There was no getting past it. Ryan Kelly could be the best Lakers teammate Kendall Marshall ever had, and it still wouldn't compensate for two things.
Kelly went to Duke. Marshall went to North Carolina.
Those rivals go together about as well as ketchup and coffee.
"Oh, I've never liked him," Marshall conceded when asked about his reaction to sharing a locker room with a Blue Devil upon joining the Lakers in December. "I didn't care for him at all."
The feeling was, predictably, mutual.
"At first," Kelly said of playing alongside his former college enemy, "I was a little upset about it."
It's a dynamic that...