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Round One With Lakers-Clippers Goes To Clippers 112-102

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October 23, 2019

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As LeBron James and Anthony Davis re-entered the Lakers locker room following their postgame shower, the two stars lightly ribbed each other about their shooting in the team’s 112-102 loss to the Clippers. James brought up Davis’ five missed free-throws, while Davis countered by pointing out James’ 12 missed field goals, a lack of finishing that James loudly conceded was “trash.”

The two laughed, and the whole thing was a lighthearted moment that emphasized two things: One being that the Lakers are very much treating their loss to the Clippers as just another game — just one of 82, as the team was so fond of reminding the media afterwards — with the other takeaway being that the team felt they beat themselves in their first game of the year. It wasn’t just their shooting they thought was the problem, either. (READ MORE) by

Heading into last night’s opening game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers, there was a ton of debate surrounding who would win and which team will be better this season. ESPN’s First Take is one of the shows that has been at the forefront of this debate and aside from Stephen A. Smith, one of its loudest voices is none other than Max Kellerman. Kellerman has been known to upset athletes in the past and according to multiple reports, it seems like Clippers star Patrick Beverley is one of those people. (READ MORE) by Alexander Cole | Hot New Hip Hop

Three months after a heated recruiting battle that pitted Los Angeles’ two NBA teams against one another for the services of Kawhi Leonard, the Clippers and Lakers took the fight to the floor, where talent acquisitions are transformed into stardom. Years of planning, posturing, billboards and flight tracking finally translated into actual basketball between two teams who play in the same building and who each has a claim as title favorites. (READ MORE) by ESPN

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