Wednesday, 05 March 2014 08:53
LAKERS - The Lakers still own Southern California. The Clippers have developed a presence, and a loyal following, but they still have 30 years of neglect to overcome. The Lakers are also showing that they are just a top draft pick, a good free agent signing, and a healthy Kobe Bryant away from being title contenders. It is not likely that this could happen next year, but stranger things have happened.
They upset a powerful Trail Blazer team player score of 107-106. This was an encouraging win, and it shows that the team has not quit on the year. Their fans are looking for anything that will give them hope for next year and for the future. They will have to be patient, since rebuilding a team is a very unpredictable enterprise.
CLIPPERS - This is the team that would like to win the hearts and the minds of the locals. They are fun to watch, and every one of their games usually has several spectacular dunks. Coach Rivers is desperately trying to make them into a fundamentally sound, aggressive basketball team, since he knows that they have not achieved championship caliber yet. Even though they had a great season, they may not make it past the first round of the NBA Playoffs.
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