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Opposite roles for Clippers, Lakers

In their divergent seasons, the reversal of fortunes for L.A. teams remains stark

Updated: March 6, 2014, 3:28 AM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPN.com

LOS ANGELES -- The show begins promptly at 5:45 p.m. before every home game, and Doc Rivers never disappoints. Ask him about the Los Angeles Clippers' game in a couple of hours, the last round of golf he played, David Stern's retirement, Blake Griffin's evolution, a free agent the Clippers might be recruiting, or Clayton Kershaw's $215 million deal and Rivers is money. He's quick with a joke and pitch perfect with soundbytes, he remembers inside jokes from three games ago, he can be interesting ...

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