Beijing time on October 15th, Los Angeles Lakers veteran Jared Dudley talked about the city’s rivals the Clippers during a guest show. He said that the Lakers wanted to beat the Clippers, but did not expect the Clippers to be eliminated early.
In the playoffs, the Clippers lost to the Denver Nuggets 3-4 and missed the Western Conference Finals. Dudley said when recalling that the Clippers were eliminated: "We were all laughing at the time, as if saying,'I can't believe it'. I don't think they can lose a tiebreaker. We all wanted to beat the Clippers, we thought They want to fight the Clippers and they want to fight us. We have had a lot of wars of words."
Dudley continued to recall: "When we go to training every day, we can see Leonard's billboard."
Speaking of the Clippers double star Leonard and George's playoff performance, Dudley said: "I feel a little crazy to watch some of their final performances. George hit the outside edge of the rebound while Leonard was on the sidelines. Can't touch the ball. These kids don't want to stay in the bubble, it can't be blamed on them."
Dudley finally said: "This world needs the Los Angeles Derby, unfortunately we didn't see it."