Stephen A. Smith says Lakers-Clippers West Finals will be the ‘creme de la creme of this season’
The biggest story in the NBA following the free agency frenzy last month was the brewing rivalry between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers. Both teams have made major moves in the offseason to put their teams in a position to contend for a championship next season, and ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith is hoping that both LA teams would meet in the Western Conference Finals.
In a recent episode of First Take, Stephen A. said that a WCF matchup between the Lakers and the Clippers will be the best thing that will happen in the NBA this upcoming season.
“The number one thing I wanna see. I want to see the Lakers versus the Clippers for the Western Conference Finals. That’s what I want to see. I want to see Kawhi Leonard and Paul George up against LeBron and Anthony Davis. I wanna see Doc Rivers, I wanna see Jeannie Buss and Pelinka, I wanna see Kobe sitting in the stands, I wanna see Magic in the stands, I wanna see Steve Ballmer going crazy courtside. I wanna see the two teams in L.A. going at each other’s neck tryna take each other out for the right to represent the West in the NBA Finals. To me, that will be the creme de la creme of this season.”
A West Finals showdown between the two LA teams would indeed be massive for the NBA, as it will pit four of the top ten players in the league today. The Lakers have LeBron James and Anthony Davis, while the Clippers have reigning Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard and Paul George.
Who wouldn’t want to see those teams slug it out in a seven-game series?