What’s up fellas. As the title says, what made you a fan of your team?
When I tell people I’m a Wizards fan, by far the most common response is “why”?, which is totally understandable because It’s been pretty damn grim lol. So for beginners I’m from Alexandria, which is right outside of DC. So geographically it makes sense for me. I got into basketball pretty young, but Bullets/Wizards games weren’t televised really at all, except when the ghost of Michael Jordan played for us. So to start off with as a kid, I was more of a fan of specific players than teams. I’m an old head, so the guys I loved growing up were Alonzo Mourning, Barkley, Glen Rice, Tim Hardaway, Reggie Miller, etc. Early 90’’s guys.
My best friends dad worked for some government agency in DC, and had season tickets for the Bullets, now Wizards. He took my friend and I to a Friday night game against Hakeem and the Rockets(who ended up winning the chip that year) for my very first live pro basketball game. It was 1995 (fuuuuck) and the Bullets were awful. They had Juwan Howard, Chris Webber, Gugliotta and Rex Chapman. They got blown out. If I was smart I would’ve became a Houston fan right then, but no. I enjoyed the home crowd getting behind the team even though they were outclassed. After that game, he took us to a couple games every month. My fandom has just grown from there. It’s been mostly bad, but i can’t quit them. It’s like an abusive relationship. Either way, that’s my long winded tale of how it came to be for me.
So let’s hear your stories! We’re all stuck inside, let’s do some reminiscing!
no hating on why people like a team, who cares?