Here comes the Lake (not Blake) Show

Kobe & Co. enter Boston playing L.A.'s second fiddle to Griffin & Chris Paul's Clippers

Updated: February 9, 2012, 2:11 PM ET
By Peter May | ESPNBoston.com

L.A.'s "other team" is coming to town. And for the first time in almost three decades, we don't mean the Clippers. Yup, things have gotten that bad for the illustrious Lakers.

They are still recognizable with Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, Andrew Bynum, Derek Fisher and the Player Formerly Known As Ron Artest. But that's where the similarities end to the teams that won consecutive titles in 2009 and 2010 and appeared in three straight NBA Finals.

They are, ahem, 14-11, trailing the ...

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