The LA Clippers: Facts for Fans
Basketball fans these days are well aware of who the Los Angeles Clippers are and how they’ve been performing every season. Naturally, as a fan, you would want to know how this team came to be. This team has been on quite a tough journey over the years but they seem to have done really well for themselves so far. 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 of facts you need to know about:
This team had a different name a few years back, in fact, it’s had already two names before the current one. The location they represented was also different as well — again, two different names coinciding with two different locations. They used to less popular than they are now having only recently gained a huge fan base in the last twenty years. It was in the mid 80’s when the team finally got the name of LA Clippers which it has carried on until now.
The one who founded this team was a person by the name of Paul Snyder.
The changing of this team’s name was expensive, it cost about 20 million dollars to do so. This team has been owned by several people over the years, all of whom were millionaires. A basketball team owner is usually high profile and these people were no different.
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. They have millions of followers tracking their progress every season.
A player for another basketball team back in the 80’s was once hired as assistant coach for this team right around that time as well. This player/manager also made a name for himself several years ago so you can’t really say he was an ordinary person. This guy actually did a really good job throughout his stint. This season, for them, has progressed quite well and a lot of fans are definitely tracking their every game.
These guys have their own facility to practice in and you just can’t get any better than that when team play is concerned. It was through this that they became an even more formidable team as time went by.
They formed more than a hundred years and exist until now, more popular than ever. A person, a doctor, by the name of James Naismith, invented this team many years ago.
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