What if Kobe Bryant jumped to Clippers?

Updated: October 21, 2010, 10:57 AM ET
By Dave Wilson | Page 2

Soccer star Wayne Rooney has told Manchester United, one of the most successful clubs in English soccer history that he wants to leave and could possibly land with Manchester City, which has not won a League Cup since 1976.

Page 2 pondered similar scenarios in American sports, in which a revered figure would opt to jump to a less-successful neighbor.

In case you can't picture it, here are some handy visual aids.

Derek Jeter to the Mets

The Captain trades the Bronx for Queens, but is sad because he misses Jorge Posada.

Mike Krzyzewski at NC State

Those bitter matchups versus Steve Wojciechowski's Duke teams at Cameron Indoor Stadium? On Coach K Court? Awwwwkward.

Kobe Bryant as a Clipper

He scours the crowd. Nope, no Jack Nicholson. But he's got a seat next to Chris Kaman, so that's something.

Mack Brown at Texas A&M

After turning the Longhorns over to Will Muschamp, Brown relocates to College Station, learns the words to the "Aggie War Hymn."

Cliff Lee to the Cowboys

Jerry Jones, desperate for a clutch performer under center, heads next door to Rangers Ballpark and hijacks Nolan Ryan's ace.

Dave Wilson is an editor for Page 2.

All photo illustrations use photos by Getty Images, except Texas A&M photo by The Associated Press.

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Dave Wilson is a college football editor for He joined in 2010 and previously worked at The Dallas Morning News, San Diego Union-Tribune and Las Vegas Sun.