I'm a big Bynum fan and I don't think this is a shot at Laker fans, but just him praising his new team. He's obviously heard Lakers fans cheering him on over the years especially during the champion era.
If anything it would be refering to the celebrities and other people in LA who just go to Laker games because it is the cool thing to do. I'm sure he knows that Laker fans are some of the best in the league.
Lakers fans are awesome. I'm a Laker fan and I went to the Hawks vs Lakers game in Atlanta this year
. It was probably 40/60 Laker/Hawks fans. My whole section was Lakers fans minus a few people and we were loud.
We knew it was going to be a good game, because in LA about a week and a half ago the Lakers had beaten the Hawks in a thriller
with Kobe closing it out with a dunk over Josh Smith and then a game winning layup over him.
Also, between that game and the game I went to the Lakers,and Kobe in particular, had some very entertaining and incredibly played games against the hornets the raptors
Lakers had obviously had a subpar season as we were adjusting to new players and going through injuries and 3 coaches, but i early march they started their climb that lasted until the end of the season with the Kobe injury. Us Laker fans felt the momentum after several good games in a row as the team was gaining some chemistry. We were coming into the game in Atlanta excited and ready to go.
However, The first half only had a few moments because the Lakers were down pretty much the whole half. Lakers were were down 14 early in the third quarter. Nobody had a good first half. Even kobe was like 1-7 or something, so that kind of took the wind out of the crowd a little bit.
It started to change in the third though
. Kobe hits a layup then a jumper the whole team starts picking up on offense. Can't get consistent stops though. Then Kobe hits another jumper and the crowd starts getting getting louder. Then another tough jumper and another and another and then he crosses up and gets and one. Crowd is loving the show and we get a nice MVP chant in. It goes from a 14 point game to a 5 point game. Lakers get a stop.
The next play Kobe does an in and out dribble with his right hand brings it back between his legs to his left hand then crosses Johnson up again and he drives right and stops at his signature free throw angle spot and nails the midrange J. 3 point game. The crowd is absolutely going nuts.
Next play Kobe gets a steal and the hits a hanging midrange J. 1 point game. The crowd is so loud it seems like a home game.
Defense picks up in the fourth. Lakers get out to an early lead lead by the defense of Dwight and Metta. Both crowds are buzzing at this point. Hawks battle back and take a two point lead. Kobe puts the Lakers up by one with a three and we overpower the Hawks fans again.
And then when Kobe hit that impossible 3 with about 20 seconds to go the place was roaring! Of course, when he missed the game winner and Jones stepped under him hurting Kobe's ankle everyone in the building was on their feet standing in silence waiting to see if Kobe was okay.
Laker fans were pissed at the no call; Jones hit him on the follow through with his body then impeded Kobe's ability to land. Should have been two freethrows and overtime.
It's not just in Atlanta either. I watch every Laker game and there is always a contingent of Laker fans in EVERY arena cheering. Boston, NY, Miami it doesn't matter. Us Laker fas here in Georgia were so loud we got a video on youtube