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?
Tale of the tape
Tale of The Tape: Las Vegas Clippers vs. Seattle Clippers
|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.|
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