Power Ranking Every NBA Fan Base By Loyalty

The NBA has grown into one of the biggest operations in the entire world, drawing in millions of fans from around the globe. With almost every fan choosing a team to associate with, every NBA team has built a fanbase. Having loyal fans that will stick with the organization through good times and bad, is incredibly important to the well being of a team and their city.

We have seen in every sport bandwagon fans, who only love the hottest new team. However, it's the ones who root for their favorite team every single year, is the deciding factor between a fan, and a loyal fan. There is no doubt some variation between the number of loyal fans each NBA team has. Some pretty impressive advantages can come from having rowdy fans. The saying "home court advantage" really has some clout when looking at the effects great fans have on their teams. There just is something about having to walk into your opponents building that is packed with screaming fans, that makes winning away from home that much harder. Add in the fact that many home teams will heckle the opposing players in high pressure situations, and you have an added bonus.

In this article, we will be power ranking every NBA fanbase by how loyal they are to their respective team. Looking at multiple factors such as the attendance statistics, home record, and the overall support of the fans throughout the years, we will be power ranking every NBA fanbase by loyalty. So wherever your team is on this list, I bet you're one of the loyal ones! As anybody reading this article probably is.

Here is the power ranking of every NBA franchise based on loyalty. As always, if you don't agree with the way that we have this article ranked, feel free to let us know your opinions in the comments below. 

30 Denver Nuggets

Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

29 Brooklyn Nets


28 Milwaukee Bucks

Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

27 Minnesota Timberwolves

Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

26 New Orleans Pelicans

Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

25 Phoenix Suns

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

24 Memphis Grizzlies

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

23 Orlando Magic

Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

22 Atlanta Hawks

John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

21 Cleveland Cavaliers

David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

20 Sacramento Kings

Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

Even with some good talent, the Kings have struggled making it to the playoffs, making many loyal fans begin to worry. Their home games didn't feel very exciting, as it seemed it was quiet enough that you could hear the Kings turmoil on the court between players! Well let's not go too far, but Kings fans deserve a winning basketball team, and time will only tell when they will get one. Fans were even worried for a while about their team being moved to Seattle before NBA owners voted to keep the Kings in Sacramento.

19 Miami Heat

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

18 Detroit Pistons

Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

17 Washington Wizards

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

16 Charlotte Hornets

Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

15 Houston Rockets

Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports

14 Indiana Pacers

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

13 Utah Jazz

Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

12 Los Angeles Lakers

Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Even with the Lakers awful season with a 17-65 record, fans of the Lakers showed their support at every game the Lakers played. Being such a large market, the Lakers have many fans all over the world, some new, and some are still fans of the team since their dominate days in the 80s.

11 Portland Trail Blazers

Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports

10 Los Angeles Clippers

Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

9 New York Knicks

Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

8 Philadelphia 76ers

Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

7 Dallas Mavericks


Dallas has always had some of the best fans in the NBA. With their team not being a contender for the championship at this point, their fans still have a great love for their team, ranking third in all of the NBA in attendance this year. Texas loves their sports in general and the Mavs are no exception.

6 San Antonio Spurs

Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

5 Boston Celtics

David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

4 Toronto Raptors

Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

Being a Raptors fan has a different feel to it than any other team in the league. Not only are they representing the city of Toronto, but they are also representing the country of Canada. This sense of pride for one's country adds a whole new aspect to being a loyal fan. The Raptors have long been more accessible to the people of Toronto than the Maple Leafs. With Leafs tickets being so expensive, a young loyal crowd has flocked to see their Raptors at the ACC.

3 Oklahoma City Thunder

Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

2 Chicago Bulls

Caylor Arnold-USA TODAY Sports

1 Golden State Warriors

Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

The Warriors had the greatest NBA season of all-time this year, and their fans were a big help in the efforts. Going an outstanding 39-2 at home, the Warriors fans are a big problem for opposing teams. The Warriors will need the support they get from their fans, as they look defeat LeBron James and the Cavaliers to win back-to-back NBA Championships. Golden State has a rabid fanbase that has earned them the number one spot on this list.

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