Clippers Cover Up Lakers' Banners
October 31, 2013
By Mitch Chortkoff
Staples Center in Los Angeles is the only NBA arena shared by two teams.
Coach Doc Rivers has decided to have the Lakers' championship banners and a tribute to their retired great players covered up for clipper home games.
"He covered the banners?" said new Laker forward Nick Young. "That's disrespectful.
Naturally, the Clippers don't agree.
"When it's our home game why should the Lakers' banners be up?," asked Clipper star Blake Griffin. "On those nights it's our building. I think what Doc is doing is cool."
Says Rivers: "I have amazing respect for the Lakers but when we're the home team it's our building."
So, the argument is likely to continue.
Since the Lakers call Staples Center home do their banners merit a permanent place on the building's walls? Or do they only rent the building, just like the Clippers do, so they have no claim on Clipper nights?