Eric Gordon Believes Clippers Would Have Own Identity in San Diego, Be ‘Better’ Situation


For pretty much the first time in their franchise's history, the Los Angeles Clippers have a legitimate superstar in Blake Griffin.

As a result, L.A.'s other team has been dubbed "The Blake Show" and "The Blakers," homages to their more popular housemates.

Now, the Sacramento Kings may be on the move to Anaheim, meaning that the L.A. area would have two struggling franchises dwelling in the shadow of arguably the NBA's most popular team.

Given those circumstances, Clippers guard Eric Gordon isn't sure that it wouldn't be best for the franchise to return to San Diego, where they could separate themselves from the Lakers.

"I like L.A.," Gordon told the Los Angeles Times. "I don't have any complaints. But you see all L.A. everywhere, Lakers stuff everywhere… [you would] have your own identity within the city and your team. That's just a lot better."

"I wouldn't mind going down there — to separate ourselves from L.A. from the Lakers," Gordon said of San Diego, where the team resided from 1978-84 before infamous owner Donald Sterling moved them to Los Angeles.

The Lakers rank eighth in attendance this season with 18,997 fans per game, while the Clippers are 15th, with 17,318 on average coming to the Staples Center for their games. By percentage, however, the Lakers hold a 99.7 to 90.9 sales ratio.

Due to the emergence of Griffin, these numbers are far better for the Clips than in years past, when they consistently ranked below 20th in attendance.

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