Practice Makes Perfect
While the Clippers didn't sign Ray Allen, they still have made a splash this offseason. Yesterday, LA's other basketball team announced they would build a new practice facility in Playa Vista, finally putting them on par with other NBA teams.Even more impressive is that Donald Sterling is funding the whole $20 million facility himself, leading some to believe that his super cheapskate days may be coming to an end.
In order to compete in professional sports, teams need to provide the necessary resources to succeed. That includes building your own practice facility and team center. It was embarrassing that the Clippers were one of a small handful of NBA teams without one, and that they kept practicing at Southwest LA College, or the El Segundo Spectrum. Free agents may or may not flock to Clipperland as a result of this, but at least this move shows a real committment to improving.