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Trainer to blame for banner cover-up

Updated: October 24, 2013, 11:40 AM ET
By Arash Markazi | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Lakers can blame one of the longest-tenured Boston Celtics employees as the reason their championship banners and retired jerseys are now covered up during Los Angeles Clippers games.

Last season, when the Clippers beat the Celtics 106-77 at Staples Center, Celtics trainer Eddie Lacerte, who is entering his 26th season with the team, pointed at the banners toward the end of the game. It was a moment that stuck with Rivers when he took the Clippers ...

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