For nearly the entirety of the 28 years of the Los Angeles Clippers' existence, the franchise has been associated with mediocrity, while the crosstown Lakers have been heralded as the NBA's model franchise.
But in 2012, a deal was in place to send one of the league's elite point guards, Chris Paul, from the New Orleans Hornets to the Los Angeles Lakers, a deal that was subsequently rejected (albeit controversially) by commissioner David Stern.
In an ironic twist, Paul was dealt to the Los Angeles Clippers just six days later and joined Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan to form the high-octane "Lob City" trio.
Now, after both the Lakers and Clippers have been eliminated from this year's playoffs, there is a new rivalry in the City of Angels to determine which team will reign supreme for years to come.
Here's a look at the five things the Clips must do to be crowned king of the Hollywood Hill.