(LOS ANGELES) — The Los Angeles Lakers have won 16 NBA championships and have retired 10 jerseys during their time in the NBA, and the Clippers are tired of having to keep looking at the banners. So during home games, the Clippers have decided to cover the banners, which is rubbing some members of the Lakers the wrong way.
“How can he do that?” New Lakers’ gaurd Nick Young said on Sunday. “For real? That’s disrespectful. We got to talk to Doc. He can’t have that. We got to do something about that.”
In an initiative led by new head coach Doc Rivers, the Clippers will now have seven large banners covering up the one’s put up by the Lakers featuring Blake Griffin, Chris Paul, DeAndre Jordan, Jamal Crawford, Matt Barnes, Jared Dudley, and J.J. Reddick.
The Lakers and Clippers have shared the Staples Center since the arena opened for the 1999-2000 season. They are the only two teams in the NBA to share an arena.
Since the arena opened, the Lakers have won five NBA championships, while the Clippers have made the playoffs just three times during that time.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire