As the NBA Playoffs get under way, people all over the world turn into basketball experts, giving their predictions with unflappable confidence. This “basketball expert” will hold off on his predictions...for now. However, who you predict as NBA Champion says so much about your lifestyle and who you are as a person.
Golden State Warriors
If you predict Steph Curry and company will win the Finals, you are a millennial’s millennial. The Warriors represent the new age of the NBA. They are the posterchildren of a smaller, quicker and three-point oriented game. Being from the bay area, where the “top news organizations” Facebook and Twitter are based, fans of the Warriors are probably big into social media, and considering how left-leaning the media has become, you might see some of these fans waving anti-Trump signs at a protest. The Warriors do not keep demographic data on its season ticket holders, but the area is bustling with young entrepreneurs from Boston, Philadelphia and the nation’s capital. Along with East Coast transplants, the Warriors have many transplanted fans from Asia, where business is booming for the NBA. Fans of the Warriors are open to new experiences and are more accepting of other cultures, alternative values, the latest fashion trends and new ideologies.
Cleveland Cavaliers (or LeBron James)
Unless you live within the confines of Ohio, Cavalier fans are more than likely LeBron James fans. LeBron is one of the few players in NBA history who could have dominated in any era of basketball. He has an “old-school” game: good midrange game, can play in the post (when he needs to) and is a willing and able passer. LeBron fans are traditional and possibly older (not old old because they are still attached to Michael, but young old). His fans could possibly be more family-oriented and have more communal practices, just like LeBron, who will open a school in Akron for at-risk students.
San Antonio Spurs
San Antonio is the number one local market for avid NBA fans. This proves that Spurs fans are as loyal as a well-trained German Shepherd. If they are loyal for a sports team, that could translate into their love lives, jobs and family. Spurs fans are less likely to cheat on their spouses, stay at the their jobs longer, more attached to home and less mobile than their Golden State counterparts. The Spurs have the lowest-profile MVP candidate ever, Kawhi Leonard. LaMarcus Aldridge, Tony Parker, Gregg Popovich and Manu Ginobili don’t garner much spotlight either. Spurs fans, likewise, do not want unneeded attention on themselves. No skinny jeans or diamond encrusted sneakers over here.
Who is your NBA Championship pick? It says a lot about you.