I can't help it. I've always routed for sports figures. Athletics has always been too important a part of my life not to get emotionally charged by someone competing. Back in the day, it was this guy.
He was my hero when I was a kid. He may have also been the last "clean" athlete I ever rooted for, whatever "clean" really means. And even as "clean" as Dr. J was, he still tried to choke the shit out of Larry Bird once.