J.J. Redick

Jerry West, in many ways the ultimate Laker, is officially a Clipper now. That’s just weird.

Jerry West, in many ways the ultimate Laker, is officially a Clipper now. That’s just weird.

The giant tarp behind his stool was covered in “Clippers.”

The microphone in his hand was adorned with “Clippers.”

The Pacific Division championship banners hanging in the distance read “Clippers.”

But his familiar twang was Lakers. His competitive stare was Lakers. His smooth, steely presence was Lakers.

Yeah, Jerry West’s first day at his new job looked pretty weird.

“I hold no animosity to the Lakers at all,” West said Monday after being introduced as the Clippers’ new consultant. “And honestly I think the fans have to just put it to rest. Enough is enough, OK?”

But, honestly, this was a bit much. To longtime Lakers faithful, the sights and sounds of...

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