LOL, Hey, I have a perfectly good reason to root for the Lakers.
Up until 1993, I had no interest in the NBA. There's no team in Cincy, so I didn't have a local interest. And then the Lakers drafted my all time favorite college basketball player, Nick Van Exel. I adopted the Lakers and have always had a bit of a rooting interest ever since. Except last year. Because I hate Dwight Howard.