Bryant Says Clippers Are Legitimate Title Contenders
When the Los Angeles Lakers play the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday, all 16 championship banners hanging from the Staples Center rafters will belong to the team in the purple and gold.
However, in Kobe Bryant’s opinion, this year’s Clippers team wearing red, white and blue has a real chance at making that count 16-1.
“Oh, for sure. For sure,” Bryant said after practice Thursday when asked if the 25-8 Clippers have legitimate shot at the title. “They’re definitely one of the top contenders.”
“I think they’re expected to blow us out,” Bryant said frankly, never clarifying exactly who he was referring to by saying “they” other than expressing that the sentiment is out there. “They expect the Clippers to come in and run all over us.”