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With LAist's attention focused solely on baseball for the past month, we've missed a lot of great stories. USC Football remains No. 1 after a thrilling win over Cal. UCLA Football might not be so bad after all. Lakers training camp is interesting, no matter who's coaching, who's playing, and who's not playing.But between Ross Porter's potentially final Dodger broadcast (we'll address this again soon), and another Shaq-Kobe feud, one thing caught our eye in the paper recently.

The Clippers may leave Staples Center.

But fear not, LA fans, this is not some greedy owner trying to hold a city hostage for a better stadium deal while threatening to move (as if the Clippers could do that). Rather, for the first time ever we can think of in sports history, it's the arena which is considering kicking out the team.

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That's right. Anschutz Gold Boy Tim Leiweke told the Downtown News of all publications that Staples Center could make more money from five concerts than from 41 Clipper home games, and with the Clippers lease set expire after the 2004-05, AEG is considering giving Donald Sterling's team the boot.