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At LA arena, Dylan rocked, Nixon talked, Clippers flopped

The dump will jump no more.

The Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, the building that Bruce Springsteen affectionately dubbed "the dump that jumps" was sent off with one last national anthem and a champagne toast from city leaders on Thursday.

In recent decades, it has lived in the shadow of the younger, sexier Forum and Staples Center.

But the Sports Arena was once home to the Lakers, Clippers and some Olympic events; rocked with Bob Dylan, James Brown and Michael Jackson; and saw the nomination of John F. Kennedy at the Democratic National Convention of 1960.

It lacked the luxury boxes and corporate suites that are essential to modern arenas, but...

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