Hot Fan: Violet Kanian, Born to Be a Lakers Fan

Violet: any chiefly low, stemless or leafy-stemmed plant of the genus Viola, having purple, blue, yellow, white, or variegated flowers (source: Dictionary.com).

Well, there you have it. If you’re named after purple and yellow flowers, you must be a Los Angeles Lakers fan. Violet was literally born a Lakers fan.

“My mom and uncle would always watch Lakers games at my house and cheer as if they were at the Forum. As a curious 3-year-old, I had nothing better to do than to sit between them and cheer my heart out every time they cheered,” she said. “I asked if we were cheering for the ones in yellow. Eventually, I learned that it’s not yellow, it’s gold.”

Thus, she became a lifelong Lakers fan. Her most thrilling moment came when she met her favorite players, Kobe Bryant and Lamar Odom, at an autograph signing. Calling Bryant a “basketball god” is almost an understatement.

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