It is difficult to express how hard I am rooting against the Heat catching and breaking the Lakers' 33 game win streak record. That record, now 40 years old, is one of the most hallowed team records in the NBA. This has NOTHING whatsoever to do with LeBron hate. I would root against any team closing in on this record.
Most acclaimed NBA team records (IMO):
No. 1 is the most championships, held by the Celts at 17 (after they broke the Lakers' record sometime in the 60's).
No. 2 is the regular season record, held by the Bulls at 72-10 (after breaking the Lakers' record).
No. 3 is the 33 game win streak, held by the Lakers since 1972 (after they shattered the Bucks' 20 game streak set just a season or two earlier).
I don't care who it is, I want the Lakers to hold onto this one. Of the 3, it really is the most difficult one to reach, though not as difficult today as it was back in '72.
So I say, "go, whoever the hell is playing the Heat in the next 6 games", because they are now at 27.