Meh, I used to hate the Lakers because that is who everyone in the city I live in roots for. My grandpa was a die-hard Laker fan, he passed away last year, and since then I've somewhat picked up some of the rooting for him.
I'm more of a player follower than a team follower, I like watching LeBron, D-Wade, Kobe, KG, and Chris Paul. So, I tend to root for their teams. As for this season, I wouldn't mind another Laker/Celtics finals, but preferably Lakers/Cavaliers.