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Sports Roundup: Lakers, Clippers and the World Series

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Chris Paul #3 of the Los Angeles Clippers is defended by Nick Young #0 and Jordan Farmar #1 of the Los Angeles Lakers in the second half at Staples Center on October 29, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. The Lakers defeated the Clippers 116-103. Jeff Gross/Getty Images

The basketball battle of Los Angeles goes to an LA team, what's the heaviest tweet you could get and what's the most you'd shell out to have a front row seat to history? To help us answer these questions we're joined by Andy and Brian Kamenetzky, who have covered sports for ESPN and the L.A. Times.  

Last night the NBA season tipped off in Staples Center. Now the Lakers and Clippers could not have had more different off-seasons. 

Despite being a big underdog the Lakers beat the Clips 116-103 and Andy now this has everyone wondering, are the Lakers not as bad as most think they're going to be? Are the Clippers not as good as everyone thought they're going to be?

We all have been covering basketball in this town for a long time and what I'm about to ask comes up every so often. Last night, the Lakers were without Kobe Bryant who is still recovering from his Achilles injury. In the past when he he has missed games and the Lakers win, some start to wonder if the Lakers are better off without Kobe. 

He's 35 and will make $30 million in this the last season on his contract. Are the Lakers better off sans the Black Mamba?   

The Chicago Bulls also opened the season last night losing to Lebron James and the Miami Heat. But it marked the long awaited return of former NBA MVP point guard Derrick Rose. He missed all of last season with a knee injury, and his comeback has been something Bulls fans have been looking forward to one really important one.  

One interesting story from ESPN the Magazine has revealed something about the way bad NBA teams do business. 

Tonight in Boston, the Red Sox have a chance to close out the Cardinals and win the World Series in Fenway Park in front of their fans for the first time in nearly 100 years. Tickets for tonight are selling for an average of $1,860. In fact, Monday someone bought a pair of first row seats for $24,000. What's the most you've ever shelled out for a ticket to a event?

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