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ESPN fires Lakers – Clippers from its prog to broadcast Warriors

On Friday night, a new episode of the Battle of Los Angeles will take place at Staples Center. But between the absences and the current results of the two teams, this episode does not look very attractive. Suddenly, as there is the Warriors – Suns shock at the same time, the chain ESPN decided to switch its programming.

At the start of the season, the programming of matches on the national air is obviously based on the posters supposed to be the most attractive and the most able to bring back as many viewers as possible. But obviously, during the season, things change. Sometimes drastically. Before the resumption, the Lakers were considered one of the big favorites in the Western Conference behind their Big Three LeBron James – Anthony Davis – Russell Westbrook. Today, they look like anything but a reigning contender, especially with a LeBron in COVID protocol right now. Of course, the Lakers will always remain the Lakers but the current version is clearly no dream. Quite the contrary. They do not make you dream so much thatESPN has decided to fire them from Friday’s programming, so they won’t be on the national air for their clash against neighbor the Clippers. The news was announced this Thursday evening by Mark Medina of NBA.com. As the insider points out, seeing a legendary franchise like the Lakers get kicked out of prog like that doesn’t happen every day. And it is perhaps the greatest symbol of the poor spectacle proposed by the men of Frank Vogel since the resumption, they who now post a mediocre record of 12 wins for 11 losses.

The current state of the Purple and Gold franchise is obviously not the only reason for this change. Because at the same time, the Clippers are also in a small form. Expectations are not the same today knowing that Kawhi Leonard is absent, but the other Los Angeles team remains on seven defeats in ten games and displays a record just in balance (11-11). We can therefore understand thatESPN don’t get excited about Friday night’s Battle for Los Angeles. But this change is also and above all explained by the fact that there is a huge shock at exactly the same time, the Warriors – Suns revenge at 4am. Golden State and Phoenix are simply the two best teams in the NBA after a quarterback of the regular season and the bill is clearly more exciting than that of the City of Angels. Ultimate proof, the Suns – Warriors of Tuesday on TNT was a hit at the hearing and there’s no reason it should be any different for the second leg at Chase Center, even though Devin Booker is set to miss the game due to his ischio injury.

Warriors – Suns instead of Lakers – Clippers, frankly there’s no picture today. But seeing the Lakers get thrown like that, and the battle for Los Angeles being relegated to the background when the NBA has done everything to put it forward since the summer of 2019, it still shows the unpredictable side of the Great League. . Little consolation for the Lakers, their game against Wolves on December 17 will be broadcast on ESPN instead of Bucks – Pelicans.

Text source: NBA.com

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