Nathan Fenno and Sam Farmer wrote:Representatives of Steve Ballmer and Stan Kroenke, two of the richest owners in professional sports, have had multiple discussions about the Clippers joining the Rams and Chargers in the sports and entertainment district Kroenke is building in Inglewood.
The Clippers, purchased by Ballmer for $2 billion in 2014, are tenants at Staples Center in L.A. Live. The Lakers and Kings also play in the arena, owned by Anschutz Entertainment Group. While the Clippersâ€™ lease runs through 2024, Ballmer hasnâ€™t hidden the desire for an arena of his own.
Inglewood is one of multiple sites the Clippers are exploring in a process that started more than a year ago. The Clippers arenâ€™t settled on a course of action â€” staying at Staples Center or building a new arena â€” but the Inglewood discussions are part of their ongoing evaluation of potential options, according to the five people.