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John Wall is looking forward to reigniting Lakers-Clippers ‘rivalry’

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Ever since the Los Angeles Clippers started putting together solid teams about a decade ago, many have been trying to manufacture a rivalry between them and the Los Angeles Lakers.

For various reasons, a true rivalry between the two squads hasn’t materialized, as they have never met in the NBA playoffs.

During the regular season, the Clippers have held the upper hand over the Lakers, winning most of their contests versus the Purple and Gold since the 2012-13 season.

Seemingly everyone in Southern California has been expecting and looking forward to a postseason match between Kawhi Leonard’s crew and LeBron James’ flock, but to no avail.

It sounds like new Clippers guard John Wall wants to make it happen (at 10:19).

 

“Battle? Whatever they call it. I think the Clippers like haven’t lost, what, the last eight times if I’m not mistaken? Yeah. Both haven’t been healthy, both teams haven’t been competing, but you know, we know what they have over there. And we know we have on our side. So, I think it’s gonna be a great battle and I think it’s a great opportunity for me. I think a lot of people will get to see me play on TV. I mean, being with Kawhi and those guys, they have a lot of TV games. I think that’s when people get to see your show.”Wall used to be a perennial All-Star until he tore his Achilles a few years ago, and some feel he is washed up. He missed all of this past season, and he shot just 40.4 percent from the field and 31.7 percent from 3-point range the year before.

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