The Los Angeles Clippers Of Inglewood

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  1. lakerjones

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    I want them out of my city. Out of my state for that matter.
     
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    It would be nice, but as long as they’re out of our building, they stop covering up our banners for their games, it’s good enough for me. They’re *this* close to reverting back to mediocrity with Jordan being their lone remaining “star” player. If they actually think they can remain popular without stars and by moving to Inglewood they’re fooling themselves. Hell, this could fall through before it gets really started if that’s the case. 2024?! That’s a ridiculously long time for something like this.
     
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    Inglewood about to be an entertainment Mecca.
     
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    I've heard the Forum is absolutely pissed about this. Their business is greatly impacted by a new stadium.
     
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    Yes they are, and for good reason. As MSG (owner of the Forum) argued to inglewood residents and the city council, they stepped up and bought the Forum when it was abandoned by the prior owners. They refurbished it to a top notch music/sports venue, thus adding valuable tax revenue to the city and bringing back a nostalgic structure. It hadn’t been that relevant since the Showtime Lakers and Kings era.

    The prior owner was a church (Bishop Ulmer) that already had a place to worship in the city, but wanted to grow like any other business. The weekly costs to service the debt/expenses at that Forum Church was $25K a week. It was preposterous to ask that of the congregation, which are mostly young people, to sustain those expenses. But god needs his money. Needless to say they couldn’t keep it up.

    When MSG came in everyone was excited including Mayor Butts. It was his darling. But then Kroenke showed up to the party with something bigger and better, Butts was all in and the Forum was becoming an afterthought. Now Balmer wants to add yet another stadium across the street from Kroenke’s project and it will directly compete with the Forum, Mayor Butts is making sure it’s green lighted as well. I can’t necessarily blame him because the tax revenue from those venues will be huge for the city and he can easily argue that it’s in the best interest of the citizens and business community, but it is a direct hit to the Forum’s interests. How many city’s get a $5billion infusion within a 6 year span? In addition there will be a ripple of investment that will only add to the attraction, which includes gentrification for the citizens. Who should be worried by all of this? MSG, apartment renters, and Staples Center. Goooooooo Rams?
     
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    #gonnaneedabettermascot

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    Ironically I happen to know the guy in the mascot. He is a good young man, and the kids really like the Condor. I guess it’s a youth thing. It’s a head scratcher, but it is an easier costume to wear than a clipper boat. Haa
     
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    You admit that publicly? Need new friends @Jaguar

    :Laugh:
     
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    Haa, yea I know. It’s circumstances beyond my control. I thought mentioning the kids would lessen the blowback, but maybe not. Ha
     
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    NOBODY WANTS YOU!
     
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    I feel badly for the Inglewood population. They're about to be run out of their own houses.


    Mayor Butts doesn't give a **** and in some ways I can't blame him. He's about to turn Inglewood into an LA hub.
     

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