LOS ANGELES — The buzz is building around the “Boom Booms” collective of fans who are trying to create a lasting legacy for the franchise.
They say they are a group that has no affiliation with the Lakers, but have grown from being the Lakers’ only home fans to being a dominant force in basketball fandom in Los Angeles.
“They are like a supergroup of Lakers fans that I have never seen before,” said Kevin Smith, a longtime Lakers fan and former member of the “Hands of Justice” organization.
“We’re just getting started.”
The “Bones” and “Bombs” are two of the most recognizable faces in the basketball community.
They’ve been a part of the Lakers for decades, and their signature sneaker collection is still being sold in the Staples Center.
They are the face of Lakers history, and they have become the face for Lakers basketball.
But the “booms” are growing rapidly and with the help of a new generation of fans, they are already building an impressive legacy.
“This is really something new,” said Sam White, a former NBA star and now the president of the Los Angeles chapter of the NBA Players Association.
“It’s really an opportunity for a lot of different people to be part of something that is new, new for a long time.”
White said the “Booms” started as a fan club.
The group’s Facebook page was created in early 2014, and members were drawn from around the country to come together and try to create an organization that would have fans from all over the country coming to a team.
They soon became a fan group, and fans of all ages came together to meet and compete against each other.
They formed the “Sneaker Coalition,” and within a few years, the organization had a large fan base.
“We wanted to make the group a little more global, a little bigger,” White said.
“The ‘Booms’ are so different than a regular group.
It’s just so different.
And that’s what makes this group so unique.”
The group is now a full-fledged collective.
They have an entire Facebook page and Twitter account.
They created a website, and there are other Facebook pages for their members to interact with other members and see what other members are doing on the team.
But this group is not a basketball team.
It is a fan movement, and it has grown into something much bigger.
“I think we have a really great opportunity to do something that has never been done before in this sport,” White added.
The Lakers have the most loyal fans in the NBA, but they’ve also been known to be the most outspoken fans in sports history.
And as the Lakers have expanded their fan base to include other sports, the “Big 3” of Lakers sports — Shaquille O’Neal, Kobe Bryant, and Pau Gasol — have become more outspoken than ever.
The team has been vocal in defending their ownership rights against antitrust charges.
“This is the biggest deal I’ve ever had in my career,” O’Neill said in an interview with The New York Times.
“That’s what I wanted to see.
It was a little bit of a slap in the face to my hometown and the fans there,” Bryant said in a video of his reaction to the decision to sue.
“I just feel like it’s been a little too long.”
While Bryant has been the biggest voice in the “bomber family,” the “sneakers” have had their share of strong supporters.
They started as part of a fan effort to get Bryant and O’Neil to the NBA All-Star Game, and the two have become one of the more popular groups in the team’s history.
Bryant and Gasol have been outspoken supporters of the team, and Shaquile O’Nions have been the most vocal.
“It’s a great honor to be a part and to be able to help the ‘Bones’ be successful in this arena,” White told SI.com.
“But at the same time, it’s about making sure that these guys that are in the ‘Boomers’ locker room are doing their job and doing their thing and that they don’t become too loud or too negative.”
The fan base has grown quickly, but not without some hurdles.
The “Bombers” fans had to make their way through several hurdles before they could join the “team.”
They were initially denied a chance to join the Lakers in 2018 because they were too young to have a driver’s license.
The Lakers have since given the “big boys” access to their driver’s licenses, but the “young boys” have not been given access to the team locker room.
This year, the team announced that they would be opening up access to locker rooms for all players.
And this summer, the Lakers announced that fans who had previously attended their games in L.A