Originally written on Fox Sports West  |  By L.A. TIMES  |  Last updated 10/19/13
Clippers Coach Doc Rivers had the Lakers' championship banners covered and had his players' banners draped over them instead at Staples Center. Rivers said it will be done whenever it's the Clippers' home game in the arena they share with the Lakers. The Lakers have 12 championship banners Minneapolis has its five titles on one banner and 10 retired jerseys, including Chick Hearn's microphone retired jersey. "Well, I didn't look at it as the banner thing," Rivers maintained. "I just look at it as putting our guys up." Rivers had the banners of Jamal Crawford, Blake Griffin, J.J. Redick, DeAndre Jordan, Jared Dudley, Chris Paul and Matt Barnes all put up on the wall. The Kings' championship banner was still up on the opposite side of the arena. Rivers was asked why he didn't put up his banners on the same side as the Kings' banner. "Listen, I think this is our arena when we play," Rivers said. "So I just thought it would be good that we show our guys. No disrespect to them. ...
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