As a non-US Kings fan, I just wanted to ask you how you feel about the US basketball team. It has not been discussed here too much (so I hopeit is not a sensitive issue), but I would be interested in the cultural/individual forms of club/national attitudes.
What I mean is that here in Europe, most of the people are really interested in how national squads do in international competitions, particularly in popular sports, although they do not care about sport otherwise. However, it is quite usual that the hard-core fans would ignore or even boycott and stand against their national squads if it includes players they dislike or it is based around their rivals. In short, for the most loyal fans, the club is much more than the national team.
Therefore I was wondering what is the situation at the Kings' hard core, whether those two attitutes can co-exist, whether you actually care for national team or whether to root for Kobe Bryant no matter what jersey he wears you find to be simply immoral... Thanks for answers