My opinion and a fact is that the Los Angeles Clippers are the team of Los Angeles. It is true they have not brought a title to Los Angeles but they play hard day in and day out. I’m pretty sure they have the chance to be the #3 team in the NBA. Vinny Del Negro is doing great with the team he has. His bench is great. They pass the ball better than the Lakers’ starters. The Laker team last year had all the potential of going to the finals but with “team” player Kobe Bryant is they, well u know the outcome. The Clippers have my respect to be the throne of Los Angeles professional basketball. If the Lakers want any shot of the title they should bring Phil Jackson back and get rid of Mike D’ Antoni. AND/OR bench Kobe Bryant the rest of the season.