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Clippers’ Tyronn Lue’s strong message to Lakers fans after advancing to Western Conference Finals

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The Los Angeles Clippers have advanced to their first ever Western Conference Finals, defeating the Utah Jazz in six games. Tyronn Lue, the current Clippers coach and former member of the Los Angeles Lakers, had a bit of a message postgame for basketball fans in LA.

Staples Center saw a sellout crowd of over 17,000 in attendance for Game 6, the first game California was allowed to have at full capacity. Fans did not disappoint, showing up, getting loud, and willing the Clippers to a win despite a 25-point third quarter deficit.

As someone who’s been a member of both organizations, Lue had a message for Lakers fans who saw their team suffer a first round exit.

“Tonight, just seeing our fans and how they stayed to the end and how they were cheering, it just felt good,” Tyronn Lue said after the game. “It was a great feeling. You know, like I said, the team has been starving for success and the team has been doing the same thing.

“To me I always look at it differently. I know the Lakers are out and there’s a lot of Laker fans here. But once the Lakers are gone, if we’re not playing the Lakers, you should be cheering for the Clippers because it’s all in one city. I can just feel the love and I’m very happy and proud of our guys.”

Lue would like to see Lakers fans come together and support Clippers fans throughout the playoffs, especially considering they’re the last team standing.

The Clippers take on the Phoenix Suns in Game 1 on Sunday afternoon. Phoenix has seen its battles with the Lakers over the years and has a number of LA fans. Will those same fans show up, possibly supporting the Clippers instead of the Lakers in the Western Conference Finals? It’s unlikely, but not entirely out of the question.