Originally written on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 12/19/11
Despite the hoopla surrounding the Clippers since the acquisition of Chris Paul and the signing of Chauncey Billups, LA's "other" NBA team hasn't quite taken the city from the Lakers and their years of tradition and championships. As long as Kobe Bryant is leading the way and Pau Gasol plays like the All Star that he is, it could be a whileBlake Griffin or not. However, Monday night's exhibition game between the STAPLES Center rivals could be the start of turning Lakerland into "Lob City." Both squads held public scrimmages at USC's Galen Center over the weekend, and while the Lakers drew more fans, the Clips' faithful was more raucous. They seem to recognize that the new "Big Three" in town wears red, white and blue, booing any mention of the Lakers during introductions by announcer Ralph Lawler or reminders by PA announcer David Courtney. It's a new basketball era in Los Angeles, with Donald Sterling's former misfits becoming a legitimate playoff team right before our eyes. N...
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