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Clippers Taunt Lakers With Chris Paul Billboard

May 3, 2013; Memphis, TN, USA; Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul (3) brings the ball up court in game six of the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs against the Memphis Grizzlies at FedEx Forum. Memphis Grizzlies defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 118-105. Mandatory Credit: Spruce Derden-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Lakers hung a banner outside the Staples Center with a picture of Dwight Howard and simply the word “stay.” The billboard was a public plea to their free agent superstar to stay put in Los Angeles.

The first day of free agency saw Dwight Howard sit down with the Houston Rockets, ahead of meetings with the Golden State Warriors and the Dallas Mavericks.

But the Los Angeles Clippers got immediate good news when Chris Paul announced on Twitter that he was going to stay put. And the Clippers couldn’t help but taunt their cross-town rivals while they’re stressed out about Dwight Howard.

The banner is very similar, black background, one word, picture of the superstar. Except in Paul’s billboard the word is “stayed.” If you look at the two pictures they look like they’re almost in the exact same spot, which means the Clippers banner replaced the Lakers public plea.

If the Lakers sign Dwight Howard they’ll probably respond with their own version of the ‘stayed’ banner. Or if Steve Nash is right and they build Dwight a statue, the Lakers will get the last laugh I suppose.

 

Topics: Chris Paul, Dwight Howard, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers

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  • Tyler Watkins

    Somebody want to check that Headline one more time…. C’mon.

  • Seanio

    Tuant? lol…

  • mrrubenv

    So creative clippers always trying to copy the lakers but u will always be only a shadow of the real LA team and 16 time champs

  • cagomez

    Not sure how this can be real. Your post is mid afternoon, but the Dwight banner wasn’t removed until after the Sparks game Tuesday night (according to ESPN at: http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/nba/story/_/id/9448615/los-angeles-lakers-remove-dwight-howard-banner-staples-center).

    That article claims the banner wasn’t completely gone until Wednesday morning. Your post was either backdated, ESPN is wrong, someone is lying, or it might be you were taken by a clever and funny photoshop job.

    Your article doesn’t specifically use the words: “The Clippers have a physical banner hanging outside Staples Center”, but it seems pretty clear cut that’s what you mean by:

    “And the Clippers couldn’t help but taunt their cross-town rivals while they’re stressed out about Dwight Howard.

    The banner is very similar, black background, one word, picture of the superstar. Except in Paul’s billboard the word is “stayed.” If you look at the two pictures they look like they’re almost in the exact same spot, which means the Clippers banner replaced the Lakers public plea.”

    Did you visit the site to witness it yourself?… a journalist would always confirm a story. I’m not even positive you are wrong. There is just a discrepancy here between you and ESPN and someone must be wrong, unless your site has put the wrong date on the article. Some of the comments are from July 2, so I think the date is probably right.

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