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Clippersfan86
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Now Oprah wants the team!

CapsNClips
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Oprah wants to buy our team? Yes please.

Oprah and Geffen would be a power couple of the highest order.

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Oprah is the perfect antidote to the poison that is Sterling. As you say Caps....Yes please!

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Count me in for Oprah!

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Supposedly Oprah wants to team up with David Geffin and Larry Ellison to buy the Clippers. Wow, a couple of deeeeeeep pockets right there to go with her own. Cap, what cap? Lol

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Oprah, Geffen, AND Ellison.....together!? Geeeeeeeeeezussssssssss. So. Much. Money.

JQuick32
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Oprah would be great under one condition: she should give everyone at the first home game a new car. wink

Silasie
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How about every regular poster on this forum instead Wink

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Ironic thing is that Oprah really would give the players, houses, cars, and food in a non plantation owner kinda way.

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I'm sold. Shocked

david
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Wow- she could afford to buy the Clippers for sure. If she is the owner, the Clippers franchise would likely elevate to elite levels in terms of advertising/sponsorship.

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Oh, and Oprah has her own network. Hmmm...

Heediot
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Not a fan of her fraud New Age personality. She is just as greedy as many out there. She uses spirituality to manipulate the masses into consumerism. Like another poster said, she would bring in a lot of extra coin through her popularity and marketability so that's a bug plus. Other then that I'm neutral about it.

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Just as long as Oprah lets Malcolm in the middle get his beak wet...

https://ca.sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nba-b ... 17308.html

This would be awesome!

JQuick32
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"You get a lob, and YOU get a lob, and YOU get a lob!"

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Yeah. That Oprah, Ellison, Geffen team is pretty much the dream scenario. Throw in Magic too if he wants.

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Clippers Fans, You get a car, you get a car, you get a car!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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And Mayweather? Even after the Blake/CP era, the Clippers will be an empire.

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Here's the story of Oprah, David Geffen, and Larry Ellison wanting to team up to buy the Clippers:

http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/nba/story/_/id/10861503/oprah-winfrey-g roup-considering-bid-buy-los-angeles-clippers

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Haha! Everyone putting their hat into the ring like this is like the California governor race a few years back. David/Mods, I think there should be some sort of "Prospective Owners Mega Thread" to clean up these boards. Thanks

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Oprah would be thee best option. Richer than rich and seemingly generous. We need an owner who is not afraid of paying some luxury tax.

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Oprah would become the first woman to own an nba team though I guess you could count Jeanie.

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Oprah has her own network. Clippers tv deal is up with primeticket.

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i just want someone that:

  1. knows basketball

  2. is willing to spend

  3. won't relocate

david
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ohMEohMy actually I think it is better to have individual discussions/opinions on candidates when the a potential buyer is very well known and qualified. In fact I created this thread from splitting off from the "Woj Article: "Feeding Frenzy to Buy Clippers" topic.

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Shows the difference between most of us and them. We have to to scrimp and save, those of us that can go to games,they will get to go to any game they want the easy way,buy the team and pick your own seats !

JQuick32
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Ellison is REALLY richer than rich. Fifth-richest person in the world and third-richest in America. Shocked

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I can't wait to see Oprah and her gal-pal, Gayle, at courtside, and Steadman in the cheap seats.

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Steadman being a waiter for her front row seats, or working a concession stand if he pisses her off...."I'll take a Downtown dog, Steadman"

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I want someone that:

  1. Who's smart enough to hire the right people who KNOW basketball.

  2. Is willing to spend on the "right" players.

  3. Not worried about moving from the 2nd largest market...ok, maybe 40+ miles south at the worst. Very Happy

MunoValente
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Pretty crazy when you have group of three people and Oprah is by far the poor one. Ellison's net worth is about 3 times more than Paul Allen who is the richest current owner. Geffen is richer than every current owner other than Allen and DeVos. Oprah would just be a sort of run of the mill, super rich team owner.

ekker3
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you should be banned from the NBA fans society for that third point. lol

as for point #1, i genuinely think that genuinely passionate owners who know and follow the league do a better job of not only making better on-court decisions, but also issues relating to the needs of fans and players.

BoomRizzle
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Except Jerry Jones of course Razz

JQuick32
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Their combined net worth is $57 BILLION. To put that in perspective, the richest owner in the NBA right now, Paul Allen, is worth $15.8 billion. If Paul Allen cloned himself twice and made them part-owners, their combined net worth would STILL be roughly $10 billion short of this group. Incredible.

tense2
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A lot of time the passionate owner can get in the way of the people he hires to run the team is all I'm saying. Give me a owner who hires the right "captains" to run the ship anytime.

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Oprah or Geffen please.

ohMEohMy!
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Fair enough, David. Was just wondering since it seems like every big name millionaire/billionaire is coming out of the woodwork to express interest in buying the Clips. It's getting crazy, but it's fun.

CP3Heliflopter
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These guys are billionaires for a reason. They see a great investment. Wink

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Now Matt Damon would like to get in on the action if Magic is interested in bringing in more people:

http://www.cnbc.com/id/101625982

ClipperKyle32
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What if we had Owners oF both races like Magic , Oprah and David Geffen or Lary Ellison!!!! MONEY MONEY AND MO MINEY

CLIPSET
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LeBron wanted to play in LA before he signed in Miami. Maybe this new group can lure him over here. Very Happy Very Happy

ClippersDA
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Doesn't Ellison want this team in northern caliFornia? No to any group that moves his team

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I definitely would be excited to have Oprah for part owner.

I'm rooting for Oprah, Pdiddy, Mayweather, or Magic to get part ownerhsip. That would

be awesome.

JQuick32
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I don't think it's a coincidence that out of all the players, LeBron seems to be the most insistent on the Clippers getting new ownership. Smile

tense2
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Well 2 out of 4 aren't bad, lol. No to Pdiddy and Mayweather, but with that said anyone of those 2 would be a huge upgrade over The Donald.

CP3Heliflopter
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He has wanted to play with Paul for a looooong time.

Don't see it being realistic though I guess its possible if our new owner is willing to pay up. I want to keep CP, BG and DJ and I doubt Lebron comes here if CP or BG get traded.

tense2
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Well, now with the cap space and tax line being moved up, maybe.

DJ + Dubs + Reggie + 1st round picks. Very Happy

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From ClipsNation: Oprah Winfrey, David Geffen, and Larry Ellison to Team Up for Clippers Bid By Lucas Hann @LucasJHann on Apr 30 2014, 2:20p Billionaires Oprah Winfrey, David Geffen of DreamWorks, and Larry Ellison of Oracle have announced their intention to team up for a bid on the Clippers should the NBA Board of Governors vote to force a sale of the team from current banned owner Donald Sterling. As soon as the rumors began that Sterling might be forced to sell the team, rumors popped up regarding potential buyers. Once NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced yesterday that Sterling would be banned for....

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This pretty much I've even soften my stance on a name change but still prefer to keep the name. This group would be such a PR blessing it would be insane the sales in rise from a women demographic and overall network connections with prime and O networks would expand the brand. The concern is you know tickets are about to shoot up but its worth a new look.

The group screams the need for a NBA legend as a mastermind Magic with the group even with my trust issues would be epic. Would like to retire into a front office role when ready. Maybe they can bring in Bill Walton or Cassel.

I want the Color Purple alt jerseys with red white and blue trim. Smile

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I'm sorry, i just don't get the oprah thing... I'm not excited about her at all. Geffen and Ellison would be cool on their own, no Oprah needed.

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