• Clippers coach Doc Rivers makes the call to cover the Lakers championship banners at Staples Center

    Summary of 3 articles · Updated Oct 21, 2013
    And to drive a team-first point home, he’s asked the Staples Center to cover the Lakers banners when the Clippers take hold of the arena. From the Los Angeles Times: Instead of looking up at the Lakers' championship banners and retired jerseys during Clippers home games, players and fans will now look up at oversized banners of Jamal Crawford, Blake Griffin, J.J. Redick over the Lakers' 16 championship banners and 10 retired uniforms. The Los Angeles Clippers and Lakers both moved into the Staples Center during the 1999-00 season, the only NBA teams to share an arena. First-year Lakers guard Nick Young, who played with the Clippers two years ago, took exception to the move when asked about it Sunday. "He can do that?" Young said. "He can do that?" Young said after Lakers practice Sunday, the team's first since returning from China. "I think he shouldn't come in and have so much pull like that. He's got to earn his keep."
    Source: yahoo.com
    • Rivers on Clippers' cover-up: No disrespect

      Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers said the team meant no disrespect to its in-arena rivals by deciding to cover up the Lakers' championship banners and retired jerseys with seven giant banners of Clippers players during Clippers games.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Lakers offended by Clips covering banners

      The Lakers were mostly diplomatic when asked about the Clippers' new initiative to cover up the Lakers' championship banners and retired uniforms during Clippers home games, but it didn't sit so well with Nick Young.
      Source: ESPN.com

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