With LeBron James deciding to leave Cleveland for Los Angeles on Sunday night, all of a sudden, there are a lot more Lakers fans across the country. One them appears to be ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit.
Monday, following the LeBron news, Herbstreit, who covers college football for the Worldwide Leader, took to Twitter to declare that he's now a fan of the Lakers. Fans are letting him have it.
Herbstreit, who is from Ohio and played for Ohio State, went on to later explain that he's not actually an NBA fan. He just likes rooting for superstar players - like Michael Jordan and LeBron James.
Yes, there's a word for that. It's called being a frontrunner. The Internet has reminded Herbstreit of that fact in the aftermath.
Fans from Ohio also aren't thrilled with Herbstreit saying that he's only been a fan since LeBron arrived.
LeBron's decision, while not a shock to those following the NBA, has sent shockwaves through the league. James will be joining a Lakers roster that has potential but not much star power. If they are able to trade for Kawhi Leonard and/or sign DeMarcus Cousins, that could change.
It'll be interesting to see how bandwagon fans - including Herbstreit - react to a Lakers team that won't be able to compete with the Warriors (or the Rockets) in the West. LeBron's guaranteed to play for the franchise for three seasons.