Ron Artest is promoting the Lakers upcoming exhibition schedule by making the rounds to nearby cities, one of them being San Diego. And while there, he had an idea for a trade. But it didn't involve any players. Via the OC Register:
“Maybe we can swap, the Chargers for the Clippers. No disrespect to the Clippers. You can have them back. I don’t mean that in a disrespectful way. I really like the Clippers, but I feel they deserve their own fan base because in L.A. they’re overshadowed. The Clippers deserve a shot at having their own identity.”Some might take that as a dig at the Clippers, but it's nothing but truth. The Clippers are basically a team without a city. They're stuck somewhere where they're perpetually playing second fiddle to the Lakers. For instance, when I write "Staples Center" who do you think of?
It's a simple (unrealistic) thought, but it makes loads of sense. Los Angeles wants a football team. The Clippers want a fanbase. Ron Artest: a man with solutions. He should run for Congress or something.