What if Steve Ballmer to change the Clippers team name?

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What do you guys & girls think are some good options? And how would you feel about a name change?

clipper*joe
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Lets wait till the team is actually sold. I doubt he changes it if everything works out.

CapsNClips
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No to a name change. Yes to changing our colors back to orange and black...or even the baby blue and red San Diego Clippers colors.

ClippersDA
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Orange and black is like Halloween. Creepy. Don't like it. They'd look like a bunch of pumpkins. Light blue and black might be cool. I love the clippers name every alternative I've heard has been bad

Dunkathon
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Keep the name, maybe change the colors. Depends on what it changes to.

JahvonTheClip
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Orange seems to fit the clippers more to me. Red, blue , and white is played out!

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Then we all have to buy new crap

ClipperDodger1214
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I wouldn't mind seeing the logo change, even though I'd have buy new hats. But really it is a ripoff of the Laker logo. I don't want the name to change though.

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Keep everything the same. To bury our history is to diminish our redemption story.

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No need for a name change. The rags-to-riches (in terms of owner reputation and Clippers' team success) story is too good to have anything changed. And anyway, if the Clippers are supposed to one day be America's team, well, we already have all the right patriotic colors, lol.

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And another thing: I can't imagine Ralph Lawler saying anything else but the Clippers' name during his play-by-play broadcasts. Lol

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Los Angeles Clippers forever!

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Bill Simmons want to change the name not even a Clippers fan a Celtics homer.

ClipsGForce
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I want Clippers. Therefore when we win our first championship, we can blast it on Donald Sterling face to realize the potential so much earlier.

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Keep the name but the only name I would consider changing it to is the Los Angeles braves

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That's actually good. Bring back the original. Subtract the orange and black tho

AirGriffin
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Honestly I like the clippers name but I wouldn't mind seeing a change. The clippers have bad terrible reputation like since the beginning of time and to lift the "curse" and all the BS this franchise has gone through I think it'd be acceptable and pretty exciting.

If we are considered America's team, I would love our team to change to something like the Los Angeles Eagles. It sounds great and it's our national bird. I think it sounds really cool too, would give us a mascot, and our colors would be dope. Gold/Black/White - pretty unique and a nice color scheme.

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Just an idea... but how about being the Hollywood Knights? I think being Hollywood instead of LA could be interesting... just a thought.

I'm down to keep LA Clippers though.

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Decent but makes me think of medieval times

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I like the Hollywood idea, but not the Knights part of it.

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I would just love to see better jerseys. Ours kind of suck to be honest.

AirGriffin
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LOL, Hollywood is in LA. How the heck would that make sense???!?

MuteHaitian
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Brooklyn is in NY. How the heck does that make sense?? Surprised

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Is Ralph still plans on retiring?

AirGriffin
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Umm what are you talking about? New York is a state and it just so happens New York City is the name of the city. Hollywood is Such a small part of Los Angeles as a whole. Brooklyn is bigger and NYC is. Just different compared to Los Angeles. It's like calling a team the Beverly Hills Clippers. Just doesn't sound proper.

IDK, just sounds weird. Hollywood is Los Angeles LOL.

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Well, to each their own I guess. I like the sound of it.

What I meant was, New York, New York is the city. Brooklyn (used to be a city but not anymore) is a borough of New York. I agree that Hollywood is only suburb thus much smaller, but if we're strictly only using city names for team names, they should be the New York Nets - that's what I was getting at.

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I get your point, @MuteHaitian.

Hollywood is one of the most recognizable names on the planet. Back in my home country (the UK), Hollwood is synonymous with Los Angeles... much the same as Americans say "England" when talking about Great Britain.

Personally I'm against changing the name altogether, but if we were going to do it, @uncool's idea is definitely worthy of consideration.

Plus, we could have Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet band play live over player intros... that would be badass!

slestack11
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We should change the name to the Los Angeles Stars. We can even bring back retro jersey's of the old ABA team.

uncool
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I was thinking about the play on words, like Hollywood Nights, but Knights.

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I kinda like the Hollywood part too but it's way too close to the LA Knights team in Like Mike haha

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How about the Los Angeles Clippers. And our colors are red, white, and royal blue.

