NBA fans are some of the most passionate fans in the country—at least, the ones who actually care more about the game and their hometown franchise than the flash of the bright lights and the Hollywood numbers.
Bad fanbases, however, can have a demeaning and disenchanting effect on the teams they represent. These fans refuse to fill the seats even when their team shows a little bit of growth.
It’s all or nothing, and unfortunately for some franchises, until they’re completely back in the running, it’s nothing. A bad fanbase is the most unpredictable avenue of the game.
While there are a bunch of fans ready and willing to launch drinks at their team’s opponent just to get him off of his game, there are more than a handful less than willing to even pay for the seat.
There are the fans who won’t be their squad’s sixth man for 48 minutes, including down the stretch when things look a bit too foggy to call. These are those fans.