Lakers Players React To Clippers Covering The Lakers Banners Reviewed by Momizat on . With the recent news that the Clippers will cover up the Lakers banners during their home games, Mark Medina of the LA Daily News asked some of the Lakers their With the recent news that the Clippers will cover up the Lakers banners during their home games, Mark Medina of the LA Daily News asked some of the Lakers their Rating:
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Clippers Cover BannersWith the recent news that the Clippers will cover up the Lakers banners during their home games, Mark Medina of the LA Daily News asked some of the Lakers their thoughts on the Clippers antics.

“We got to talk to Doc,” Young said Sunday at the Lakers’ practice facility in El Segundo. “He can’t have that. We have to do something about that. [...]

“That’s a lot of pull y’all are giving Doc,” Young said. “He shouldn’t come and have that much pull. He should come and earn his keep.”

The Lakers have earned the right to feature their banners and retired jerseys at Staples Center. The team’s history of bringing in great players and fielding competitive teams has allowed them to display their storied history in the building that they play in.

For the Clippers, they’re finally fielding some teams that many think can compete for a championship this season. However, the fact that they haven’t been able to shouldn’t give them the right to cover the history of the other team (or teams) that share the building. Of the four tenants in the Staples Center (the Sparks of the WNBA and Kings of the NHL) have all fielded championship teams and have banners in the arena.

Steve Nash looked at it from the Clippers point of view.

“If you were on the Clippers organization, you’d probably want to do that too,” Lakers guard Steve Nash said. “It’s their arena on those nights. I would try to make it feel like home.”

It’ll be interesting to see how fans of both teams respond to Lakers/Clippers games in which Clippers are the home team. For all four games, fans from both teams will show up, so the reaction to the different feel of Staples will be one to keep an eye on.


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  • Chyeah

    Won’t make a difference to the 16 championships we have. I think some people are overreacting

  • LegendInMyMind

    I’ve always thought that the Clippers need to find somewhere else to play anyway.

    • Pisha

      What’s gonna happen when the Clippers play the Lakers ?Are they gonna cover the banners ?

      • LakerKid

        Depends on who’s playing home and away (from the records btw)

  • John

    It will always be the Lakers’ building. The Clippers are just paying rent.

  • hookedonnews

    I think they should find another place to play. I think covering up the banners is a questionable move on the part of the Clippers–kind of like they don’t want to have to compete with the Lakers. Covering them up is not going to wipe out that history.

  • LakersHeatBeef

    Clippers are the chumps the Lakers are the champs.Now facts are never going to be covered up by a salty ass hater like Doc Rivers.The Lakers are the best of the best and the Flippers are just a joke and should GTFO of Staples Center and LA if they can’t handle the Lakers success.The Lakers earned their keep,they deserve the banners up in the rafters.Here are some cold hard facts below,put that in you’re pipe and smoke it Clippers.Clippers and Doc Rivers and their fans are disrespectful.Clippers can’t cover the FACTS below!

    Team NBA history:1961 -present NBA Los Angeles Lakers1949 -1960 NBA Minneapolis Lakers

    * previous to 1950 the NBA was known as BAA
    All-Time NBA Record (NBA and BAA):
    Regular Season: 3170-1953 (.619)
    Playoffs: 440-297 (.597)
    (includes 2012-13 season)

    NBA Championships:

    Team NBA history:1985 -present NBA Los Angeles Clippers1979 -1984 NBA San Diego Clippers 1971 -1978 NBA Buffalo Braves

    All-Time NBA Record (NBA and BAA):
    Regular Season: 1303-2175 (.375)
    Playoffs: 26-38 (.406)
    (includes 2012-13 season)

    NBA Championships:

    • I_bleed_purple_and_gold_247

      This just goes to show us die hard laker fans that ever since jim buss took over while Dr. BUSS was ill and then eventually passed away the League and every team in the nba has been trying to punk and just walk all over what Dr. BUSS built and his son jim doesn’t have the balls to stand up and stop this madness the floppers know good and got damn well if Dr.Buss was still alive none of this shit would be going down at the staple center so to all my die hard laker fans welcome to the jim buss era smh !!!

  • iamtheblur

    LAC should just cover up their entire franchise. LA teams who’ve played in the Staples brought trophies to LA. Clippers just brought us… well… tarps.

  • RicoCountryboy Beard

    Not like its up wen my lakers is playin.. Nobody at da clipper games is goin to want to look at a big ass poster anyway lol.

    • L.A. Ray

      Let the Clipper move back to the Sports Arena where they belong. lol

  • billard

    I’m surprised it took them this long to cover those up while they play… It’s definitely a good call for the Clips & LA fans shouldn’t care because everyone knows what actually belongs up there, changing it Barnes and Griffin just draws more attention to the fact that 16 banners were raised by one team.

  • Gt1

    Staples center is home to champions as witnessed by the many banners. And a non-champion clippers, ISO being motivated to hang one by being reminded by lakers’ success, it is ridiculous to want to cover lakers’ banners up as if they own the center. Ridiculous.

  • Jimmy Bones

    I think its a good look…I’m a life long Laker fan but if you share the building then they gotta do something when they have a home game to establish an identity. Shouldn’t be a big deal at all. The FORUM is renovated updated and available…I’d love to see Kobe and the Lakers coming out of the TUNNEL!

  • metalbass

    move the f***ing clippers out of LA. no need to mantain two teams. After they move they can hang wathever they want to the rafters

  • ra

    It’s actually kind of funny. The Clippers have to ‘cover up’ the daunting truth – that the Lakers are the best sports franchise in history. Covering up the banners? Ha! Don’t look here – behind these mediocre players are 16 championship banners.

    Big cover up! Ha! That’s a riot.

  • Vance Proctor

    They can do that all day but when they play us at home they will be reminded
    LakeShow Runs LA…..

  • 1225

    That would look awesome! During a Clippers home game, the rafters will have these huge images of Griffin, Paul, etc then right in the middle of it is a lonesome banner, “Pacific Division Champions.” Then the crowd would be cheering, “Go Clippers!” But not too loud, cause it sound my dislodge the images and reveal…..the 16 NBA Championships banners of the LAKERS!

  • CJay

    Too many banners and jersey’s to cover but even if they do..there is more lakers property outside….The statues that will remind the fans who’s house it is.

  • C*HarrisTHEboss

    Don Sterling is a chump

  • Eddie Lazaro

    Are they to remove the statues outside of Staples, too?

    • Super Girl


      • Eddie Lazaro

        you’re funny

  • Eddie Lazaro

    Doc already having Nightmares looking at the rafters? too painful for his nuts to take? The foundations are made of PURPLE and GOLD Doc, whatever you do will not change the History that was built with 16CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • quickster

    Hey Clippers there’s an arena in Orange County, it’s currently vacant at the present time. You got decent and it got to your head. Win a championship and then you can cover those Lakers championship banners. 16 of them.

  • Super Girl


  • Super Girl

    Truthfully i think Clippers just wants to make noise coz’ no one cares about them except their low life fans!!!

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