Magic Johnson Aggressively Pursuing Clippers Ownership

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ClipperKyle32
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This would be the best thing for the Clips! Players could have the security. That Is makes the Clippers even more of an attraction. Play for Doc Rivers, Play with Chris Paul, Play in LA,....

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prokreation
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OH MY GOD!!! Please let this happen God. PLEASE! Long time Clipper Fan of 22 years in pain since 1992.

I've never asked for much.

PLEASE let this happen.

I WILL CRY and I PROMISE I Will take my kids to Disneyland the next day.

PLEASE!!!!

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With Magic at the helm, and Doc, BG, DG and CP3, the Clippers will become L.A.'s number one team. You can take that to the bank.

My personal crazy dream scenario: Magic buys team, we win two out of the next three NBA titles (in any order) and then Kobe, after his contract expires, takes a HUGE pay cut to play with the Clippers and gets rings six and seven. (Remember, Kobe almost signed with the Clippers.) Now THAT'S a story line!

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Anyone but DTS. Hope this happens but we know Sterling isn't just going to let go of this team.

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Sorry, dude... but f**k Kobe.

He's said too many disrespectful things about this team. The most recent of which was "I wouldn't play for him"... when everybody knows he courted the Clippers a few years ago, knowing just who Sterling was. Either he's a mercenary who would have played for the money, or he was just trying to shake down Jerry Buss.

Either way... that snake speaks with a forked-tongue.

A7XDreamTheaterClipps
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This is our only hope at this point. Sterling single handedly struck the Clippers franchise back to mediocrity once the season is done. Magic might save the franchise.

JQuick32
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Kobrick is trash. Under this scenario, we would have finally gotten rid of a racist slumlord - no need to ruin it by attaching a rapist and team cancer to the Clippers name.

Sadly, while I want to get excited about this, I think we all know Sterling won't willingly sell to anybody, so Magic expressing interest changes nothing. The franchise is still fucked starting this summer.

BaadMaster
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Don't haveta worry. Not gonna happen -- Kobe that is.

ClipperFaithful
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Enough about Kobe.

Let's look at the positive.

At least there is a chance of the magic group buying. It's better news than what I heard yesterday.

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I have to disagree with this Baad. There are some things that Clipper nation needs, and that's good ownership and a destiny of their own. When the talks for Chris Paul began I initially was against it. Not because I didn't want to see Chris Paul and Blake Griffin pair up, but to have to hear the constant whinning of Lakers fans should we get him. To this day my reservations proved to be well founded...Lakers fans still gripe about it to this day conveniently forgetting that it was the Lakers organization that decided not to pursue talks further because the price was too high for their liking. Adding Kobe to this equation would yet again tie us with "the other" franchise, as would handing the ownership to Magic.

I can understand that you are a Lakers fan at heart, but to Clippers fans we want our own path and history, free from outside influence. This time of crisis should not be an opportunity for Lakers factions to settle old scores with each other. I find Magic's desire to buy the Clippers to be more of a statement against the Lakers. A chance for him to tell the Buss family "you don't want to give me a bigger role in the franchise...look what I just did." This is no time for Magic to capitalize and use it for personal gain. This is a time for us to recover from a damaging disaster. No to Kobe, no to Magic. I hate DTS and would rather we have a clean slate. As Cleepers has said I find Magics desire to buy the team rather "dubious" and "shady" considering he is at the center at this debacle in some way.

Also, "this woman," V. Stiviano is refusing to cooperate with the NBA on this matter. I sense something is brewing there.

ClippersDA
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I just don't want that evil Seattle group to make a play. That would be a huge slap in the face.

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Best news of the day.

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I smell something not right about this, what a good timing Magic was involved with the tape controversy with Sterling and now he wants to buy the Clippers.He could be only the minority owner the face of the real owners backing up Magic, is this the real story about the controversy or there are conspiracy to force Sterling to sell the team.I want to know more about the group that will be partners of Magic.

worm
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Don't get me wrong as a die hard fan of Clippers I want the best for the team.