Embrace where us Clippers fans came from. WE ARE ONE!!!

A7XDreamTheaterClipps
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I don't like this thread. LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS!!! We've gone through all of this to change the name and colors?

ArtMaggot
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I was never embarrassed to be a Clippers fan, so why would I want or need to have a new name now. When we get our first ring, I want it to be the Clippers.

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The only reason behind any change would be making more money out of people who need to buy every new thing out there. I will say it now - after 15+ years being a Clippers fan, I am not going to stand us being anything but the CLIPPERS! If we are, then it is not "we"!

uncool
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That's what made me change LA. lol

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Changing the colors would be okay. Sterling was the one who dumped those beautiful San Diego colors for boring, overused red/white/blue when he moved the team to LA.

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I think the Clippers name should stay, but since I'm a designer by profession, I'd love to see a new logo. Especially since our current one isn't executed very well, and is yawningly boring/unoriginal. I love the Los Angeles script that we use so that could stay as a secondary mark, but the main mark could be a whole lot cooler. The color scheme isn't bad, though it's used by a bunch of other teams. If we keep it, I'd like to see the blue be our primary instead of the red. A new color scheme would probably be in order too, though - maybe a dark gray and a teal or light blue. That would be sick.

ClipsGForce
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If Clippers goes back to powder blue and orange like SD colors. I am so down for that.

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If Ballmer decides to change the name. He should name it after himself. Drop the "m". Call the team "LA Ballers". I also like "LA Soldiers", "LA Loyals", & "LA Pitbulls". I'm down with staying with "LA Clippers" too.,

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Beverly Hills Ballers

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Call them the Los Angeles bears, it's the state animal

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Nice! beat me to it. I was thinking Ballmers and then Ballers sounded too good!

I work for Italian company. My boss in Italy copyrighted the name L.A. Rhinos a few years ago. I refused to invest because that's obviously a dumb name. Would be great for me if they chose Rhinos and had to buy it from him because then maybe he'd have enough money to retire already.

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I told my Laker buddies (which is basically all my buddies) after the purchase that the commissioner's next move will be to hereby change the name of the Clippers to the Lakers and the Lakers to the Clippers.

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I would rather have the name stay Clippers, I just think we should embrace our checkered past and rise above it all and show through and through we're Clippers. That the Clippers weren't just DTS, if I'm making sense. If we were to change the name I'm completely against "LA Stars", wouldn't mind going back and being called the "LA Braves". I am also a fan of "LA Loyals" as well as "LA Bears" (though it may be a little played out because of the Grizzlies who should be renamed Jazz and Utah renamed Peaks due to their large mountains, largest in America) and "LA Ballers". As far as colors goes I like the colors we have now but I'd love to go back to the powder blue and orange. All other combinations are pretty much taken. The logo needs to be redone in accordance to the renaming and recoloring of the team, the text as well. I'm a big fan of it but I think it wouldn't work too well on other logos

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los angeles rivers haha

clipper*joe
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Best post in this thread.

If anything changes, I'd feel like I'm rooting for a different team. I'd feel all the time invested has gone to waste. Embrace your past, don't try to hide from it.

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I saw the stuttering dwarf's wretched article on espn and wanted to slap him for thinking about changing the name. The l.a. bears is not bad though. I personally like the red, white and blue (it's part of what attracted me to the team back in the 80's, as a kid). Still prefer to keep clippers and the colors, but if there was a change i would go with bears.

Part of his argument was that most people don't know what a clipper is? I would argue a greater percentage of clipper fans know what a clipper is compared to a laker fan knowing what a laker is. That's probably due to our higher i.q., but still a weak argument by the stuttering dwarf.

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Even the colors? Why? It's not like we've always had these colors.

Personally I've always just disliked our generic colors and I'd love to have a color scheme that is unique and synonymous with the Clippers.

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We've had variations of red white and blue as Clippers in California. While the Braves had different colors, it is part of our history but not as Clippers.

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A Clipper ship represents us well. Although Bears ( California bear) does to. But if I had a choice, Clippers represents So. Cal best.

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