What if Steve Ballmer to change the Clippers team name? (P. 2)

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CapsNClips
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The San Diego Clippers colors were technically red/blue/white, but the blue was baby blue and the red was orange-ish red.

I'd love to go back to those colors because no other franchise uses those colors.

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I know, haha. I just got a Clippers t-shirt in May for my birthday too.

Keep the name and colors, but maybe change the logo.

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I wouldn't want the colors changed, but if we did I wouldn't mind using a UNC baby blue and white. Basically the Nuggets colors without the yellow, which doesn't look very good. The argyle would go perfect with the Cliff Paul persona too haha. JJ, a Duke guy, would just have to get used to wearing a UNC like jersey.

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Lets Just Stay the Clippers , but with these UNIs wink wink wink

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With the old school shorts.lol

ClipperKyle32
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That Is what I'm saying haha

AirGriffin
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I would be ecstatic to see that. I suggested something similar, Los Angeles Eagles, it's our national bird. I really like both. Question is, Bears or Eagles? Lol.

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I really wish the LA Riots never happened because that would have been a badass name haha

JQuick32
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We would look too much like the Grizzlies or the DWill/Boozer-era Jazz with that colorway.

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A big reason I am a clipper fan is Laker hate. So how bout new team name "Lakers suck"?

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I wouldn't mind a color or a logo change (moreso the logo), but as far as a team name change...I have two words for you all: "Pittsburgh Steelers".

You look up their history pre-Super Bowl era, and you'll understand what I mean...

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oh no! I just picture our team having players like the cholos in the movie Baseketball

A_DOG_NAMED_BUD
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Good point. I forget the Grizzlies have those baby blue alternatives.

A7XDreamTheaterClipps
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This. I didn't spend the last 12 years of being a die hard Clippers fan just to root for the "orange and black" "Hollywood Knights". Any long time die hard Clips fan would be against any changes. The current arena fight sounds were the same from the first time I watched a Clippers game. The Clippers are the Clippers and the colors are red white and royal blue (for the past 30 years). If you don't like it, gtfo.

BennyBeFly
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I personally think we should keep the Clippers name. I've been through too much supporting the Clippers. I got flack during the Lakers championship years growing up in LA the past 15 years and got a lot of flack from Warriors fans since my move up North two years ago. After this heartbreaking post season we need to keep the name.

On top of that, LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS is nationally recognized now. Not only for good and exciting basketball, but for infamous reasons also. Like the saying goes, any publicity is good publicity. If we change the name, it'd be like rooting for a new expansion team.

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That's great! We just get rid of our owner for racial slurs and you two bimbos want to RACIALLY name the team per an American indian slur! WTF is wrong with you guys! You obviously don't....

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I'm not laughing at you, mate... just how you made your point.

You're absolutely right. Literally the only possible legitimate reason for those type of names that anyone EVER cites is the unbroken history of the franchise... kind of like the only possible legitimate use for a confederate flag is in a historical re-enactment or on the tomb of an actual confederate soldier.

Even if this franchise had kept the Braves name after moving from Buffalo, it would still be a pretty stupid name for a Los Angeles-based team... like the lakers, or the Grizzlies in Memphis, or the Jazz in Utah. But since they DIDN'T keep it, they relinquished any and all rights to a very insensitive name from a less educated era.

And as you say, with racism being the very reason that would be directly responsible for any changes that may occur in the near future, returning to such an ignorant moniker would be in (almost comically) bad taste.

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How is "Braves" racist? It's a military occupation, just like naming your team the Chiefs, the Generals, the Commanders, etc. I'd understand taking issue with Indians or Redskins, but not Braves. I still don't want the Clippers to change their name, but the Braves would be a better name than the other laughable suggestions like the Hollywood Stars.

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The word in and of itself isn't racist per se, but then neither is the word "negro" if either are used as adjectives, as in: "the brave soldier" or "el gato negro".

Nowadays, though, using either as a noun harkens back to days of systematic genocide and oppression.

Hiding behind the "it's a compliment" defense is really no different than Sterling talking about "beautiful black bodies". Not to mention that it's just a stupid f*cking name for a Los Angeles team.

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Heck my high school name was " Baldwin park braves" no one caves us crap about it

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The Los Angeles Quakes it is

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Los Angeles millionaires

jerdogthompson
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I would like to keep the colors although the SD colors were cool too.

I wouldn't be opposed to the "Los Angeles Stars" kinda a throwback to the ABA days? I mean we score like those guys used to..........

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I would prefer to keep our current name.

If we had no choice and had to pick I'd prefer to go with Braves. Just because there is at least a link to the history of the Clippers.

