The intense rivalry maintained between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers found part of its explanation in the fact that the two franchises have shared the same game room for 22 years (1999), the legendary Staples Center planted in the downtown of the city of Angels.
Barring unforeseen events, the Clippers will move for the 2024-2025 season in their own setting, called the Inuit Dome. Players and leaders met on Friday on the foundations of the site to give the first shovels.
On the grounds of the former Lakers hall
“LA, Our Way” (LA, in our way) then sang some members of the franchise, as if to confirm this split a little more. But since it was necessary to replace a subject which annoys by another, it should be noted that the future room of the Clips is located in full heart of the district of Inglewood, which sheltered between 1967 and 1999 the … Los Angeles Lakers, in particular those of Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Proof that rivalries, even distant ones, never die.