Every city's residents think they're the most rabid fans, so they're the last people you should ask if you want to get a non-biased answer. LA can't even keep a pro football team, and you're going to argue they have the best fans?!
Where I live there are no major league sports in the whole state, but I travel often and go to games and the LA fans are pretty blasé compared to a lot of other places. I haven't attended a Kings game (I don't really like hockey so I've been dragged the few times I've been to a NHL game) but I've seen the Lakers and the Dodgers playing at home. Those fans are nothing compared to the fans from NYC, Boston, Philly, Chicago and even Cleveland. I'm a Cubs fan, but other than that I'm not a fan of any team from these cities or LA, so I think my opinion is a bit less biased than yours.
I guessed you missed the part where I said the other teams players say that are fans are as good as anyone's... And I didn't say we where the most rabid, except maybe for some kings fans, they are a bit nutty, but we have a ton of great fans in general. Look at our attendance record for the Dodgers.
. Much less our other teams.
And have you been to a playoff game? For regular season games we are not as loud as others half the time, and that's a lot to do with the fact we don't care nearly as much about the regular season as a market we expect our teams to make it into the playoffs, that's just expected in Los Angeles.. It's why we get people with your opinion that just don't understand the Los Angeles market. There's just so much else people also do in Los Angeles,they pay the most attention in the playoffs. Which as I have also said, is why not having the Dodgers on TV during the regular season is meaningless for a lot of people. There's plenty other to watch till latter. The fewest number do teams we have going at once is two, and usually its four and at some parts of the year, six major pro teams, eight if you count soccer. Do you think we could support that without being great fans? Not a chance. And then add in UCLA and USC....
We don't have a nfl team because our public has said we won't pay millions in tax dollars to subsidize the rich teams. Period. It has nothing to do with how much we like or dislike our teams.
And the nfl is the perfect example of how much we do love our sports, if one screwed us we find another to love, we don't bend to leagues.
I'm not saying we are better than everyone else, or that we yell louder at every single game, but we are every bit as supportive overall as any other team, and come playoff time, you can always tell who's doing well with one quick glance of a freeway. Everyone has up the teams flags on their cars...
That's not about being biased, that's just what this market does. It doesn't get overly excited for a regular season game, unless its Dodgers Yankees, or Lakers celtics, etc. people love to base our car for sports on the nfl and when we play the Milwaukee bucks, etc. that just doesn't work here like it does in other cities.