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Clippers a team to be proud of now

Energy, brashness of owner Ballmer are the foundation of franchise's rebirth

Updated: August 19, 2014, 11:32 AM ET
By Arash Markazi | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- The Clippers have been in Los Angeles for 30 years, but for the first time since they moved north from San Diego in 1984, they finally feel like a team Los Angeles can embrace.

And for the first time in the past three decades, Clippers fans can be proud to put on their team's gear without making apologies for their lousy owner or their lousy history or the lousy product on the court.

The shirts handed out to fans at the team's rally to introduce Steve Ballmer as the ...

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