Lakers Insulted By Clippers’ Covering Championship Banners
LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Lakers were mostly diplomatic when asked about the Los Angeles Clippers’ new initiative, led by coach Doc Rivers, to cover up the Lakers’ championship banners and retired uniforms during Clippers home games, but it didn’t sit so well with L.A. native, and former Clipper, Nick Young.
“He can do that?” Young said after Lakers practice Sunday, the team’s first since returning from China. “For real? That’s disrespectful. We got to talk to Doc. He can’t have that. We got to do something about that.”
The Clippers revealed their Staples Center redecoration during a preseason game Friday, as they plastered giant posters of players Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan, Jamal Crawford, Matt Barnes, Jared Dudley and J.J. Redick over the Lakers’ 16 championship banners and 10 retired uniforms.
Source: Dave McMenamin, ESPN.com