VIDEO: Blake Griffin and the Clippers pounded the Lakers Thursday night at Staples Center
HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS — Shakespeare himself couldn’t come up with the right words to describe the scene at the Staples Center Thursday night. It was a disaster movie — for the Los Angeles Lakers — playing out before our eyes on TNT. A proud franchise falling in epic fashion at the hands of the former doormat franchise that has existed in the Lakers’ shadow all these years.
When it was over the scoreboard said it all: Clippers 142, Lakers 94
The Lakers’ largest regular loss ever is, of course, the largest win over for the Los Angeles Clippers (their largest road win, too, even though technically they were playing on a floor in their home building) and the most points the Clippers have ever scored against the Lakers.
Lakers fans are quick to remind their Clippers counterparts that Los Angeles is and will always be a “Lakers town.” But on this night, Lakers fans probably wanted to be anywhere but the Southland.
Naturally, folks on Twitter and Instagram had a field day with this one, which started out innocently enough for the home team …
— Things got out of control quickly, though, and the basketball world responded …