Miami Heat Hate: Why LA Lakers Fans Are Bitter About This Summer

July 29th, 2010 by Ryan Skolnick Leave a reply »

When a team wins an NBA Championship and not only returns their core intact, but adds essential role players through free agency, they would generally be considered favorites to win again, right? After all, they were the best team in the NBA in 2010, and they've only gotten better.

If you listen to not only the talking heads at ESPN, but right here on Bleacher Report, you might forget that the Lakers even won last year.

There's no reason to go into what happened this past summer, the world knows it. I'm not even going to break down the matchups between the Heat and Lakers. People who read my last article know exactly where I stand on that.

I'm writing this for one reason: Laker fans are bitter. As a Laker fan, I am bitter.

Most Laker fans are very confident that their team will prevail in a fabled Finals clash between LA and Miami. No, Lakers fans feel disrespected.

And they have every right to.

Seemingly within minutes of LeBron's "Decision," the Heat were installed as favorites to win the NBA Title.

They were installed as favorites when they only had six players on their roster.

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