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As the Los Angeles Lakers jostle for play-in position in the Western Conference, tied with the Golden State Warriors and Sacramento Kings, NBA legend Paul Pierce weighs in on the preferable matchup for the purple and gold.

With the Lakers, Warriors, and Kings vying for play-in seeding, Pierce believes that facing Sacramento presents a more favorable scenario for Los Angeles.

Despite the Kings’ recent success against the Lakers winning eight of nine games, Pierce underscores their lack of big-game experience as a potential advantage for Los Angeles.

In contrast, Pierce highlights the formidable challenge posed by the Warriors, citing the star power of Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, and Chris Paul.

“This is a nightmare scenario for the Lakers,” Pierce said. “But on one side I say, all right the Kings have owned the Lakers, eight of nine. But on the other side I’mma say, do I really want a one-game situation where I have to face four Hall of Famers, who won in the league, who on any given night can be special like Steph Curry? I don’t want those issues. There’s nothing intimidating about the Sacramento Kings.”