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Balloons in Clippers' colors hang from Lakers statues; fans unhappy

April 20, 2013|By Melissa Rohlin
  • Balloons in the Clippers' colors rise above the statue of Magic Johnson outside Staples Center on Saturday evening.
Balloons in the Clippers' colors rise above the statue of Magic Johnson… (Melissa Rohlin / Los Angeles…)

Balloons in the Clippers' colors were hanging on Laker legend statues before the Clippers played the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday.

When the news hit Twitter that the likenesses of Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jerry West and Chick Hearn had red and blue balloons attached to their limbs, Lakers fans were not pleased.

The balloon prank wasn't the only jab that Clippers Nation took at the Lakers.

Before the Clippers game, Coach Vinny Del Negro was asked if the Lakers have a chance against the Spurs in another first-round series.

Del Negro's response: "No."

Here's an assortment of their reactions:

Another Lakers fan thought:

— Brandi ¿#Vino¿ 24 (@Lakerlove76) April 21, 2013

Even some Clippers fans weren't amused.

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