Kobe Bryant didn’t grow up cheering for Los Angeles teams. LeBron James isn’t a rabid fan of all things Miami. Just because an athlete has been made famous for wearing a particular uniform, that doesn’t mean he or she might not have allegiances beyond that jersey.
Some of these athletes root for their hometown teams, while some are transplants or (less legitimate) bandwagon fans. One just has a deep and rightful respect for Michael Jordan, and frankly, that’s enough for me.
Here are 15 athletes who are huge fans of other teams. How deep does their loyalty run? Let’s find out.