Originally written on Pass The Pill  |  Last updated 11/18/14

Magic Johnson is about as pro-Lakers as they come, and even he says that the Clippers/Doc Rivers have the right to cover the Los Angeles Lakers’ banners that hang from the rafter of Staples Center when the Clippers are the home team. Laker Nation: Doc Rivers has a right to cover up the @Lakers 16 NBA Championship Banners. — Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) October 25, 2013 You all may recall that the Clippers have recently decided to cover those championship banners, that belong to the Lakers, while they are the home team in the arena both teams share. The outcry from Lakers’ Nation has been nothing short of crazy over the past week or two. I’m glad to see one of the biggest Lakers’ supporters come out and say this. Magic Tweeted about how doing things like covering the banners will help to promote a stronger culture for the Clippers in Los Angeles. The city is no longer a one pony town. Doc Rivers is just trying to create a winning culture with the Clipper organization. — Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) October 25, 2013 Magic assured the Lakers’ faithful that the banners would still be in their rightful place, you just wouldn’t be able to see them when the Clippers are the home team. That seems fair enough. Laker Nation: We all still know that those 16 banners are up there and it shouldn’t bother us. — Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) October 25, 2013 Despite the outrage of many Lakers’ fans, the banners will be blocked when the Clippers host games at Staples Center. This sort of thing should not bother the Lakers or their fans. It’s a confidence thing for the Clippers, rather than a slight against the Lakers. What teams, or players would want to play in their home building, while championship banners for a rival team swing from above? This is a good move by the Clippers and head coach, Doc Rivers. The post Magic Johnson says Clippers have right to cover Lakers’ banners appeared first on Pass The Pill - Kings of Hoops.

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