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L.A. Lakers are now Public Enemy No. 1

Originally Published: June 7, 2010
By Vincent Thomas | Special to Page 2

Before ESPN's Doris Burke had even finished interviewing Rajon Rondo after yet another virtuoso performance, I received a text message from a Philly friend who was gloating about the Celtics' win. I hit him back: "You're from Philly, man. How can you possibly pull for Boston?" His response: "Man, them days are gone. And I just really loathe the Lakers to unhealthy levels."

He's not alone. And this, my people, represents a significant shift in NBA fandom and, uh, hatedom.

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