No one would have imagined that both the Lakers and Clippers would be in game 7’s in the first round of the playoffs.
For the Lakers, the team has fallen apart. Magic Johnson is quoted as saying a lost will turn the team around. No surprise, the Lakers need change. Mike Brown was not the answer. Bryum is still learning. And Gasol is a NBA version of Terrell Owens.
The Clippers, you can blame injuries. But the real problem is coaching. Vinny was not the coach. The guy who was the favorite is coaching the Bulls. Just imagine where the Clippers would be with him.
The battle of LA was a good fight during the season. But the playoffs can go on without a LA team in the second round. That would be crazy.