Your NBA Team—As Seen by Other Teams' Fans

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Your NBA Team—As Seen by Other Teams' Fans
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Are other cities' fans your brothers…or do they see your team as a dog?

It's difficult to be geocentric as an NBA fan.

While we wait for Sportscenter to broadcast the synopsis of our team's latest game, we are force-fed all the highlights from the big-market teams, as well as the exceptional plays from all the other teams. And even though we may watch with waned interest until our local heroes come onscreen, we're still forming opinions the whole time.

In his seminal book, Blink, Malcolm Gladwell explains that our unconscious minds judge and evaluate in the blink of an eye, even with little or no factual information. 

Translation: In the split second that you watch an alley-oop by a player you've never heard of, on a team you think you couldn't care less about, you've come to a conclusion—whether you realize it or not.

So let's give some ink to what we blink.

What do other teams' fans think of your NBA team?

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