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Why Lob City Clippers Hold Bragging Rights in LA
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Kobe Bryant is still the most important player in Los Angeles. No one should or is going to dispute that. Bryant can carry either franchise on his back without a shred of lost confidence in his knees or his ability to hit the last-second shot.

The Black Mamba has the basketball instincts to curve the importance of any franchise, and no one in the league, not even Miami’s own Dwyane Wade, will roll his eyes at the argument. But, the Lakers are not the main men in Los Angeles.

They are not carrying the city’s torch in professional basketball anymore. The Lakers do not have the manpower or the confidence in their bench or their starting point guard to make the deepest strides in the playoffs.

For that reason amongst a slew of others, they are sitting below what was once their little-brother organization. Los Angeles has never been so competitive, and fans love it.

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