Should the Clippers obscure the Lakers' history during home games?
According to Hall of Famer and TNT
"I love it! It's about time. You cannot tell me that any Clippers coaches before have not thought about that and gone to management and actually said something," Miller said on a Tuesday conference call.
An NBA executive familiar with the team's thinking said the Clippers have been mulling around the idea for years.
The Clippers won their first Pacific Division title last season with 56 wins before losing in the first round of the postseason to the
The Lakers struggled with injuries, winning 45 before a playoff sweep by the
Include Miller among the experts who don't expect the Lakers to advance to the postseason.
"Right now it is Clipper nation in Los Angeles. Without Kobe starting the season and not knowing when he's going to be back, there are a lot of people jumping off the Laker bandwagon and getting on the Clippers bandwagon," Miller said. "I think [the Lakers] will be competitive, I don't think they make the playoffs."
Miller also questioned if the Clippers are ready to take that next step and truly challenge for at title.
"For them to take the next step they have to compete for a championship," he said. "The Lakers pride themselves on championships. It's all about those banners. That's what separates the two. It's about the mind-set."
To that end, the Clippers brought in Rivers, hoping his championship experience will help the club make the necessary leaps.
"I think Doc Rivers is bringing that championship mind-set to a team that has underachieved for the last 20 or 30 years," Miller said. "We’ll see when the bright lights are on and you have to go out and beat the Spurs, [
The Lakers' regalia will be on full display on opening night Oct. 29 as the team hosts the Clippers.