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5 Best Fan Bases in the NBA

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by Air Langhi, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. Rox11

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    I don't find this to be very accurate. Showing up to games does not really tell the full story of being a faithful fan. Being from Chicago i have to be honest iv'e never seen bigger bandwagon fans. Pre-Rose absolutly no one talking about them, same thing with Hockey.
     
  2. thedude077

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    And definitely NOT the Raptors fans!
    Remember when they rooted for Jeremy Lin last year and when they rooted when he hit that 3 point shot in the final seconds? Hell no those fans suck.
     
  3. arjun

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    how is utah not on there? lol
     
  4. tallanvor

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    I agree with Warriors and Raptors. When I consider 'best' fan base, I factor in intellect,maturity,and loyalty. Rockets make the top 5 for me.
     
  5. Air Langhi

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    They were still packing the united center before rose. Even before Rose they were packing 20k+ fans. Chicago is a great sports city.
     
  6. Rox11

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    Attendance wise ill give it to them, but that tells a tale of entertainment as well.
     
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    I go to a warriors game or 2 a year and it's usually pretty packed. Much louder than the game I was at in Houston
     
  8. MadMax

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    I'm not sure what this means anymore. The NBA is such a corporate game...with suites and the like. It means primarily that corporations are renewing their season tickets in a really large city.
     
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    Lakers?? Are you guys serious? As soon as they start really sucking, the fans will hop over to the Clippers..
     
  10. JuanValdez

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    I can't tell if you're trying to agree with me or argue with me. Warriors have good fan support despite a mediocre arena, difficult logistics, and a team that's been bad forever. Is it because the people of the Bay Area are so crazy about basketball? I doubt it. I'm sure demographics plays a role, but I'd give the credit to a good price point and good marketing over some intrinsic quality in the population. Which is why I bring up Sacramento -- the people of Sacramento didn't change since the Webber years, the Maloofs changed and the support for the team went down with their reputations and bank accounts. The Kings have a fanbase with the potential for great fervor and for a time the franchise had founf a way to optimize that and later found a way to squander it. So it is for the Rockets; they need to find the right formula to get a fanbase fired up.

    I think this is another example of that same point. CF.net is a great forum, not because the Rockets have better and more engaged fans, but because Clutch managed to build something that was accessible, well-managed, and engaging. Without his entrepreneurialism, there wouldn't be a good forum for the Rockets. We'd either be on realgm or taking up new hobbies.
     
  11. sugrlndkid

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    In terms of the best home crowds...
    1. Portland
    2. Utah
    3. Golden State
    4. Knicks
    5. Bulls
    6. LAL
    7. Boston
    8. OKC
    9. Pacers
    10. Spurs
     
  12. sugrlndkid

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    They have some of the most passionate fans in the game...Laker fans are a pretty loyal bunch...and they are used to winning...
     
  13. CantBeRight

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    Umm celtics?
     
  14. sugrlndkid

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    In terms of just the most rabid/passionate fan bases...

    1. Boston
    2. Lakers
    3, Knicks
    4. Bulls

    The Rockets fan base is quite tame as compared to these...
     
  15. Air Langhi

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    Before the big three era they were averaging less than 17k fans. That is why I didn't include them. They have been so good so they draw attendance, but what happens when they are mediocre? Do the fans still come check out the team.
     
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    Miami

    btw I'm from the year 2055
     
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    are the most loyal fan bases considering how much they have stuck by their team.
     
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    I am surprised so few people mention the Kings. Their fans are one of the most loyal.
     
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    Warriors
    Knicks
    Celtics
    Blazers
    Jazz
     
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    Blazers
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    Spurs
    Nuggets
     

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