There are many great rivalries within the NBA and many deep mythologies and backstories that fans pay close attention to.
Teams like the Boston Celtics, New York Knicks, Miami Heat, and Golden State Warriors have numerous opponents who consider them serious rivals.
But one of the hottest rivalries in the league involves two teams sharing the same city and even the same arena.
These teams meet on Tuesday.
Can the Clippers make it 10 straight points against the Lakers tonight? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/kt6jFlz16u
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LeBron James and his Los Angeles Lakers will take on Kawhi Leonard and his Los Angeles Clippers at Crypto.com Arena.
This game comes at a very interesting time for both teams.
For the Lakers, it’s right after a massive, shocking comeback win over the Portland Trail Blazers.
It also comes just hours after a big trade for Rui Hachimura (who won’t play on Tuesday) and amid James’ pursuit of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s all-time scoring record.
Players like Thomas Bryant and Dennis Schroder are hoping to continue the strong night they had in Portland.
As for the Clippers, they’re finally seeing old Leonard again and planning to continue their 9-game winning streak against the Lakers.
After months of rough patches, the Clippers are looking better and their postseason hopes are starting to heat up again.
It’s been a long time since the Lakers beat the Clippers, but Los Angeles remains a Lakers city in many ways.
This could be the year that changes, especially as the Clippers recover and deliver on their promise to fans.
All eyes will be on these two teams on Tuesday night.
Will the Lakers find greatness after Sunday’s big game, or will the Clippers get their 10th straight win over their rivals?
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