February 7

Valuable Lessons I’ve Learned About Sports

Fast Facts About the LA Clippers

If you’re a fan of basketball then you probably know the Los Angeles Clippers and how popular they are in this day and age. Naturally, as a fan, you would want to know how this team came to be. If you’re from the state of California then it’s highly likely that you would be supporting this team throughout their journey. You can read about the players, the team, and their manager as well as the changes they have all undergone through the years. A little bit of a trivia wouldn’t hurt so maybe it’s time for some of that. You would become even a better fan with so much learning on your end.

Here are some facts to consider about the team:

Before it was called by it’s current name, this team had been named two different times before. The location they represented was also different as well — again, two different names coinciding with two different locations. This happened over the course of several decades, during a time when they were now as popular as they are now. For 40 plus yeas, the team has been based in LA and is known by the name of LA Clippers.

The one who first founded the team was a person named Paul Snyder.

Changing the name of the team didn’t come for free, the latest transferring of location and changing of name cost right around 20 million dollars. Most of its owners were millionaires mainly because they are the only ones who can afford sports teams in general. Most of them were high profile too, which is kind of what you expect from a basketball team owner.

They aren’t the only team, basketball team at least, that is based in LA, there is one other that also has a lot of fans. Their progress every season is usually being tracked by the most dedicated fans.

A former basketball player from another team was once hired to be this team’s assistant manager right around 40 years ago. He wasn’t just an ordinary player either, he was a famous one who made a name for himself all those years ago. He did well throughout his stint. The entire season has been so great so far, in fact, more and more fans are coming to watch it.

They once announced, a decade ago, that they were going to be building their own facility to practice in. As time passed they became an even more formidable team; racking up wins and giving their fans something to cheer about.

They formed more than a hundred years and exist until now, more popular than ever. It was many years ago when a man, by the name of James Naismith, created a team which he didn’t think would last more than a century later.

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Posted February 7, 2017 by scribe in category "Sports & Athletics