Clippers laying groundwork for winning over Sin City fans

Doc Rivers/Photo courtesy of Associated Press


It seemed like the Clippers this past season gained more fans nationally because of the unfortunate Donald Sterling saga. Now, the Clippers are more than likely becoming somewhat popular in Sin City.

First, the Clippers held their five-day training camp there for the first time. Then they took on – and lost to – the Denver Nuggets on Saturday at one of Las Vegas’ most popular hotels – Mandalay Bay.

“It’s good for us,” coach Doc Rivers said. “We build a base here in Vegas. We held camp here, so it kind of ties it together.”