JQuick32
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Even if there is a vast conspiracy to make Sterling sell, which I don't believe in the slightest, that fuckhead deserves it anyway. If that's what it takes to get him out of this franchise then so be it.

worm
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If it is about conspiracy it will boils down to business maneuvering by other groups now what will happen to the real issue of discrimination that we are all fighting for.

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I have a huge problem with Magic and his crew making moves like this before the NBA has finished their investigation. I have a problem with Magic taking this way too personal. I have a problem with a Lakers taking over this team. He's trying a hostile takeover and I don't like it.

All DTS has to do is sign things over to his son-in-law and things will blow over. Anyway, I'd prefer Geffen over magic.

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To be honest, there's really not much that can be done about his racism. It sucks, but this is a free country and he's allowed to hold those views as long as he accepts the consequences for it.

The real issue is his continued ownership of an NBA franchise, so it really does boil down to business maneuvering.

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That will be the best option of Sterling to hand down the ownership to Eric Miller for now.If they want it to sell to other prospective buyers I want a buyer with no past and present association with Lakers.

ClippersDA
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Need a group with deep pockets to pay top free agents that will keep team in la. Good for us I decided.

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I told you guys yesterday he would try to convince the Guggenhiems to join him so they could own the Clips and the Dodgers.

ClipperPostman
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I like this move a lot! I've been a clipper fan too long to

give a damn about what the "Laker fans" will think. To hell with them.

I want to win multiple championships and be a long time

contender like the Spurs.

Magic would be a great owner because he can attract the best

talent. That's all I care about.

Right now, no Good player will sign with the clippers... And Doc

resigning is a real possibility.

With all that being said, this does seem rather "Fishy" that this

comes out and Magic is already putting in an "offer". Seems rather

quick.

In reality I'm sure Magic and his "Group" have been eyeing the clippers

for a the past few seasons with the demise of the lakers.

Curious to see how this plays out.

Icecoldclipper
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I just couldn't trust Magic not to put his Laker side 100% behind him. You don't think if it happen Buss wouldn't kiss up to Magic and fix things to become favorable partners.

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Anybody think this is a conspiracy possibly? First some girl randomly releases audio of Sterling being racist and specifically calling out Magic. Then a few days later it becomes clear that Magic wanted to buy the team lol? I wouldn't be surprised if Magic went to the Clippers game on purpose to rile Sterling. That being said I support this 100 percent. Its the only guarantee we can smooth things over with Doc/CP3 and rest of our key guys.

Clippersfan86
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Somebody on Twitter said Magic hates Jim Buss and pulled all Lakers shares. So don't think he'd be playing both sides. More trying to one up the Lakers, which would be great.

JQuick32
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Jim Buss didn't kiss up to Phil to prevent him from going to the Knicks, what makes you think he'd kiss up to Magic?

worm
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Magic will be forever will be a Laker as a testament Staples have Magic statue were Clippers are playing.

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I hate the idea of a Laker owning the Clippers but if he's the easiest/best option, so be it. If it means we have continuity with this group and our team doesn't fall apart, it's worth it.

Just can't help but consider the possibility of a conspiracy. Have a hard time believing that girl orchestrated all this alone. Magic spends some time with her, whatever that entailed, then she goes in with a recording device specifically baiting Sterling about Magic and minorities....Release the tape, everyone is outraged, and now he's in line for essentially a hostile takeover of an extremely valuable franchise. This whole deal could work out very well for Magic and it would have been easy to set it up considering Sterling has been a known moron/racist/slumlord/pos since the 80s and he's now obviously senile. Easy target.

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LOL dude. I just posted the same thing.

Clippersfan86
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Lol Dude.

BTW guys only way this happens even POSSIBLY, is if Magic/Dodgers ownership group offer way over value. Clippers are worth like 750 million right now. Magic and his group should offer 900+ million. Make the league pitch in since they allowed this firestorm and let Donald run rampant for years. Donald only speaks with dollar signs.

