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Question Of The Day: Is Penny Marshall The NBA’s Superfan Or A Bandwagon Faker?

By / 01.05.12

At first, when I saw the above picture of Penny Marshall at Tuesday’s Los Angeles Lakers game at The Superficial, I was like, “Slow down girl, you’re decreasing the space in my Jordaches.” But then I started to think about it and I’ve put the spotlight on plenty of celebrity sports fans in the past, and while she’s certainly no Kate Upton – she’s not even BJ Upton – Marshall deserves plenty of credit for her efforts as a Los Angeles NBA superfan. Also, “Laverne & Shirley” was a pretty great show back in the day.
This brings us to the question of the day, though, and I thought maybe we’d use this Thoughtful Thursday to open up an intellectual debate about one of the most heated aspects of sports fanfare. Marshall is famously a fixture at both Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers games. Nobody has ever really questioned her for this, because nobody really ever gives a squirt about the Clippers aside from celebrity super-bandwagon-fan Bill Simmons.
I ask the With Leatherites and sports fans everywhere – is it cool for Penny Marshall to be a celebrity fan of both L.A. teams? What happens if the Clippers win a NBA title? Is she allowed to cheer for a championship by either? Is Ice Cube gonna have to lay waste with his AK? Is asking a question about the Clippers winning a title the most absurd thing I’ve ever written here? These are the questions that plague our lives.

(What has become of you, Tank Girl?)


TAGSBASKETBALLCELEBRITY FANSLos Angeles ClippersLOS ANGELES LAKERSNBAPENNY MARSHALLQUESTION OF THE DAY

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