If the Lakers are rebuilding, they'll do it in front of a national television audience.
Kobe Bryant may be a question mark as he recovers from a torn Achilles. Dwight Howard is gone and both Steve Nash (back, hamstring and hip) and Pau Gasol (knees) are still rehabbing from their own ailments.
Still, the Lakers remain a draw for the NBA.
The Clippers will also make 29 national appearances. Only the Chicago Bulls (33), New York Knicks (33) and Oklahoma City Thunder (30) are scheduled to appear nationally than the two Los Angeles teams.
The Lakers will host the Clippers on opening night (Oct. 29) at Staples Center.
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