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

Clippers Taunt Lakers With Chris Paul Billboard

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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.


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