Clippers Will Hide Lakers’ Banners at Staples Center Home Games

October 18th, 2013 by Grant Hughes Leave a reply »

The Los Angeles Clippers are redecorating the Staples Center this year, and they're starting with the drapes.

Well, technically, they're banners. But you get the idea.

According to Phillip Barnett of, the Clips will cover up the Los Angeles Lakers' championship banners during home games this year. So instead of 16 purple and gold reminders of the Lakers' historical dominance, fans attending Clippers games will get to see the giant faces of Blake Griffin and friends.

Los Angeles Times reporter Brad Turner made that news official, per Doc Rivers:

Depending on your perspective, that's either a massive improvement or a personal affront. Hey, try to guess how Lakers fans are taking the news! If you said "not well," you're correct.

Let's all just calm down, shall we? The Clippers should get to play in a home arena that actually looks like one. Plus, it's kind of a sad statement about the Lakers' position in LA when their fans defensively cling to the past like that.

I get it: It's hard for Lakers' loyalists to come to grips with a world in which the C ...

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