The Los Angeles Clippers are finally looking like the best basketball team in the city, and now they’re taking extra steps to cement their identity.
According to Orange County Register reporter Dan Woike, the Clippers will be covering Lakers banners inside Staples Center this season in an effort to give the arena more of a Clippers feel during home games.
As Woike and others photographed, there will be huge banners of the Clippers’ star players covering the banners that recognized the Lakers’ historical achievements, including championships won and retired jerseys. They’re also covering the Los Angeles Kings banners.
“I look at it as putting our guys up…this is our arena when we play … No disrespect to them,” new head coach Doc Rivers said, per Woike.