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25 Years Ago, The Clippers Came Closer To Moving To Anaheim Than Anyone Knew

There’s an alternate history in which the Clippers moved in not at Staples Center, but elsewhere, a few years earlier, as the top-billed tenant at a cutting-edge new arena, in a city starving for NBA action and with a fan base already excited about all of the above. The story of how and why that never came to pass is told here in full for the first time.

NBA
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Women’s Bodies, Men’s Rules, And The Indiscreet Draw Of ‘Pumping Iron 2: The Women’

History
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At The Turtle Club In The Shadow Of 9/11

Defector At The Movies
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The Many Guys Of History, With Patrick Wyman

Podcasts
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Bottled Up In Cork: A Loss In Hurling Is More Than A Loss

History
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The Long, Complicated History Of Trevor Bauer’s “Rough Sex” Defense

MLB
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Ed Hardy Went To Japan And Brought Back A Myth

History
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The Blustering, Barnstorming Softball Brilliance Of ‘The King And His Court’

History
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Christopher Columbus And The Replacement-Level Historical Figure

History
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Götz von Berlichingen Had A (Literal) Iron Fist And A Front-Row Seat To The Military Revolution

Book Excerpts That Don't Suck
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This McGruff Drug Album Might As Well Be By Weird Al

History
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101 Years Ago, Babe Ruth’s Career Could Have Ended In A Car Crash In Wawa, Pennsylvania

History
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The Baron Of Wimbledon

Tennis
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The Wimbledon Finalist With The Body In His Suitcase

History
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Blood In The Water

History
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Stop Referring To The “Caning” Of Charles Sumner!

Senators Week
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Every Game Was A Home Run Derby For The 1974 Sacramento Solons

Senators Week
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Who Was Lady Byng, And What Was Her Deal?

Senators Week
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A Somewhat Comprehensive History Of U.S. Senators Who Have Died In Duels

Senators Week
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Torso Murders, An Olympic Sex Scandal, And The Cleveland World’s Fair That Wasn’t

History
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