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05/14/2014

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In his article,“ Who Should Really Own the Clipper? The Answer Will Surprise you.,” Bob Katz insists that Donald Sterling be removed and the city of Los Angeles should take ownership. He States, “The Clippers should be sold to the city of Los Angeles, or Los Angeles County, or a community-based ownership structure comparable to the non-profit (yes, non-profit!) corporation that since 1923 has run one of the most storied and successful franchises in all of sports, the Green Bay Packers.” I do not agree because Katz is comparing Los Angeles and Green Bay. Los Angeles is by far a larger city that Green Bay; with more people, a multitude of demographics, and ethnic groups. To say that it would be successful implies that a city with many teams cares as much as a city with only one. The Packer’s franchise has been successful because that city can maintain the people, programs, and the team simultaneously. In Los Angeles some of the school do not even have proper books for the student to be learning from. So buy the team would not be a good investment. He also writes, “They should renounce their pursuit to take over the disgraced Sterling’s ownership privileges and should put their influence and resources behind a campaign to have the Clippers sold somehow, via some mechanism, to a community-based entity representing the people and fans of greater Los Angeles”. The community based entities that Los Angeles already has is hard to maintain by governing officials. It is better for an outsider to buy the team in my opinion tan a community base organization because Los Angeles needs to work on its city and not increase its debts.

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