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Playoff Atmosphere in Battle for L.A. 

Post#141 » by Ranma » Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:46 am

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Re: Battle for L.A. 2018-19 

Post#142 » by Guardian » Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:57 pm

Quake Griffin wrote:I don't like or buy the whole, "we're not rivals" thing.

Put us and them in a playoff series and there's gonna be fireworks.
We don't like each other and we don't have to pretend like that's not a thing just because they have chips and we don't.


I agree with that, of course it’s a rivalry. Anyone who says otherwise is in denial.
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Re: Battle for L.A. 2018-19 

Post#143 » by Akklaim1 » Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:21 pm

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Quake Griffin wrote:I don't like or buy the whole, "we're not rivals" thing.

Put us and them in a playoff series and there's gonna be fireworks.
We don't like each other and we don't have to pretend like that's not a thing just because they have chips and we don't.


I agree with that, of course we’re rivals. Anyone who says otherwise is in denial. They’re just fearful of the fact that will win the season series again this year and try to downplay it like it’s nothing.


Laker fans celebrated the Opening Night game in 2013 (Doc's first game as the Clipper coach) like they just won a crucial playoff game.
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Championship or Bust 

Post#144 » by Ranma » Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:43 pm

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Post#145 » by Ranma » Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:57 am

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Re: Championship or Bust 

Post#146 » by Clemenza » Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:58 am

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ESPN and FOX trying to sprinkle magic pixy dust on the Lakers as usual. Any significant injury to Bron or AD and they could fall out of the playoff race all together. They need to make the playoffs first before any "It'll be an embarrassment if they don't win it all" talk. They can't be serious with these level of hot takes. Plus you don't think Denver, Utah, Portland, etc will have any say so in this? They acting like other teams didn't "Duo Up" and add pieces as well this off season.
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Re: Battle for L.A. 2018-19 

Post#147 » by MartinToVaught » Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:03 pm

I'm totally fine with the media putting all the hype and pressure on the Lakers. Seriously, keep the drama and dysfunction going in Lakerland. The Clippers will just focus on winning.
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Re: Battle for L.A. 2018-19 

Post#148 » by Quake Griffin » Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:48 pm

True.

Nothing worse than fake media pressure...

Where they know you’re not good enough to win but they’re gonna just repeat the big names over and over and say they should get it done.

Lived through that for years.
The Lakers can enjoy that.

We have the better org, roster, and coach.
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Re: Battle for L.A. 2018-19 

Post#149 » by TheNewEra » Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:49 pm

How did LAL even jump that high up ?
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Re: Battle for L.A. 2018-19 

Post#150 » by Quake Griffin » Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:52 pm

Random thought.

Please don’t do load management on nights we play the Lakers.

If he’s healthy, he plays all 4 against them this year.
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Re: Battle for L.A. 2018-19 

Post#151 » by playaloc916 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:08 pm

MartinToVaught wrote:I'm totally fine with the media putting all the hype and pressure on the Lakers. Seriously, keep the drama and dysfunction going in Lakerland. The Clippers will just focus on winning.

Bingo... I remember Lou said in a post game interview on the court, that he's fine with the Clips not getting much recognition, and that they'll take it, and quietly keep getting these wins...

Let all the pressure be on the Lakers to win it it all. If they under perform, will be interesting to see if there will be a lot of finger pointing and people getting thrown under the bus.
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Post#152 » by KL78192020 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:58 pm

its gona be fun watching the Clippers parade run through LA.
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Clippers Favored Among the Jump; Shaq Called Out for Ring-Chasing 

Post#153 » by Ranma » Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:58 pm

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Jalen Puts Clippers Over Lakers for Now 

Post#155 » by Ranma » Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:10 am

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Re: Battle for L.A. 2018-19 

Post#156 » by Clemenza » Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:42 am

From all the stuff that we've been hearing as of late.. I keep getting the feeling that Kawhi might have signed with us even if we didn't land Paul George
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Re: Battle for L.A. 2018-19 

Post#157 » by BillTheGOAT » Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:05 pm

If this Clippers team wins back to back titles or 3peats will the Clips fanbase grow exponentially in SoCal?

Not from the area or even CA so those of you who live there what are the odds of the Clippers gaining some ground on the Lakers fanbase? i.e. having a more favorable ratio, I’ve read on so many forums that it’s rare to see someone walk in LA with Clippers caps or Jerseys. How true is that?

I hope you guys win a title or two as I hate the Lakers. I know some Clippers fans also hates Boston and also root for the Lakers as their ”2nd” team but as long as the Lakers lose i’m Happy no matter what.
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Re: Battle for L.A. 2018-19 

Post#158 » by TheNewEra » Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:55 pm

BillTheGOAT wrote:If this Clippers team wins back to back titles or 3peats will the Clips fanbase grow exponentially in SoCal?

Not from the area or even CA so those of you who live there what are the odds of the Clippers gaining some ground on the Lakers fanbase? i.e. having a more favorable ratio, I’ve read on so many forums that it’s rare to see someone walk in LA with Clippers caps or Jerseys. How true is that?

I hope you guys win a title or two as I hate the Lakers. I know some Clippers fans also hates Boston and also root for the Lakers as their ”2nd” team but as long as the Lakers lose i’m Happy no matter what.


Doubt it but socal will support the ride for whoever is winning
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Re: Battle for L.A. 2018-19 

Post#159 » by esqtvd » Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:59 pm

BillTheGOAT wrote:If this Clippers team wins back to back titles or 3peats will the Clips fanbase grow exponentially in SoCal?

Not from the area or even CA so those of you who live there what are the odds of the Clippers gaining some ground on the Lakers fanbase? i.e. having a more favorable ratio, I’ve read on so many forums that it’s rare to see someone walk in LA with Clippers caps or Jerseys. How true is that?

I hope you guys win a title or two as I hate the Lakers. I know some Clippers fans also hates Boston and also root for the Lakers as their ”2nd” team but as long as the Lakers lose i’m Happy no matter what.




The Clippers have a chance to get the younger fans.

I hate the Lakers and I hate their fans even more. With only small lapses, they had nothing but title contenders for the last 50 years. It took nothing to be a fan. I watch Laker games just to cheer against.

But I have to give their fan base all the props in the world. They averaged 55 losses a year for the past 6 years yet continued to sell out. Now they actually have paid some dues.

I still hate 'em, though. :lol:



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Re: Battle for L.A. 2018-19 

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