, and fans of both teams have been more than happy to engage in a verbal war touting each team's supremacy.

Fans of other NBA teams have been forced to be unwilling participants in a conversation that not only excludes their franchises as contenders, but also illustrates the level of arrogance of the Heat and Lakers' fanbases.

Lakers fans have long held the reputation as the most arrogant in the NBA and considering the excellence of the franchise over the last two decades, it's not hard to see where the self-absorption stems from.

The Lakers have won 17 NBA championships, participated in more than half of the NBA's Final series, and have only missed the postseason twice since the franchise's inception.

That type of success tends to breed the same kind of arrogance found in fans of other professional sports teams with a history of excellence, such as the New York Yankees and the Dallas Cowboys.

I have followed the Lakers faithfully since 1980, and will be the first person to admit that the same type of arrogance has enveloped m ...

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