It doesn’t matter who you talk to, everyone has an opinion on the upcoming hallway series between the Lakers and Clippers. Whether it’s an LA celebrity, or a former LA player, everyone has a pick between the two teams.
This past Thursday on August 8, a who’s who of LA arrived to celebrate Clayton Kershaw’s 7th annual Ping Pong 4 Purpose charity event at Dodger’s Stadium. The event was created by Clayton and Ellen Kershaw as part of their Kershaw’s Challenge charity - a charity designed to encourage people to use whatever passion, purpose, or talent that they have been given to make an impact on the lives of others in need. Ping Pose 4 Purpose is a celebratory event, with the foundation to better the lives of children. It was at this event where we caught up with NBA legend Robert Horry about the Lakers and Clippers.
First and foremost, Robert Horry has the Lakers prevailing over the Clippers, but that should be a given since he’s a Laker legend. When asked about how the Clippers will do with Paul George and Kawhi Leonard, Horry had a more interesting response.
Robert Horry on the #Clippers with Kawhi/PG: "It's gonna be difficult. Doc's a great coach, but he's gonna have to manage these guys because they do the same thing. It's going to be very interesting to see how they mesh together." pic.twitter.com/SG67zDwsz9— Farbod Esnaashari ✪ (@Farbod_E) August 12, 2019
“It’s gonna be difficult. Doc’s a great coach, but he’s gonna have to manage these guys because they do the same thing. It’s going to be very interesting to see how they mesh together.”
Horry believes the pairing of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George will be difficult. It’s an interesting take, mainly because it’s so different from everyone else’s. The Clippers have essentially added 2 superstars to the best bench in the league, and a 48 win team. In an era where teams with multiple superstars figure out ways to “make it work”, it’s hard to believe the Clippers won’t figure out a way to make Kawhi and George work.
Regardless of what Horry believes, the Clippers will be one of the most exciting teams in the NBA to watch. Do you agree or disagree with his assessment?