So I've been a Laker fan since about 1989. That was when I was 5 years old and I cried when the Lakers lost to stupid Isaiah Thomas in the Finals. So I still hate Isaiah Thomas. I also hate the Utah Jazz when the Shaq-Kobe Lakers couldn't get over the hump when Stockton-Malone kept beating them. And of course I hate the Boston Celtics. It's in my DNA. However, I don't hate the Sacramento Kings. Yes, there was a bitter rivalry and it was a good rivalry I believe. It was fun to see the players go at it, and it was fun to see a 7 game series, and it was fun to see them play on Christmas. But just like I hate Thomas, the Jazz and the Celtics, I don't have the same hatred for the Kings. To be quite honest, the only person I despise on your squad is Garcia. (I just think he's a douche). But everyone else is pretty cool. Kevin Martin is a scoring stud, Spencer Hawes reeks of basketball I.Q., and Beno Udrih is on my fantasy team, so he's cool.
But my legitimate question is do Kings fans still hate the Lakers? I know that Portland absolutely can't stand us, but they're from Oregon. They have nothing else to do. I also know that most people hate Kobe outside of the southern California. So I'd understand if it's a hatred because of you love to hate us. But is there still any hatred from the early 2000's rivalry? Please tell me. Good day.