With the arrival of super-rookie Blake Griffin on the scene in Los Angeles, the Clippers have become a more-than-respectable team.
Although they are still below .500, due to their 1-13 start, they have recently been making leaps and bounds on the basketball court.
With wins against quality teams like the Oklahoma City Thunder, New Orleans Hornets, San Antonio Spurs, Chicago Bulls, Denver Nuggets, Miami Heat and Los Angeles Lakers, it is fair to say that this team has the potential to be a playoff contender in the very near future.
The consistency of Eric Gordon, resurgence of Baron Davis, and development of DeAndre Jordan have all played a part in the Clippers' success. But the bulk of the credit can be given to none other than Blake Griffin.
Down the Staples Center hallway, Kobe Bryant has his team sitting at second place in the Western Conference.
And although at times the Lakers can seem lethargic and disconnected with NBA reality, it is fair to say that they are in good position to defend their title and close in on the elusive championship "three-peat."
With the appearance of a newly relevant Clippers team and a bona fide superstar in the making, the question begs to be asked,
Who is the King of L.A.?
A superstar veteran who can count himself among the 10 most skilled and accomplished players ever to pick up a basketball. A five-time and currently defending NBA champion who has been an elite force in the league for over a decade and is still going strong.
A skilled, powerful young rookie who has taken the league by storm. His highlight plays and eye-popping box scores have vaulted himself and the Los Angeles Clippers into the national spotlight.
The Blake Show or the Lake Show?
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