The Clippers have been dominating headlines and highlight reels ever since they traded for Chris Paul prior to the start of the regular season. The combination of Paul and All-Star power forward Blake Griffin has made the Clippers one of the most exciting teams in the NBA—regardless of their record.
Currently, the Clippers and Lakers are tied for first place in the Pacific Division. The Clippers have been playing average ball while the Lakers have been playing much better—the game against the Detroit Pistons was an exception.
Although Blake Griffin and the Clippers have been in the news for good reasons, do not think for one second that the Kobe and the Lakers are worried.
Here are some reasons why the Lakers are not scared that the Clippers will take over the basketball reins in Los Angeles.