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ESPN Sports Poll: Lakers Still Favorite Team, But Celtics Gaining

The ESPN Sports Poll, a service of TNS Sport, asked all NBA fans to name their favorite NBA team. As the '09-10 NBA season enters its first weekend, the following are favorite NBA teams named for January through August '09, as well as for the full year '04 (ESPN Sports Poll).

FAVORITE NBA TEAMS
'09 TEAM
%
(n = 15,452)
'04 TEAM
%
(n = 24,009)
Lakers
9.4%
Lakers
12.1%
Celtics
5.1%
Bulls
3.6%
Cavaliers
3.1%
Pistons
2.3%
Bulls
3.0%
76ers
2.3%
Pistons
1.9%
Celtics
2.3%
Spurs
1.7%
Knicks
2.1%
Knicks
1.5%
Spurs
1.9%
76ers
1.5%
Kings
1.7%
Suns
1.1%
Pacers
1.5%
Mavericks
1.1%
Mavericks
1.3%
Nuggets
1.0%
Rockets
1.2%
Rockets
1.0%
T'Wolves
1.2%
Trail Blazers
1.0%
Cavaliers
1.1%
Heat
0.9%
Nets
0.9%
Jazz
0.9%
Jazz
0.8%
Magic
0.8%
Sonics
0.7%
Kings
0.6%
Trail Blazers
0.7%
Wizards
0.5%
Heat
0.7%
Hornets
0.5%
Magic
0.7%
Hawks
0.5%
Bucks
0.6%
Bucks
0.5%
Nuggets
0.6%
Nets
0.5%
Suns
0.5%
Warriors
0.4%
Wizards
0.4%
T'Wolves
0.4%
Hornets
0.3%
Pacers
0.4%
Warriors
0.3%
Bobcats
0.2%
Hawks
0.3%
Raptors
0.1%
Grizzlies
0.2%
Grizzlies
0.1%
Raptors
0.2%
Clippers
0.1%
Clippers
0.2%
Thunder
0.0%
Bobcats
0.1%
None
60.1%
None
57.2%

NOTES: 0.1% of '09 respondents also named the Sonics as their favorite team.

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