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Inglewood recalls Lakers' years at Forum, remains wary of Rams' plan
Inglewood recalls Lakers' years at Forum, remains wary of Rams' plan

Bob Watson remembers when "Inglewood: The City of Champions" banners hung from the light poles on Manchester Boulevard. The Lakers were dominating professional basketball and their success had helped make their arena — the Fabulous Forum — one of American sports' most recognizable venues. All of it resonated in the chests of locals like Watson, 65, who has lived near the Forum for three decades. "It made me feel proud, good," he said. After the Lakers left Inglewood for the Staples Center in 1999, he said, he watched the thriving city just east of LAX become a sleepy shell of itself. Businesses left, its signature Market Street deteriorated, and the...

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