Originally Posted by Clippersfan86
I agree with most of this though I'm not sure you can use "Clippers play in Lakers shadow" anymore. Outside of the Knicks/Linsanity the Clippers have had the most headlines in the NBA this year. Yes more than the Lakers. Proving that the Clippers CAN outshine the Lakers in the media/public view even in the same city.
Doesn't mean the Lakers don't still have a grip on LA or w/e.... just means publicity isn't an issue. Maybe NY is a slightly better stage with the recent Linsanity explosion that is completely dominating headlines though.
Then again playing with Linsanity.... none of the Knicks players are getting attention. Everyone is focused on Lin specifically. Nobody is talking about how Fields has been breaking out big with Lin next to him.
Linsanity won't last forever.
Even if he continues to play this well people will get used to that after a while.
Knicks players are getting a lot of attention if they play well.
Remember Landry Fields hype last year ?
Or maybe Iman Shumpert hype at the start of the season ?
If J.R.Smith can play well he'll get a lot of attention in NY.