Intuit Dome foreshadows a change in LA

At the Intuit Dome groundbreaking ceremony held on September 17, the city of Inglewood and its surrounding communities witnessed the symbolic initiation of a wide-reaching project that will have—and already has had—real consequences. In our article about the Intuit Dome, both the features of the arena and its consequences on the residents of the greater Los Angeles area were discussed, but its effects on the LA Clippers’ franchise may actually be more significant than the average Angeleno might assume.

Let’s remind ourselves of what Steve Ballmer said this past Friday, stating that the fans of the other Los Angeles team may feel threatened, which is actually a good thing. Critics on NBA Twitter have had their voices heard loud and clear, but for the Clippers, all of that is a jumble of white noise. Instead, the focus is on the cultivation of an identity that is inherently one of Los Angeles, but distinct from that of the Lakers. And that brings us the Intuit Dome, a venture that is innovative, unyielding, and all-encompassing.

Ballmer’s presentation kept the audience engaged and optimistic of the new arena. Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images

Like the Clippers, the Intuit Dome is sharing a city with a respected counterpart that typically overshadows the former. Like the Clippers, the Intuit Dome seeks to exceed expectations and set a professional standard. Like the Clippers, the Intuit Dome seeks to give back to the community…

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