Ever since the San Diego Clippers moved to Los Angeles in 1984, their fans have been considered by most to be renegades.
Rooting for the Lakers has been the norm for Angelenos for years. Some feel that this may be the case because the Clippers came to L.A. after the Lakers had already been established as the beloved NBA franchise.
I feel differently.
The reason the Lakers have more fans is the same reason why any American soccer “fan” will say their favorite EPL club is Manchester United instead of Bolton. People like winning, so naturally, they like teams that win.
By Los Angeles standards, the Clippers never win and the Lakers have almost always been a more competitive ball club. However, that may all be about to change to due managerial decisions (or lack thereof) on both ends.
Here’s some convincing evidence for why the Clippers are poised to replace the Lakers as the hottest ticket in town: