Kawhi Leonard grew up near Los Angeles during a successful run by the Lakers, but he wasn't a fan of the team.
"I wasn't at all," Leonard said Saturday. "My family was, but I wasn't.
"I liked Allen Iverson, I was an A.I. fan, so I didn't like the Lakers."
The Lakers played Iverson's 76ers in the 2001 Finals.
Leonard will be a free agent this offseason and has been linked with the Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers.
A survey of several league executives had the Lakers trailing in the competition to sign Leonard, even behind the Clippers.