It has nothing to do with how I feel about the name towards any particular race. I do get the irony, but don't feel it being really that insensitive. Then again I don't really care if the Redskins change their name either. I really think society is a bit too sensitive now a days. I don't get offended by racial slurs 90%, it would have to be in really bad context to get me riled up. That doesn't mean I would want to work for a known bigot or someone who thinks they own me.

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People are so quick to want to rebrand the franchise, just like when we started getting good again with Blake and CP3. Though I don't care as much about updating the aesthetics, we should absolutely not change the Clippers name. Yes, the "Clippers" were synonymous with "bad" due to our poor history, and most recently associated with "racism" due to the Sterling fiasco, but the only true transformation comes with winning with the name. I want to continue to proudly wear my Clipper gear and not have it relegated to the past, because the Clippers future is damn bright.

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PS: There was an Hollywood Stars baseball team (and the Fakers have stars aroudn their piss ant logo),....there is a Rancho Cucamonga Quakes baseball team.

No name change,but thanks for playing our game.

ClippersDA
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I don't want the name to be changed - that would suck. But it is fun to think of alternatives:

Los Angeles knights is ok enough but not great

Los Angeles Renegades

Los Angeles Comets

Los Angeles Breakers (surf lingo)

Los Angeles/Hollywood Titans

Clipperfn4lf
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There's also the San Jose Earthquakes (MLS). It always best to have a team name that no other professional sports team has.

TheBlakeShow
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Please do not change the name but if he does may I suggest the Los Angeles Griffins

GoClipperz
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I'm in favor of keeping the name but the "Lakers" rip off logo has to go. Obviously I am not condoning turning around and ripping off someone else's good idea....... but I have to tip my hat to the Columbus Clippers (minor league baseball team) for their rendition of the Clippers logo. I wish we would have created something similar first.

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that's a nice logo. I agree with a logo overhaul. I want to keep the name just change the logo and colors. There's way too many teams with red, white, and blue colors: pistons, 76ers, etc.

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That's only two teams. There is no "etc." haha You can maybe throw in the hawks but not really because their blue is more navy.

CapsNClips
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Wizards.

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I was bored so I made a new logo that's more nautical both in symbol and color scheme, and keeps a similar script for "Los Angeles". Don't rip it too much haha.

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That's actually pretty good. Only change i would make would be the fonts for "Clippers".

clippyclip
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Thanks. Yeah, I didn't spend a lot of time on font selection. Wanted something modern and athletic looking, but settled on that for now. Might have to do a custom job.

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Copyright that

clipper*joe
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The logo itself is brilliant! The more I look at it, the more I like it. Nothing wrong with the font itself, it's just too bold.

Jerediscool
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That logo is actually pretty sweet... My first reaction was to not like it bc its change but theres not a lot to dislike (other tan the font of Clippers reminding me of SeaWorld). Good job man. Repped!

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Mariners colors, I like it. The color scheme would go nice with jerseys.

CapsNClips
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Wow, holy **** I love this logo. If I had any suggestions it would be to change the font of the "Clippers" part, maybe make it less bold or just use the same font we have already.

Other than that I would be so happy if this ended up being our new logo.

A7XDreamTheaterClipps
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I think the Clippers should keep the colors as is, just add black for we are one. It's okay to have 4 color schemes.

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You know the thing about the current logo is if you look at a Lakers logo and a Dodgers logo, ours looks like a morph of the two (I am one of the few though that likes our colors and logo...been with it for too long,but i do like that idea of adding a black one for Sunday games or something).

I like your new version,re-do it with out current font and re-display for we, the curious. I know when I think of LA I do not think of sailing,but I know our new owner thinks a lot about it.

david
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Looks very cool clippyclip- the inside of the wheel even looks like a vortex with a ball floating in it. Sweet.

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Angel City Devils

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Los Angeles Devils

cleepers
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Very cool, Clippyclip.

I'd love to see something with an actual Clipper ship in the logo (if you get bored again Yellow_Flash_Colorz_PDT_02 )

I did a rough version of an idea I had, but I'm not good enough with graphics to really make it what it could be. I'd be very interested to see your take on the idea.

CP3Best
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I like the idea, that you have cleepers very cool, not too fond of the gradient there but I want to see something like that, another user has a similar profile pic...

A7XDreamTheaterClipps
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I do want to see 'Clips' in a secondary logo or an alternate Jersey. Kinda like Cavs, Mavs, TWolves, etc.

cleepers
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Yeah, I got lazy towards the end and just wanted to incorporate the baby-blue. Probably would have been better using it for some waves under the ship.

Like I said, my execution is pretty lame, but I think the concept is solid.

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I made a clippers logo in 3d for my video mixes a while back. made it a bit futuristic but similar to the one Clippers made. It's at the start of this mix:

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