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Fortunately, Magic Johnson could never be hated by Los Angeles Lakers fans, but sometimes it seems like he’s trying his hardest to get their goat. The legendary Laker said the Clippers, not the Lakers, are the new Showtime. Johnson declared that after the Clippers won their franchise-record 14th straight win. “I thought I would never, ever see Showtime again. And I was the architect of Showtime,” Johnson said on ESPN, according to Larry Brown Sports. “The Clippers? That’s Showtime.” Johnson may be quick on the draw to compare the 2012-13 Clips to one of the greatest teams to ever take the court. The Lakers won five championships between 1979 and 1988 — a stretch that can only be put up against the 1950′s Boston Celtics. The Clippers have built themselves quite a squad, and it’s showing since they’ve accumulated the best record in the NBA at 22-6. They’re considered the deepest team in the league with talented players like Jamal Crawford, Matt Barnes, Eric Bledsoe and Lamar Odom not ...

Former Laker Magic Johnson says the Clippers are the new era “Showtime”

In an interesting article by Larry Brown Sports, the “other” Los Angeles basketball team is showing more signs of being the new era “Showtime” from a statement made by the originator of the Showtime style of basketball from the 80′s. According to Earvin “Magic” Johnson, who was the clear face of the Showtime era of the Lakers in the 80′s, he said, I thought I would...

Magic Johnson says the Clippers are “Showtime Basketball”

All season long, Magic Johnson has been going hard in the paint at the Lakers franchise. His most recent shot came Tuesday night during ESPN’s Christmas night broadcast of Clippers vs. Nuggets. “I thought I would never, ever see Showtime again, and I was the architect of Showtime. The Clippers? That’s Showtime.” Calling the Clippers [...]

Charles Barkley Calls Lakers “Old, Slow and Unathletic”

Charles Barkley said Thursday he never thought the Lakers’ “super team” was going work and doesn’t believe the Lakers are a championship contender. “They’re old, slow and unathletic,” Barkley told Mike Hill and Mark Schlereth on “Mike & Mike” on ESPN Radio. “I have great respect for Kobe Bryant but I never thought this thing was going to work. Everybody went...

Kobe, 'Melo battle in Lakers win

LOS ANGELES -- In every great battle, there comes a time when you cant look back. At that point, at that moment, you have to show what youre made of. Never shy of issuing a challenge, Kobe Bryant did just that to good friend and rival Carmelo Anthony late in the Lakers' afternoon game with the Knicks on Christmas Day at Staples Center. After Metta World Peace fouled out of...

Blake Griffin and Chris Paul wear terrible Christmas outfits (Picture)

For those of you who are fashion-conscious, please avert your eyes from the get-ups being worn by Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul and forward Blake Griffin.For the rest of you, here they are.....(Courtesy of Cosby Sweaters)

Blake Griffin Pranks a Cameraman

Blake Griffin is such the little prankster.  Check out his latest attempt at a joke, this time unplugging a cord from a cameraman during the Clippers Christmas Day game against the Nuggets.  o word on if it worked or not, we assume the latter. [@Jose3030] Article found on: Cosby Sweaters

Report Card: Knicks @ Lakers

Victor Decolongon/Getty ImagesWhat a Merry Christmas it was at the Staples Center as the Lakers extended their winning streak to 5 games and defeat the New York Knicks. This was the second game back for Steve Nash and experts who predicted he would not make much of a difference were dead wrong. Nash has made this Lakers team gel perfectly on the offensive end as Dwight Howard is...

Kobe Bryant is back on Twitter for a limited engagement

The Lakers are finally at .500 after a Christmas win over the Knicks at Staples Center. Kobe finished with 34 points and also debuted his Kobe System 8 Christmas color way. Kobe is taking over the Nike Basketball Twitter handle for a couple of days (@Nikebasketball) so he’s officially back on Twitter, even if it’s [...]

Nuggets run past Lakers despite Bryant's 40 points

DENVER -- Kobe Bryant got his points, but the young Denver Nuggets got the win. Corey Brewer tied a career high with 27 points, Kenneth Faried had 21 points and 15 rebounds, and the Nuggets overcame another big night from Bryant to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 126-114 Wednesday night. Bryant scored 40 points, extending his streak of scoring 30 or more points to 10 games. Even...

Kenneth Faried says he was in Dwight Howard’s head

Dwight Howard was ejected during the third quarter of the Los Angeles Lakers’ 126-114 loss to the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday after he shoved Kenneth Faried to the ground. Howard earned a Flagrant 2 foul and was immediately ejected for the move. He characterized his shove as a typical “hard foul” and claimed after the game that he was not intentionally trying to injure Faried...

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Dwight Howard ejected with flagrant 2 foul on Nuggets Kenneth Faried

Dwight Howard was ejected Wednesday night during the third quarter of Lakers vs. Nuggets. Howard mushed Kenneth Faried in the face, earning a Flagrant 2 foul.   Howard left the game with 12 points and seven rebounds. The Lakers eventually loss this one, 126-114 ending their 5-game win streak. After the game, Faried had this to say about [...]

Clippers-Jazz Preview

Another game for the Los Angeles Clippers means another opportunity to continue writing history. The Clippers can extend their franchise-best winning streak to 16 games on Friday night as they head to Salt Lake City to play the Utah Jazz, where they had lost 16 in a row before winning the last two contests, including one earlier this month. Los Angeles' streak is the league...

Kobe Bryant pulls off sick reverse lay-up vs. Knicks (Video)

One of the people that we are thankfully for here on That NBA Lottery Pick is Lakers guard Kobe Bryant and during today's second Christmas day game, Kobe put together another death-defying move to score a hoop.Watch as Kobe gets past Tyson Chandler of the New York Knicks for the reverse lay-up:

Merry Xmas

Merry Christmas, nerds.  Two things: 1.  Kobe Bryant now has 8 of the top 16 games in NBA history in terms of Field Goals Attempted.  He also has just 7 of the top 100 games in NBA history in terms of field goals made. 2.  This:
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