Magic Johnson clearly isn't afraid to kick the Clippers when they're down. Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Even Magic Johnson had fun at the Clippers’ expense following a playoff series loss to the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday night.

Magic, who is one of the biggest franchise legends in Los Angeles Lakers history, tweeted a reminder after the Clippers’ exit. Magic reminded everyone that it’s the Lakers who “will always own Los Angeles.”

The tweet holds some significance for a few reasons. The Clippers loaded up in the offseason by landing Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, instantly making them championship contenders. Specifically, they won the Leonard sweepstakes over the Lakers.

Lakers fans likely were feeling somewhat threatened by the Clippers and worried about a playoff series against them. And then guess what happened? The Clippers blew a 3-1 series lead and didn’t even make it to a conference finals series against the Lakers.

The Clippers still have never made the conference finals in their franchise history. The Lakers have won 16 championships in their history.

Johnson is right: the Lakers still own LA.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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