(via NBC Sports)

The race to the 2020 NBA title starts next months and the two odds-on favorites also happen to share their existence in L.A.

Whether it’s the Lakers or Clippers, it seems the path to the title this season goes through one them. But when it comes time for their inevitable face-off, who will get the upper hand? According to Draymond Green (via Ali Thanawalla of NBC Sports), the Lakers have the edge.

“I think going into the season and all season long, the [Los Angeles] Clippers were the favorite,” Green said. “When you look at their team, I think they have someone that checks every box, from a defender, Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, Patrick Beverly.

“When you’re talking great size with Kawhi, Paul George, Marcus Morris, they check all the boxes. They can match up with any team well. And they have shooting. They have Montrezl [Harrell] down low. They have everything that you need to win a championship.”

Even at 35-years-old, LeBron James is having one of the best seasons of his career. He’s averaged 25 points, 10.6 assists, and 7.9 rebounds per game on 49.8% shooting.

With Anthony Davis and a deep bench of talented role-players, the Lakers certainly pose a huge threat to the rest of the NBA. As for whether or not it will be enough to beat the Clippers? That much remains to be seen.

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