Los Angeles is known as a Lakers town, given the franchise's success through the years. Even though the Clippers have performed better the past two seasons, the Lakers still get most of the attention.
The Clippers made a statement by handing the Lakers a 142-94 loss last week. The 48-point loss was the worst in franchise history for the Lakers, and the game also set a Clippers record for largest margin of victory.
Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant, who has played in only six games due to injuries, had to watch the blowout. The result didn't stop Bryant from zinging his rivals:
Kobe on what was going through his head w/t blowout to the Clippers. "Now I know what it feels like to be a Clippers fan all these years."— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) March 12, 2014