Los Angeles Clippers are set to move to their new arena in 2024, and the team’s governor Steve Ballmer speaks highly of the steps the franchise made the last seven years.
Ballmer stated that the fans of the rivals Los Angeles Lakers should be feeling “threatened” as the Clippers are getting better and better.
“We’re good now, and we’re going to be good year in and year out. We’re going to build our own building, more of our own identity, more of our own personality. And I think some of the fans on the other side, if you will, it’s like, ‘What? You dare to question our supremacy?’ No, we do,” Ballmer said, per ESPN.
“There’s 30 teams in the league. There’s 29 others. And we got one that happens to be based in L.A. And we got our fans. We use our expression, ‘LA Our Way.’ And we’re building our own presence, identity.
And if the other guys feel a little threatened – the other guys’ fans, I mean; the players are actually a little different deal – but if they feel a little threatened, that’s OK. It means we’re doing good.”
The Clippers made the Western Conference Finals last season, the furthest they’ve ever gone in franchise history. With the power of their own fans in their arena away from the Staples Center, they could finally win their first title.