The Milwaukee Bucks came thisclose to taking their first trip to the NBA Finals in more than 45 years last season. They held a 2-0 series lead against the eventual NBA champions, the Toronto Raptors, in the Eastern Conference Finals before losing four straight games to miss out on their chance to make an NBA Finals run.
If you’ve been paying any attention, you’ve noticed that Los Angeles’ professional basketball teams have made some major upgrades this offseason.
In fact, as things stand now, both the Clippers and the Lakers have a legitimate shot at winning the NBA Finals this coming season, especially now that the Golden State dynasty seems to have reached its conclusion.
The question is which team is better… the Clippers or the Lakers? We’re going to get into that question below, comparing the teams on a head-to-head basis. Let’s go!
The 2019-2020 NBA regular season is right around the corner and basketball fans are riveting to see how the many offseason shakeups will change the dynamic of the league. After all, with the disintegration of the Warriors and the movement of big-time players like Kawhi Leonard, Russel Westbrook, and Paul George, the landscape of the league figures to be entirely different from what it was over the last few seasons.
This has a lot of people bringing up the question: who will win the 2020 NBA Western Conference Finals? While every team has a chance, there are 4 teams which rise above the rest. We’re going to discuss them below.
Back in July, the Los Angeles Clippers sent shockwaves through the NBA when they made two of the biggest transactions of the league’s busy offseason. They signed free agent Kawhi Leonard and completed a trade for his fellow superstar Paul George to completely transform the look of their team in an instant.
They say April showers bring May flowers.
Well, it certainly rained in April with the Los Angeles Lakers missing the playoffs for the sixth straight year. Magic Johnson abruptly stepped down as President of Basketball Operations. Three days later, the Lakers and Coach Luke Walton mutually agreed to a split. The team hired their third choice, Frank Vogl, to replace Walton after Monty Williams landed with the Suns and Ty Lue removed himself from consideration.
But in May, the Laker’s fortune’s changed. The Lakers jumped from their projected #11 slot in the draft lottery to snag the number four pick. GM Rob Pelinka flipped that valuable asset along several future draft picks and a bevy of players to the New Orleans Pelicans for star big man Anthony Davis. That’s a great Lakers preseason.
We can almost hear the basketball fun train approaching the station.
The 2019/2020 season cannot come soon enough and it’s the time when big aspirations need to come to fruition. Fans already have their hands full speculating what’s in store for revamped LA Clippers team.
The Lakers are one of the two or three most historic franchises in basketball.
Now that Lebron’s in LA, we’re waiting patiently for some form of resurgence from basketball’s most popular team. It didn’t happen this year, but the future may have brighter days. For now, it’s best to keep your eyes on the rearview mirror and enjoy the past successes of the Lakers.
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Have you heard the LA Lakers rumors circulating through the basketball world these days? With the Lakers having the second most wins in NBA history, coming in behind the East Coast Boston Celtics, many fans see them as the Clippers greatest threat.
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Whether the team is vying for championships or struggling to not be a lottery team, the Lakers always find a way to make headlines.
The headlines are plentiful at the moment, as the team is in more of a mess than it is has been for a long time. Day after day, the sports sites and blogs are filled with Lakers rumors and news regarding the team.
More than 21 million people attended regular NBA season games during the 2019-2010 season. But many people still haven’t ever been to a game in real life!
If this is you and you’re going to your first game soon, it may seem a little overwhelming. But don’t worry! We’ve put this guide together to help you know what to expect at your first NBA game.