Los Angeles Clippers Announce Two Big Moves
With rumours pointing to Blake Griffin being a top target of the Boston Celtics and Chris Paul’s future with the team uncertain, the Los Angeles Clippers did all they could to kick their summer off on the right foot.
Firstly, the Los Angeles-based NBA franchise lured a former Laker away from the champion Golden State Warriors in an effort to get an early edge prior to the start of free agency. Hall of Famer Jerry West, an advisor for the Warriors whose contract with the team expired following the end of this past season will now head back to Los Angeles to serve as a consultant for the team.
Jerry West: "There are no basketball experts. There are people who have a better educated guess." Who isn't still trying to learn the game?
— Fran Fraschilla (@franfraschilla) June 14, 2017
The other bit of news revolving the team refers to the Clippers reaching an agreement to move out of the Staples Centre, an arena they have shared with the Lakers. The Clippers will look to move into a brand new state-of-the-art stadium in Inglewood according to the Los Angeles Times.
According to the news outlet, the city council will give Clippers owner Steve Ballmer three years to begin building a new stadium on a 298-acre site across from where the NFL franchise, the Los Angeles Rams will be situated. the Clippers currently share the Staples arena with the Lakers as well as the Los Angeles Kings, and have a lease, which remains in play up until 2024.