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Trade Rumor: Clippers for Chargers straight up

Posted on: September 21, 2010 12:17 pm
 
Posted by Royce Young

Ron Artest is promoting the Lakers upcoming exhibition schedule by making the rounds to nearby cities, one of them being San Diego. And while there, he had an idea for a trade. But it didn't involve any players. Via the OC Register:
“Maybe we can swap, the Chargers for the Clippers. No disrespect to the Clippers. You can have them back. I don’t mean that in a disrespectful way. I really like the Clippers, but I feel they deserve their own fan base because in L.A. they’re overshadowed. The Clippers deserve a shot at having their own identity.”
Some might take that as a dig at the Clippers, but it's nothing but truth. The Clippers are basically a team without a city. They're stuck somewhere where they're perpetually playing second fiddle to the Lakers. For instance, when I write "Staples Center" who do you think of?

It's a simple (unrealistic) thought, but it makes loads of sense. Los Angeles wants a football team. The Clippers want a fanbase. Ron Artest: a man with solutions. He should run for Congress or something.
Comments

Since: Feb 19, 2007
Posted on: September 22, 2010 2:41 pm
 

Trade Rumor: Clippers for Chargers straight up

Artest is crazy, but this actually makes sense...



Since: Dec 7, 2008
Posted on: September 22, 2010 2:31 pm
 

Trade Rumor: Clippers for Chargers straight up

I like the idea.  The Clippers are overshadow by the Lakers in LA and they should have their own identity.  They got some good players with good talent, on paper they look good, however, they still have to play the game.



Since: May 12, 2010
Posted on: September 22, 2010 11:34 am
 

Trade Rumor: Clippers for Chargers straight up

The Clippers have no one to blame for their lack of success and ticket sales but themselves. There were times when the Lakers were a mediocre team at best and their were times when the Clips made the playoffs albeit the very distant past. There are no such things as curses in basketball but if there were the Clips would be that team. They should first totally scrap the name Clippers. Then get a designer for their uniforms they have never been attractive to me. Next they need to pay good money for a coach and GM then the players would definitely sign in the offseason. Maybe then they can make up for the poor draft selections ie Olowakandi,Chandler.



Since: Mar 14, 2008
Posted on: September 22, 2010 10:08 am
 

Trade Rumor: Clippers for Chargers straight up

Maybe Sterling will buy Artest's ring.  God knows, he'll never earn one.  Go Javid Best!



Since: Aug 6, 2008
Posted on: September 22, 2010 2:16 am
 

Trade Rumor: Clippers for Chargers straight up

How about we keep the Chargers, we take the Clippers back and you guys KEEP Donald T....  Artest is right, the Clips need to be sold back to San Diego businessmen, but sadly there in no one here in SD with the cajones to take on such a big investment...
We have been locked out of the NBA since 1984...



Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: September 21, 2010 11:39 pm
 

Trade Rumor: Clippers for Chargers straight up

When you say Staples Center, I think corporate sponsor.  If you said the Forum, then I would think the Lakers.  Staples Centers means nothing to me.  It might as well stand for the Clippers.



Since: Dec 25, 2006
Posted on: September 21, 2010 9:39 pm
 

Trade Rumor: Clippers for Chargers straight up

the lakers for the chargers wouldnt exactly be a fair trade by any means......a team that wins championships regularly for a team in the chargers that never wins. The clippers straight up for the chargers seems to be a much more balanced trade. Besides, the chargers were originally based in LA to begin with, the loan of an NFL franchise to the SanDiego area might be about to expire!



Since: Sep 1, 2006
Posted on: September 21, 2010 9:39 pm
 

Trade Rumor: Clippers for Chargers straight up

Clippers to Seattle?


How can any one living in the L.A area choose the Clippers over the Lakers?







Since: Aug 11, 2008
Posted on: September 21, 2010 8:30 pm
 

Trade Rumor: Clippers for Chargers straight up

When the Chargers were first formed they were the L A Chargers. The Clippers, before moving to L A were the San Diego Clippers after having moved there from their initial home in Buffalo.



Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: September 21, 2010 8:02 pm
 

Trade Rumor: Clippers for Chargers straight up

This is why you gotta love / hate Artest...the man says what everyone else is thinking but won't say.....People should be excited about the Clippers , they actually have a pretty good roster.Sad thing is they remind of a team of kids who scrimmage in between quarters , just because of the building they play in & complete lack of history or success in that building........A lot of cities would love to have the Clippers , I think in return they would play better with a more dedicated fan base to cheer them on.......I don't think San Diego want's to get rid of The Chargers though , maybe if they keep tanking in the playoffs every year.


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