Has not a thing to do with too young. Example A Bob Myers similar ballpark with age out of a talent agency same background as Rob ... becomes acknowledged great PBO and a guy allegedly everyone likes and trusts. Ryan grew from childhood in the organization and was the person who picked Kobe up for his legendary 20(?) minute workout for Jerry West. Saw Jerry and Mitch at work all those years. Scouting trips with Jerry in his formative years.
I posted this yesterday in Jeanie's thread and 24 hours later see no reason to change anything so just pasting it.
When I was six. Local tv channel showed Laker, C Bags and maybe 76ers games. Became a fan of Magic Johnson, respected Larry Bird but was always a Laker fan.
Fast forward to the Jordan era, still a Lakers fan even though Jordan was dominating. Respected Charles Barkley, John Stockton and Michael Jordan but still a Lakers fan.
Hardcore fandom starts during the Kobe Shaq era to present day. Respected Allen Iverson, Steve Nash (until he became a Laker hoser siphoning off our cap space and picks), Dwyane Wade and too many to mention but am a Laker fan.
Lived through the Darius Morris, Sacre, Meeks, Eubanks, Mike Brown (worst coach ever) era and watched all the games I could including pre-season China games online.
F Balmer, George and Leonard.
If you joined as a Laker fan yesterday, no harm no foul. It is not a competition, just wondering how people got to be a Laker fan.