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Russell Westbrook reacts to Staples Center name change to Arena

For Lakers, Kings, Clippers and Sparks fans, Tuesday night’s news of an impending name change for Staples Center name change came as a complete shock. Not only was it unexpected news of a change for an iconic building in Los Angeles, but that it was being renamed Arena — a clumsy moniker that hardly rolls off the tongue — only added to the bewilderment.

A pair of prominent athletes that play in the arena on a nearly nightly basis also happen to be Los Angeles natives in the Lakers Russell Westbrook and the Clippers Paul George.