As if the Clippers version of Occupy Los Angeles was not enough, they now have the endorsement of Compton rapper Tyga in the song “Lob City Clipps.”
A song dedicated to Clippers Fever further exemplifies how the mighty Lakers have fallen.
This comes after the Clippers stole the NBA and Lakers thunder before the season began when they traded for Chris Paul – the player the Lakers successfully acquired, then not. Add the excitement behind the era of Lob City rivaling that of Showtime, the Clippers selling out season tickets the same day they traded for Paul along with Clippers players plastered over Downtown sky rises, and you officially have a city divided.
Tyga’s tribute song is a remix of his current hit “Rack City,” Billboard’s No. 40 song on the Hot 100. Aside from the team staples of Blake Griffin, Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan, the song features name drops to Eric Bledsoe, Brian Cook and Vinny Del Negro – not exactly basketball royalty. Over the years, the likes of Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, The Game, Lil Wayne and Xzibit have dedicated special songs voicing their affection for the purple and gold. Now, the Clippers are getting all the love.
Considering the Lakers are hovering around .500 behind the Pacific Division leading Clippers, Kobe’s wrist is a hard foul away from being mangled and they sport a roster filled out with Troy Murphy, Josh McRoberts and Jason Kapono, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that all the attention is headed towards the Clippers way – L.A.’s latest and hippest trend.