Having been a part of both organizations, Chris Kaman doesn’t see the LA Clippers ever reaching the same level of success the Los Angeles Lakers have enjoyed over the years. Also, DeAndre Jordan dismisses the notion that there’s a true rivaly between the two squads. Per the LA Times: “I don’t think it’ll ever be a rivalry. You guys [in the media] want it to be, though,’ Jordan said. ‘I would say Memphis more than the Lakers.’ That’s because the Clippers and Grizzlies have met in the first round of the playoffs the last two seasons. The Clippers won a thrilling Game 7 in Memphis during the 2012 playoffs and the Grizzlies beat the Clippers in six games last spring. ‘I hate every other NBA team in the league. If anybody [is our rival], I’d say Memphis,’ Jordan said. […] It’s a Clippers town now? Not according to Kaman, the witty, loquacious center who signed a one-year deal with the Lakers in July. The teams play each other in the season opener Tuesday, a designated Lakers home game. ‘I respect what they’re doing and what they’ve done, but still, they’re nothing like the Lakers,’ Kaman said Monday. ‘You look up here at all the championships. They’re never going to have that. It’s never going to happen. I don’t see it. There’s just something about the Lakers. The history behind everything. It just makes it that much sweeter.'”
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