Los Angeles has seen its fair share of success over the years. The banners and stars that have passed through the franchise in the past 20 years are more than some teams can ever hope to make in their existence.
This year marks the start of an especially successful era for the city, in that (for the first time) both the Clippers and the Lakers are poised to be amongst the top teams in the league. While that truth creates for multiple "winners," there is no denying the biggest of them all.
"Everyone is talking about the big winners of the summer. Is it the Nets, Clippers, or Lakers. It's actually Staples Center. Staples Center is the biggest winner of the summer. If you're a fan of the game of basketball, you'll have a the Clippers one night and then the Lakers another night."
With the Lakers and Clippers dominating the NBA, Staples Center will have star-studded, elite-level games almost every single night. The city of Los Angeles, and Staples Center, in particular, are going to profit greatly.
The question is, will either of these teams be able to bring something home to show for all their hype? Only time will tell.