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Lakers Vs. Clippers: Who Will Win The Fight Over LA?




LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on during the first half of a game against the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center on March 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.
LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on during the first half of a game against the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center on March 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.
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Tuesday marks the official start of the NBA season and who should be squaring off on opening night? The Clippers and the Lakers of course. 

It begs the question: which team will take the L.A. crown this season? The Clippers signed Kawhi Leonard and star forward Paul George during the offseason, while the Lakers added big man Anthony Davis in addition to Demarcus Cousins, though Cousins is out indefinitely with an ACL tear. And we can’t forget about Lakers leader LeBron James. As Dan Woike puts it in his L.A. Times piece, “basketball will be hotter in Los Angeles than anywhere else.” The Clippers, Lakers matchup is game one of four throughout the season. Could the Clippers outshine the Lakers and position themselves as L.A.’s top team?

Guests:

A Martínez, host of Take Two on KPCC; he tweets @amartinezla

Bill Oram, Lakers beat writer for The Athletic; he tweets @billoram