“Clippers Leaving Their Parents House”: Lakers Fans Destroy Kawhi Leonard’s Team For Moving Out of Staples Center

Published 09/17/2021, 11:45 AM EDT
Jun 6, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard (2) reacts during the second half in game seven of the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs. at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports


Los Angeles Clippers have struggled in the NBA for a while now. They are currently the only NBA team to have never featured in an NBA Finals. However, after a lot of struggles in the first four decades, the Clippers have performed much better in the past decade. Steve Ballmer is the owner of the franchise and has changed the team’s fortunes since arriving in 2014.

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The change since Ballmer’s ownership is visible, and the Clippers are building something for the future. He has helped in improving the team’s reputation over the years and many top players of the NBA have played for them. In fact, last season, the Clippers played the Conference Finals for the first time ever.

Jun 22, 2021; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley (21) celebrates with Paul George (13) and Terance Mann (14) against the Phoenix Suns in the second half during game two of the Western Conference Finals for the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Phoenix Suns Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Steve Ballmer has done it again as the Clippers have landed a sponsorship deal with a financial software firm Intuit for the title rights of their new arena, which will be called the ‘Intuit Arena‘. However, fans have reacted hilariously to this news on social media.

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Fans react hilariously to Los Angeles Clippers moving to their new arena

Los Angeles Clippers fans are loving the news of their new home. But NBA banter never stops as the Lakers fans have reacted hilariously to the news of the Clippers’ new arena.

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The Staples Center will be left alone for Los Angeles Lakers from 2024. However, this didn’t stop their fans from trolling the Clippers, who haven’t gone past the conference finals yet.

The Clippers’ new arena is a $1.8 billion project by their owner Steve Ballmer. The new home of the Los Angeles Clippers will be called the ‘Intuit Arena’. Ballmer’s Clippers have reportedly signed a sponsorship contract with Intuit for the naming rights of the new arena for 23 years. It is the most expensive naming rights deal in NBA history. To compare this number, Chase Bank and Golden State Warriors have a 20-year deal for $300 million.

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The 18,000-seater Intuit arena will be open from 2024-25 season and will serve as the team’s headquarters and practice court. Can the new arena help the Clippers achieve their biggest goal – winning an NBA championship? Imagine the scenes when the Clippers lift their first title in front of their fans at the Intuit Arena.

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Abhishek Singh

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Abhishek is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports with over two years of journalistic experience with Chase Your Sport and Dribl. A Football Management graduate, he has previously interned in the Indian Super League, I-League and the AFC Champions League. In addition to being a Michael Jordan fan, Abhishek is an ardent Steph Curry and Warriors guy, and believes they have a few more championships in store before the former retires.

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