These are the most faithful fans in the NBA: study

The Los Angeles Lakers are one of the most successful franchises in sports history and LA bleeds purple and gold, but a new report indicates Laker Nation is not the most supportive among fan bases in the NBA.

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The study is based on fan attendance during home games using data from 2012-2022.

According to a report published by, the teams with the most supportive fan bases are the following:

  1. Miami Heat
  2. Chicago Bulls
  3. Orlando Magic
  4. Oklahoma City Thunder
  5. Portland Trail Blazers

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Despite winning an NBA championship in 2021 and having Giannis Antetokounmpo, two-time league MVP and one of the most popular players in the world on its roster, data shows the Milwaukee Bucks have some of the least supportive fans in the NBA.

The study says the teams with the worst fan attendance are:

  1. Minnesota Timberwolves
  2. Detroit Pistons
  3. Atlanta Hawks
  4. Milwaukee Bucks
  5. New Orleans Pelicans

While LA’s two teams failed to crack the list with the most supportive fans, supporters of the Lakers and Clippers have the most superstitious fan bases. The study revealed 1 out of 4 NBA fans are superstitious and 18% believe NBA teams have longtime historic curses. It’s also notable that 24% of fans think it’s bad luck when NBA players date celebrities.

The study says the top 10 most superstitious fan bases are:

  1. Toronto Raptors
  2. New Orleans Pelicans
  3. LA Clippers
  4. Atlanta Hawks
  5. Minnesota Timberwolves
  6. Orlando Magic
  7. Brooklyn Nets
  8. Los Angeles Lakers
  9. Philadelphia 76ers
  10. New York Knicks

Speaking of luck, 70% of NBA fans believe curses can be broken by winning a championship.

The 2022-23 NBA season begins Oct. 18.