Originally Posted by Jason in LA
Lakers fans get it as bad as anybody. People love to rag on Lakers fans as being bandwagon fans, even though they have no evidence to support that argument. I've heard people make assumptions that the Lakers aren't getting as much fan support now that they aren't contenders. What are people basing that on? Did they do a study? Or are they just making stuff up to fit their view point?
When I worked in Burbank our office had Forum season tickets. Early 90's when the Lakers were winning even the receptionist got customer calls inquiring if tickets were available. About the time the Lakers dropped to winning 35 or so a season (okay, Randy Pfund on board) we literally could not give the tickets away. It wasn't until Shaq showed up that any interest was renewed. Strangely enough, exact same dynamic with the King tickets.
But what does that really mean? People don't make time in their schedule to watch their team get hammered? If they did, are they better fans? If they can't stand watching their favored franchise bumble, stumble, fumble are they worse fans?