Or communicate. Maybe debate...Or discuss. Whatever you want to call it.
I've just visited some other NBA fora and it seems that certain 'team orientated' board have way moe silly discussion, one-sided arguments, strange dialogues.
To me, it seems that Toronto and Laker fans, in general, aen't that easy to have a good discussion with. Since this season the same feeling arose about a lot of Mavs fans.
I'm not bashing fanbases here, I'm generalizing to make clear what I mean.
I think it might be due to the age of most fans. The Lakers and Mavs seem popular among a lot of younger fans. Somewhat like the Pacers about 10 years ago. Younger people have more difficulties seeing the difference between facts and opinions.
this is the only board i ever post on, and i really don't know that i could generalize by team fans. certain individuals are awfully tough to try to get through to, and there are definitely lakers and mavs fans among them. the suns have some stubborn fans too. but us old-timers can be pretty set in our thinking and fairly inflexible when it comes to some subjects too. we just have a little more perspective because we can actually compare what we see now to our memories instead of just to stats and highlights. of course memories are fallable
Raptors fans and they take pride in this kind of topic also. Not ALL Raps fans, there are some you can discuss, debate, argue and even smack a lil that are cool. They've consistently been the most unreasonable fans to debate with since I've joined this board. And hate to lump them all in together, as i said there are some that arent of this mold. Qwi and Kwajo. But most are. I bet Ranger is over at realgm incorporating scriptures in a Raps debate.
I suppose it’s counter productive to argue bitterly about how reasonable my fan base is, but I do think the Raps are getting an unfair label here. I can understand a new Jersey fan seeing it that way: since we have an eternal and wholly justified contempt for Vince Carter, but in general I would say it’s the same demographic spread as any other fan group…part a.sshole/ part respectful human being.
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I completely agree with the thread starter, Mavs and Laker fans are the silliest to argue with. Dudes always bring up ancient history like "We Beat you guys last year" & "Kobe has 3 championships, how many does your favorite player have?"... Like if any of that is relevant now, I cant wait till the Mavs and Lakers get smacked in the playoffs so that we wouldnt have to hear from them anymore!!
Laker fans hands down, not saying all but most. They always bring up the past, like it makes a difference on what this season will bring, along with over rated their players. I've heard some say Kwame is the best post defender in the entire league, or Odom is a top SF in the league.