Clippers Corporate Sponsors Pulling Out/Reevaluating Status (P. 2)

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toohipcliptoslip
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There is a difference be tween losing profit and going into the red. What I mean is that he doesn't dish out a cent. Close the wallet. You say he can't but most people don't understand guys like him. He's accomplished things by force of will and he doesn't give up and he won't lose calmly. He will do his best to destroy the team. He loses $20 mill, so what, chump change.

Here is the rub. TNT, Prime Ticket etc have to pay to run the games. Referees, the light bill, maintenance, camera men etc etc. With no sponsors who's going to keep the lights on? Do the networks sue the NBA? I don't know if this applies but there is a legal concept called "Joint and several liability" This means if you are in a partnership and one partner does something bad, everybody in the partnership is liable as well. Is the NBA or the Owners Association liable?

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CarMax (KMX): "CarMax finds the statements attributed to the Clippers' owner completely unacceptable. These views directly conflict with CarMax's culture of respect for all individuals. While we have been a proud Clippers sponsor for 9 years and support the team, fans and community, these statements necessitate that CarMax end its sponsorship."

State Farm: "State Farm strongly supports and respects diversity and inclusion. The remarks attributed to the Clippers' owner are offensive. While those involved sort out the facts, we will be taking a pause in our relationship with the organization. We are monitoring the situation and we'll continually assess our options. We have a great relationship with Chris Paul and will continue supporting the Born to Assist advertising campaign involving Chris and now other NBA players."

Virgin America: "While we continue to support the fans and the players, Virgin America has made the decision to end its sponsorship of the L.A. Clippers."

Red Bull: "We trust and respect the NBA's process to formally investigate the matter, and in the interim, are suspending all team-related marketing activities. We will continue to support our Red Bull athlete, Blake Griffin, his teammates and coaching staff in their pursuit of an NBA title."

Kia Motors (000270:KS): "The comments allegedly made by Clippers owner, Donald Sterling, are offensive and reprehensible, and they are inconsistent with our views and values. We are suspending our advertising and sponsorship activations with the Clippers. Meanwhile, as fans of the game of basketball, our support of the players and the sport is unwavering."

Aquahydrate (via Twitter, confirmed on the phone): "In the wake of Sterling's alleged intolerable comments we are suspending our Clippers sponsorship until the NBA completes its investigation."

Amtrak: "Amtrak believes the language used is unacceptable and is inconsistent with our corporate belief to treat everyone with integrity and dignity. Our sponsorship with the LA Clippers expired at the end of the regular season a few weeks ago. As with any sponsorship advertising, some assets remain in market-to that end we are diligently working to remove all sponsorship assets. Moving forward, we will continue to monitor the situation as we look to make decisions about 2014-15 sports marketing sponsorships."

Chumash Casino Resort: "We've always been proud supporters of the Los Angeles Clippers, however, the recent statements attributed to the Clippers' owner have forced us to reconsider our relationship. We remain supportive of the members of the team and we wish them the very best going forward. As a group that has long been marginalized itself, the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians and the Chumash Casino Resort are especially sensitive to maintaining the dignity of all people. We cannot ignore any statement that causes harm or hurts any group. As a result, we're withdrawing our sponsorship of the Clippers organization."

Lumber Liquidators: "In light of the racist comments allegedly made by the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, Lumber Liquidators is suspending all planned advertising for the team's 2014-2015 season until further notice."

Yokohama Tire Corporation: "Yokohama Tire Corporation does not tolerate discrimination in any fashion. The alleged remarks by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling are completely unacceptable and we find it necessary to immediately suspend our sponsorship of the organization as a result. We will continue to assess the

situation and weigh our options. Meanwhile, we wish to express our continued support to the Clippers players and fans."

Corona/Constellation Brands: "Like everyone else, Corona is appalled by the comments allegedly made by the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. These comments run counter to the type of brand Corona aspires to be. Because of this, we are suspending our sponsorship agreement with the Clippers until the NBA completes its investigation."

NBA sponsor Anheuser-Busch (BUD) had this to say: "As the Official Beer of the NBA, we are disappointed to hear the alleged recent comments attributed to L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling. While Anheuser-Busch and Bud Light are not team sponsors of the LA Clippers, we fully support the NBA's efforts to investigate quickly and trust that they will take appropriate action."

sapple89
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corona is out. Do not pass go, do not collect $200.

toohipcliptoslip
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How much of each broadcast is taken up by commercilal? What are they going to do with 45+ minutes of dead air. Maybe a cancellation.

WinningBasket
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I hope Game 5 will still be televised even if there are no sponsors left.

fullcourt
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The Clippers will pay the Bills or the league will have justification to take over the team.

ClipperFaithful
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The clippers will pay. The rating this game is going to get will be huge for a first round game. Sponsors and commercials are two totally different things.

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Add Mercedes Benz to the lists of sponsors who pulled their sponsorship

puddnhead83
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How are Ralph and Mike going to haggle no haggle.

what_up_clipnation83
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Adidas has reinstated their sponsorship of the Clippers

tense2
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Yep, one by one they'll be returning.

ClipperKyle32
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How they do it on TNT for Ejs NEAT-O-STAT OF The Night. when he says sponored by... nobody

diagoro
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There was a marked difference in last night's broadcast. Numerous times they came back before the time-out had ended, with extended shots of the teams standing around. There were also quite a few 'new' commercials last night, as opposed to the 5 or 6 that usually rotate.

backinblue
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I figured Burger King is a sponsor, no?

FightOnRon
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Wonder if/when they will return.

I can't fathom why Blake lost his TV Kia commercials though. He never ever wore anything Clipper in those commercials. I argue with my wife over CP3 and State Farm because in the older commercials we do see Chris in a Clips uniform,but Blake never ever is donning Clipper gear. I can understand Kia pulling out of the in game stuff but not the TV ads.

tense2
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They'll come rushing back as soon as the air clears a bit.

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tense2 wrote:
They'll come rushing back as soon as the air clears a bit.

Yes indeed. Love the phrasing of this billboard...

FightOnRon
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The web site the other day was pretty void from advertisers,....,but now the City of Hope is high profile and..... highlights are brought to us by Kia, and LACTV is brought to us by Ford,and there is a tab for Carl's junior on one of the side pages...........they are trickling back albeit with a small profile to start

Jerediscool
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Blake never lost his KIA commercials.. They've been planning during every game still. So have the CP commercials

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