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Tale of The Tape: Las Vegas Clippers vs. Seattle Clippers

The Clippers are reportedly being sold to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Due to his ties with Seattle many are wondering if his decision to purchase the team might include a desire to move the franchise to the Emerald City. But there’s another city not so far from Los Angeles that might be a better option, Las Vegas. So which is a better destination for the Clippers if they were to decide to move, Seattle or Las Vegas?

Photo Credit: AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB Photo Credit: Dan Callister/Newsmakers
Photo Credit: AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB Photo Credit: Dan Callister/Newsmakers

Las Vegas

Seattle

Sin City has never had a professional sports team, but that doesn't mean Vegas locals aren't sports fanatics. Las Vegas residents have a wealth of knowledge in all sports because they bet on all of them. Fan Base Seattle is the home of the 12th man, a fan base that had a huge impact in their beloved Seahawks lifting the Lombardi trophy a year ago. However this is still the same city that watched the SuperSonics leave for Oklahoma City just six years ago.
There might not be a more appealing place in the world to visit than Las Vegas. Some of the world's best restaurants, shows, and hotels makes Vegas a vacation hotspot 365 days a year. Appeal Everyone who visits Seattle tends to return with the same reaction, "that place is cool man." There's no real explanation for it because it's really just a cold rainy city that is home to Starbucks loving yuppies. The appeal is there, there's just really no clear cut explanation for it.
It is hot. Really really hot. But it's a dry heat, at least that's what they say. Weather It rains on an average 150 days a year.
The NBA ventured to Las Vegas once. It was for the 2007 All Star Game. There's really only one word that could describe the event. Disaster. Eyes of the NBA Former home to the SuperSonics and a city that has proved it loves its team...when they win.
None, zilch, zippo, can you come up with any other words? History Gary Payton, Lenny Wilkins, Nate McMillon and the 1978-79 NBA Championship.

The winner is

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Seattle
3 out of 5

As much as NBA players would love to live and play in Las Vegas, it really winds up being a no contest. It's just too hard to compete with a city that already has NFL, MLB, and MLS teams and was home to an NBA Championship franchise.

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