The War for Los Angeles continues on.
The Clippers unveiled the first look at their proposed complex one day after introducing superstars Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, who agreed to return to their native Southern California earlier in the month.
Steve Ballmer excitedly shuffled through five oversized cardboard renderings as he unveiled designs for the LA Clippers’ proposed “billion-dollar-plus” state-of-the-art arena.
The Clippers’ proposed new home would come complete with corporate headquarters, a team training facility designed down to the detail of how many paces it takes a player to walk from the parking lot to the locker room to the home bench, a sports medicine clinic, community courts and an area with a giant big screen for fans to watch games outside, a la Toronto’s Jurassic Park — all located on 26 acres in Inglewood, California.
“I want it to be beautiful,” Ballmer told ESPN. “But I want it to be about basketball. I want it to be comfortable. But I want it to be about basketball.”
“Being in L.A., the free-agency thing will always be a little more important to us,” Ballmer later added. “That means we got to invest in the players’ experience.”
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