Akklaim1 wrote:So Key Arena's renovations should be completed by 2021. Should we be worried? The years of strugggle to get the Inglewood deal done and the completion of KeyArena's makeover in a couple of years may be just a coincidence but it has to mean more than that in the future.
Owning a team is a great accomplishment in itself but I feel that owning a team in a major market like NY, LA, Chicago, etc really really means something special. It opens up doors, new business opportunities, international contacts, Hollywood and the entertainment field, etc. The city is booming on every level, a major metropolis, 18 million plus people to advertise to, the Olympics are coming, more trains/subways, etc. They've sewed up the Seattle area with Microsoft.. the Clippers is Ballmer's new "LA card". Yes anything is possible but forget the team value, I wouldn't move the Clippers simply off the other business, partnerships, connections I could acquire by being in LA.
The city is booming and finally growing up and becoming what its supposed to be- the 2nd largest market in arguably the most powerful nation on earth. Stan Kronke is from Missouri and didn't give two sh*ts and yanked the Rams out of his home state and brought here to LA. Hell even Angels owner Arte Moreno wants to get closer to the city's hub instead of being way out in the sticks. Put it this way, even if Ballmer were to leave the NBA would get another team here with a quickness. LA is a NBA stronghold, center, and moneymaker for the league. It will never be a Lakers only town. We could easily support a third team just like I'm sure NY could support a third baseball team. Remember the Kings were kicking the tires on a move to Anaheim before getting a deal in place for a new arena.