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Sports round-up: A new stadium for the Clippers, UFC fighter steps into boxing ring




DeAndre Jordan #6, Chris Paul #3 and Blake Griffin #32 of the Los Angeles Clippers gather during the game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Staples Center on December 21, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.
DeAndre Jordan #6, Chris Paul #3 and Blake Griffin #32 of the Los Angeles Clippers gather during the game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Staples Center on December 21, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.
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Looks like the Clippers are trying to step out from the Laker’s shadow.

The L.A. based basketball team is potentially foregoing the Staples Center for an arena of their own in Inglewood.

Inglewood’s City Council voted today to approve a negotiation agreement to develop the arena, which would sit across the street from a different stadium being built by Rams owner Stan Kroenke.

Also, the Clippers have hired legendary Lakers great Jerry West to help retool the team. West has been instrumental in putting together the  Golden States Warriors, which won the NBA championship in two of the last three years.

In completely different sports news, boxing great Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s coming August fight with Conor McGregor is sparking controversy. Though McGregor is the first man to hold two Ultimate Fighting Championship belts simultaneously, he’s not a boxer – so why would he step into the boxing ring?

Host Larry Mantle and Take Two host A Martinez chat about these two unexpected stories. What do you think of the Clippers’ plan for a new stadium? What’s the reasoning behind the unconventional Mayweather-McGregor match?

Guest:

A Martinez, host of KPCC’s Take Two



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