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Looking ahead: Lakers and Clippers

Arash Markazi and Dave McMenamin discuss L.A.'s budding basketball rivalry

Updated: October 29, 2013, 3:57 AM ET
By Arash Markazi and Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- The folks in the NBA offices in New York know a budding rivalry when they see one, so it's no surprise that one of the marquee matchups when the NBA season tips off on Tuesday features the Los Angeles Lakers facing the Los Angeles Clippers. Both teams appear headed in opposite directions, shifting the balance of power in Los Angeles basketball for the first time since the Clippers moved here from San Diego 30 years ago. Are the Clippers really championship contenders? Are the Lakers ...

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