Found January 03, 2013 on
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Vinny Del Negro
Los Angeles Lakers
Los Angeles Clippers
New York Knicks
On Friday night at Staples Center, the Lakers and Clippers will face off for the second time this season, and Los Angeles' long-time second-tier franchise is in a position to take a 2-0 series lead over its more glorious, more celebrated neighbor.
That alone makes the game a must-watch.
But it's the fact that the Clippers are poised to compete over and perhaps win the future that's the most startling fact in their now very real rivalry.
Since moving to Los Angeles in 1984, the Clippers have been mostly an NBA doormat. That lowly reality has only been more acutely felt by Clippers fans because of their team's proximity to one of the league's shiniest, brightest objects: the Lakers of Kareem and Magic, of Shaq and Kobe, of Kobe and Phil.
The Lakers have won eight titles since the Clippers arrived in the city of stars and could-have-beens. The Clippers, by comparison, have only made the playoffs five times during that stretch
There are a lot of reasons for th...
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After tweaking his shoulder Friday night in the Lakers' 107-102 loss to the Clippers, Dwight Howard said he wasn't sure whether he'll be able to play against the Denver Nuggets on Sunday.
Howard said at first he "thought it was a stinger" after Caron Butler came down on the Lakers center's shoulder.
Howard called it a sprained rotator cuff and said he...
The Lakers got within three early in the third only to have the Clippers push their lead to 10 points. It was a similar situation in the second, when the Lakers got within five points on Bryant’s 3-pointer before the Clippers ran their lead back to 10 points by halftime.
“Look at the difference between our team and theirs,” Howard said. “They just play together. They share...
Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard is now suffering from a different injury now. After getting surgery for his back and coming to the Lakers not fully healthy, he still isn't, Dwight appears to have sustained a strained right shoulder in the game against the Los Angeles Clippers.For now, it is uncertain whether or not Howard will play against the Denver Nuggets tomorrow...
Brace yourself. The news you’re about to hear may come off as shocking, and could require a few minutes to register. The Orlando Magic will not pursue ex-Superstar center, Dwight Howard, when he becomes a free agent in July.
In the most head-scratching scenario of “why in the heck would they anyways”, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports that the Orlando Magic have...
Don’t be scared Dwight, we know who you are talking about when you said this about the differences between Lakers and Clippers.
“Look at the difference between our team and theirs,” Howard said. “They just play together. They share the ball. Everybody’s excited when something happens. We have to be like that to be a great team.”
It is a Catch-22 because if Kobe falls...
WHAT'S IN A NUMBER
Kobe Bryant was asked to explain the Lakers' latest loss and gave a funny answer. The sad thing for Lakers fans is the answer is true.
Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard isn't known for his free throw shooting ability, he is a career 58.4 percent from the line. But he has noticed something with many of his shots, they tend to bounce off the back of the rim.
Having noticed this, Howard has moved back about six inches behind the free-throw line Click link below to Read More!
Charles Barkley is not happy with the fan selection process for the NBA All-Star Game. Of course, this is an event that is meant to entertain fans, therefore fans have the right to select whoever the heck they want to start for the Eastern and Western conference squads. This doesn’t sit right with Charles. “I don’t think the fans should ever vote is because they just vote for...
LOS ANGELES Congratulations to the Lakers for their almost-comeback win over the Clippers Friday night, losing 107-102 in the latest edition of The Battle of Los Angeles.
Now lets talk about why it was virtually meaningless.
Already 32 games into a mind-numbing season, a "near comeback victory" means nothing. The Lakers are 15-17 and are 11th in the Western Conference...
3rd Returns, West Backcourt: Kobe (1,177,456), CP3 (651,893), Jeremy Lin (605,624), James Harden (337,585) Russell Westbrook (268,558)
3rd Returns, West Frontcourt: Kevin Durant (1,088,797), Dwight Howard (716,671), Blake Griffin (593,024), Tim Duncan (352,534), Pau(239,440)
3rd Returns, East Frontcourt: LeBron (1,151,304), Carmelo (1,054,099), K.Garnett (390,751), Chris Bosh (362...
Every week, our staff writers chime in on the trending topics, rumors and storylines surrounding the Lakers. In today’s State of the Nation, they take a look at tonight’s crosstown match-up with the Pacific leading Clippers. True or False: The Lakers will finish the season as the best team in L.A.Photo Credit: Getty ImagesRobert Benitez // @beeb0:True. The Lakers may not have...
The third returns for the 2013 All-Star game are in and it's not good news if you want your San Antonio Spurs to be a part of the starting lineup. These returns look similar in the Western Conference as the previous in that Tim Duncan is still in fourth place of the "big position" behind Kevin Durant, Dwight Howard, and Blake Griffin. Here are the most recent returns...
Photo courtesy of Harry How, Getty ImagesMost teams in the NBA are fighting to keep their positions in the conference a favorable one, looking ahead come playoff time. The Lakers, meanwhile, are fighting to maintain a .500 record and, as of today, are failing miserably…still.Two weeks ago, these two teams met in Philly and the Lakers won fairly easily, leading by as much as 18...
(22-10) vs. (12-20)
Time/TV: 7 p.m./FSFlorida
Line: Knicks by 6
Tickets: $25-$950 on Vivid Seats
Season Series: Lost 99-89 in Orlando on Nov. 13; Tonight in Orlando; January 30 in New York; March 20 in New York