JQuick32
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I heard the offer is a billion dollars. I believe DTS would nearly double his net worth if he accepts that deal. If he wasn't such an irrational, childish piece of ****, this team would be sold by now.

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Anybody just not sterling. I don't think we'. Ll have clippers fans begging sterling to stay

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Hmmmmmmmm.... Makes one think, what is really going on here? Confused

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I don't know about Magic Johnson himself, but the Guggenheim partners are great owners and would bring this franchise to its celing.

Magic is a great ambassador for anything he touches and would instantly change public perception of the Clippers.

JQuick32
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Free agents would do anything to play for Magic and Doc, too. I honestly believe we will get LeBron if Magic buys the team.

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I would take Geffen 10x out of 10 over Magic too but I wouldn't mind him as a 2nd or 3rd option I guess. I am sure there are several billionaires that are interested.

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i genuinely doubt magic buys. the guy has been 100% laker his whole life and probably won't affiliate himself with a different NBA franchise.

its just all good press for him.

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Magic wants team ownership. Sets up DTS to say something stupid via his GF when they meet. Force Sterling out

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Profit! (For all!)

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Here we go with the theatrics and conspiracy theories. Lets not try to find something bad or "shady" in Magic potentially buying the Clippers. For all those that are thinking about it being "dubious" and "shady" are over thinking things. The man would love to the own the team considering he doesn't own a basketball NBA team which I'm sure he would love to cause this is the association he played for so how many years and won rings with. He may own the Dodgers and the Sparks but this is different. I think he has the experience of owner from owning other teams and he has the IQ about basketball that we need at the very top of our organization. He is well respected and this would make us much more of the best destination for players to play for.

Nothing bad can come from this, people and ESPECIALLY LAKERS FAN WILL START TO RESPECT THE CLIPPERS MORE!! Lol, it's really a win-win, besides how ironic would it be of HE owned the team? The guy who was pretty much a target in the phone call Sterling had with his girlfriend? This would truly be great and I'm all for it. Magic is a classy guy and has the respect and connections to be the one of the BEST suitors to over take the throne.

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Then it's the best conspiracy ever pulled off if it happens. Let's be realistic and honest. DTS is a cancer that continually screwed this franchise and will repeatedly do so in the future. He's a cheap and senile POS who has to be repeatedly convince to open up his check book.

Look at his recent mishap

  1. Blocked the Ariza Trade

  2. Let go of one of the best GM

  3. Tried to nixed the Redick and Dudley trade after it's been agreed upon.

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I am crazy to think it would be hypocritical of the NBA to sell the team to Magic. The Lakers organization, players, and fans are elitist and self entitled. They feel they are better than us for nothing more than the team they root for and or represent. It's clearly not on the same level as degrading someone for their race, but the ideology is the same.

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I would definitely be for this. I don't know about Magic's management abilities, but he and his partners have definitely shown a willingness to spend big.

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Come on Magic! Very Happy

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I found this funny and someone brought this up, but what happen if Magic Johnson was behind this plan all along. He set up Donald Sterling with this girl and the girl post picture with Magic which made Donald furious. Being setup, the girl talk to Donald into saying all those racist stuff just so he is force to sell the team. Then Magic swoop right in as a savior of LA Clippers basketball and buy the franchise for $100 million which is a big discount!

ClipperKyle32
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lol lol lol lol Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy roll

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If Magic buys the team will he put them on a time warner channel that most of Los Angeles doesn't get.

Shinob
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well this thread should be over now... lol

clips4life32
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Magic forgot to type "yet" after "Clippers" and "for now" after "owner" LOL.

JQuick32
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He has to say that to avoid tampering charges, so that tweet really doesn't end this.

prokreation
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You have a problem with Magic taking this personally when the Donald Sterling HIMSELF says not to bring Magic Johnson to Staples Center???

MAGIC has a freakin statue in front and DTS doesn't want him there and he's not supposed to take it personally???

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