I had been to Staples Center before for a handful of Lakers games but never had I been to a Clipper game. I was very interested in seeing how different Staples would look and the culture it would create being at a Clipper game compared to Lakers game event though they play at the same venue. Upon walking up to Staples Center I notice a couple things that are already different. There is a billboard with the title Clipper Nation: Rise. There are also a handful of fans that are wearing Lakers jerseys. To me this was interesting to see because people in LA have created this culture surrounding the Lakers that they are clearly LA’s team and the Clippers are just the other team that plays at Staples Center. However this year with the advertisement done not only before the game outside of the arena but also inside the arena during the game to promote this new rise in Clipper basketball. They are the new young energetic team led by the human highlight reel Blake Griffin.
This time at Staples Center they were advertising for the upcoming All Star game so they had posters and booths set up to vote for your favorite players to make the all star game. Like all hometown teams they push their fans to vote to make sure they get their superstar into the game. And since this yea...
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