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Who are our rivals? 

Post#281 » by 50CalClips » Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:13 am

Beyond the L.B. LeLakers... who do you feel a rivalry with/against?

There was Memphis in the past... we had moments with Golden State...
But right now, there's something about them Rockets for me. Things are percolating, it feels like.

Looking forward to seeing if anything comes of Clippers vs Nets in the near future.
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Re: Battle for L.A. 2019-20 

Post#282 » by esqtvd » Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:46 pm

agree abt the Rockets

I don't think a rivalry with the Eastern Conference is possible these days

even Lakers vs Celts is meh
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Re: Battle for L.A. 2019-20 

Post#283 » by esqtvd » Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:29 am

Well, the Lakers' start has them as the rabbit the dogs gotta catch. As a dyed-in-the-wool Laker Hater, I'm gonna give them their props but they remind me of Vinnie's 2012-13 Clippers.

With vets like Odom, Jamal, Barnes and Turiaf, our bench got us out to a great start--winning 17 in a row!--but by midseason, come January we came back to earth, played .500 ball the rest of the way and lost in the first round. [Which is why CP got Vinnie's ass fired.]


I don't think the Lakers will lose in the 1st round because even at age 35, LeBron is still maybe the best player in the league. Gotta give it where it's due--Bron is top 3 or 5 of all time with Wilt and Jordan, arguably a nose ahead of even Magic and Bird. As the Lakers PG now, he's Magic and Bird combined.

But Bron can't do it by himself and I'm not an AD believer either regardless of his stats, let alone the rest of their roster. Right now--just like the Vinnie Clippers--the Lakers' experience is beating these kid teams, but by midseason the constant barrage of the Phoenixes, Utes, Nugs and Mavs is gonna wear these old guys TF out.


Bron and AD are playing 35 minutes a night, ffs. No way the Lakers make it through to April like this, let alone June.
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Re: Battle for L.A. 2019-20 

Post#284 » by 50CalClips » Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:29 am

Anthony Davis is about as good as it gets for a "number 2" on a Title contending team.
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Re: Battle for L.A. 2019-20 

Post#285 » by Clemenza » Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:26 am

Ballmer is opening up the checkbook and bombing up the Metro trains and busses.. I'm lovin' it!


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Re: Battle for L.A. 2019-20 

Post#286 » by esqtvd » Tue Dec 3, 2019 11:04 pm

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Re: Battle for L.A. 2019-20 

Post#287 » by esqtvd » Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:48 am

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Re: Battle for L.A. 2019-20 

Post#288 » by Quake Griffin » Mon Dec 23, 2019 3:16 am

Love it.

Good job Ballmer.
Get to the children. Let the Lakers keep marketing to Kim Kardashian.
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Re: Battle for L.A. 2019-20 

Post#289 » by esqtvd » Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:38 am

Quake Griffin wrote:Love it.

Good job Ballmer.
Get to the children. Let the Lakers keep marketing to Kim Kardashian.



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Post#290 » by esqtvd » Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:42 am

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Re: Battle for L.A. 2019-20 

Post#291 » by esqtvd » Wed Dec 25, 2019 1:01 am

season starts Christmas Day :nod:

I think we have Kawhi's interest now
he was just cruising


“It was just the first game of the season, everybody was just trying to get in their rhythm,” Leonard said, via ClutchPoints’ Tomer Azarly. “I think they got Kuzma back playing and now we got Paul, so it’s gonna be two different teams.

“We’ve been through a journey till Christmas. It’s a different matchup. We’re still trying to get the hang of each other. I mean, we’re still in a good position, we still got a lot of growth and I think everybody knows that. But not complacent and that’s what’s gonna make us a better team.”
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Re: Battle for L.A. 2019-20 

Post#292 » by clipperlover » Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:46 pm

Love Kawhi's comments in the post game interview about the battle for L.A.. Sums things up perfectly.

Last night's win gives us 2 chances to clinch the season series vs the Lakers and get the tiebreaker in the event we end the season with the same record.
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Re: Battle for L.A. 2019-20 

Post#293 » by Quake Griffin » Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:53 pm

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Re: Battle for L.A. 2019-20 

Post#294 » by donemilio21 » Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:41 pm

That's what you gotta do. Show the world you are better than them. Remind that you have been the superior team in the past decade. You can't see games against lakers as formality. You gotta show up, play hard and dominate them every time we meet. We are doing that, that's why laker fans keep living in the era of prime kobe.
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Re: Battle for L.A. 2019-20 

Post#295 » by Quake Griffin » Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:12 am

donemilio21 wrote:That's what you gotta do. Show the world you are better than them. Remind that you have been the superior team in the past decade. You can't see games against lakers as formality. You gotta show up, play hard and dominate them every time we meet. We are doing that, that's why laker fans keep living in the era of prime kobe.

Agreed.

I specifically said these games should never be Load Management games (and from my view of the schedule, there's no need for them to be).
Some people disagreed.

Uhhh....nahhh.
Any chance to put it on them, we need to take it.
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Re: Battle for L.A. 2019-20 

Post#296 » by esqtvd » Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:26 am

Quake Griffin wrote:
donemilio21 wrote:That's what you gotta do. Show the world you are better than them. Remind that you have been the superior team in the past decade. You can't see games against lakers as formality. You gotta show up, play hard and dominate them every time we meet. We are doing that, that's why laker fans keep living in the era of prime kobe.

Agreed.

I specifically said these games should never be Load Management games (and from my view of the schedule, there's no need for them to be).
Some people disagreed.

Uhhh....nahhh.
Any chance to put it on them, we need to take it.



Yah, baby. Sometimes you gotta own a team and give them no daylight that they ever have a chance against you.

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Re: Battle for L.A. 2019-20 

Post#297 » by 50CalClips » Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:24 pm

Ya know what... that "City edition" jersey is actually pretty cool, it's grown on me...

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Re: Battle for L.A. 2019-20 

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Re: Battle for L.A. 2019-20 

Post#299 » by nickhx2 » Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:55 pm

i don't hate it as much as i used to but i really wish they did something like

"city of angels" instead
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Re: Battle for L.A. 2019-20 

Post#300 » by NippySudz » Sun Dec 29, 2019 1:13 am

50CalClips wrote:Ya know what... that "City edition" jersey is actually pretty cool, it's grown on me...

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Same I hated it at first but now I want one

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