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StraightCashHomey21
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re: Is basketball the only team sport that fans pick their team based off one guy?


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. Vick


yup i remember when the skins played the falcons and everyone was like im just a vick fan

then those same people showed up in eagles jerseys, best part is eagles fans tried to fight them as well

Nothing wrong with having a favorite team and also pulling for players to win, but to go out and claim their team as well is just some front running bandwagon shit






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oleyeller
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re: Is basketball the only team sport that fans pick their team based off one guy?


i have been a tennessee "vols" fan my whole life. so naturally i became a peyton fan..i was 14 when he became a colt and that became my favorite team.. now that he is gone i am still a colts fan because i have so much invested in them . i still pull for peyton but im not a broncos fan..still rollin with indy





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NawlinsTigah270
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re: Is basketball the only team sport that fans pick their team based off one guy?


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pulled for him and followed him since he was anointed the chosen one and heir to Jordan at SVSM his junior year

FIFY


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So basically he could leave for Toronto tomorrow and they would then be huge fans of that team

That is correct.

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is it because there are only 5 players playing at a time or what?

I believe so. A basketball player can take over a game alone much easier than a baseball or football player.






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ColoradoAg03
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re: Is basketball the only team sport that fans pick their team based off one guy?


When I was in junior and high school, I was a Pittsburgh Penguins fan because Mario Lemieux was my favorite player. I was a rare kid in Houston that played, followed, and loved ice hockey, amongst the other more typical sports. Once Mario was done for good, I never really cared about the Pens again.

I've always refused to support a Dallas team. The only hockey team I would consider myself a fan of these days is the Avs since I've lived here for some time now and go to 2-3 games a season.






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TigerinATL
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re: Is basketball the only team sport that fans pick their team based off one guy?


Dan Marino made me a Dolphins fan for his entire career. As long as it didn't conflict with being a Saints fan I'm sure I'd have followed Marino if he played for another team. I assume the Saints bandwagon is similarly full of Drew Brees fans.





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Escobar600
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re: Is basketball the only team sport that fans pick their team based off one guy?


I did it with Shaq. With him gone I don't really care about the NBA that much.





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craigbiggio
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re: Is basketball the only team sport that fans pick their team based off one guy?


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Yep. Vick and Tebow are both more cult-like than Manning and Favre.


I think Cam could approach that level one day too.






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TbirdSpur2010
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re: Is basketball the only team sport that fans pick their team based off one guy?


Always been a Spurs fan. I loved The Admiral, but if he'd been traded or lost to free agency (as he nearly was toward the latter stages of his career), I'd have still been a Spurs fan.

San Antonio boy first and foremost.



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CptBengal
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re: Is basketball the only team sport that fans pick their team based off one guy?


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I was a Heat fan before LeBron ever joined the Heat.



just a fan?

but you constantly say "we did it", and "we worked hard".

I was sure you were at least an assistant coach.






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StraightCashHomey21
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re: Is basketball the only team sport that fans pick their team based off one guy?


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just a fan?

but you constantly say "we did it", and "we worked hard".

I was sure you were at least an assistant coach.


hes a pels fan too

how the frick can you have two favorite teams






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CptBengal
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re: Is basketball the only team sport that fans pick their team based off one guy?


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then those same people showed up in eagles jerseys, best part is eagles fans tried to fight them as well


Philly dont take kindly to the bandwagon. Love my hometown!






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RonBurgundy
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re: Is basketball the only team sport that fans pick their team based off one guy?


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Is basketball the only team sport that fans pick their team based off one guy?


Yeah, basically. as stated, football has a few like that.

That's why I consider myself just a fan of the game, not players. I will however cheer for the Pels if I am watching them. There is nothing worse than seeing locals cheer for the visiting team in the arena.


ETA: oddly enough I only cheer for LSU players in the NFL.



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Dire Wolf
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re: Is basketball the only team sport that fans pick their team based off one guy?


I have a friend that's a diamond backs fan because of randy Johnson.

I am the opposite in a way, I hate the cowboys so I cheer for romo.



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TexasTiger1185
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re: Is basketball the only team sport that fans pick their team based off one guy?


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You think a large percent of Green Bay fans became Vikings fans?


My roommate did. Die hard Packers fan his whole life, followed Favre to Jets and Vikings. Has since returned to Packers fandome.

Tim Tebow has gotten plenty of people to buy jerseys and watch games, and that dude doesn't even play.

Ronoldo and Ronaldinho are jerseys I see/saw everywhere. I don't believe all those people were fans of the teams, but rather of the players.






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Dr. Shultz
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re: Is basketball the only team sport that fans pick their team based off one guy?


Why does it make people so mad that others like Lebron James? He is a once in a lifetime athlete.. Obviously people are going to pick them as their favorite and follow his career.

Is it wrong to be loyal to a certain player and not a certain team? You think because you watched a team since you were 5 because your daddy forced you and now it's your favorite team makes you some super fan?

People need to get off their high horse and just enjoy the games.






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JohnnyKilroy
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re: Is basketball the only team sport that fans pick their team based off one guy?


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Yep. Anyone who says they are a Heat "fan" is a lying sack of shite. It's no big deal, they should just admit that they are a Lebron fan first and foremost.



Aside from C on Z, just about everyone on the MSB who was rooting for the heat in the finals fully acknowledges that they are LeBron fans.






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TexasTiger1185
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re: Is basketball the only team sport that fans pick their team based off one guy?


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real hoops fans not the lebum peterpuffers


how is it that everyone can love MJ

And on the same thought think that people who love LeBron are all bandwagon losers?

You liked MJ when he played, I'm sure. Are you a Bulls fan?






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mcneil912
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re: Is basketball the only team sport that fans pick their team based off one guy?


LeBron is the most polarizing guy in sports. If you are a LeBron fan you almost have to be a Heat fan with all the hate that is thrown his way.





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tigerfan88
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re: Is basketball the only team sport that fans pick their team based off one guy?


What if where you live doesn't have a team? How far away from a big city or team location do you have to be for it to be ok to pick another team?

Why is it bandwagon to root for Lebron since he came into the league, despite sticking with your fandom even when it seemed he couldn't get it done and when 90% of the country hated him, but it's perfectly ok to be a fan of Jordan even if you aren't a fan of the current bulls?

And being a Lebron fan means you have to root for the team he's on wholeheartedly bc people are stupid and can't tell the difference between team and individual success. The fact that he's blamed for any series losses while with Cleveland proves that



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StraightCashHomey21
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re: Is basketball the only team sport that fans pick their team based off one guy?


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What if where you live doesn't have a team? How far away from a big city or team location do you have to be for it to be ok to pick another team?


pick a team like most people do and stick with them, i dunno

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Why is it bandwagon to root for Lebron since he came into the league, despite sticking with your fandom even when it seemed he couldn't get it done and


b/c Lebron fans have had it so hard sticking with him these last 10 years before he even won a ring. Multiple playoff and finals appearances. Then claiming his team saying we have suffered being what ever fans is a joke.

Try being fan of a team that hasn't sniffed the playoffs in 5 + years or never gets out the first round thats suffering



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