Donald Sterling Control of Clippers to Shelly, to Sell? (P. 2)

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ClipsGForce
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I'm offended. We should go to Board of Governor and vote if this poster should force to sell his account. 3/4 vote and you're out!

Jerediscool
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Dude, its not even close to racist. How many good chinese players have there been in the league? 2? and with a chinese ownership group its possible that they would try to put some of these players on the team. the only positive thing i see coming out of this would be becoming hugely popular in china and all but guaranteeing us 2 starters in the all star game until blake and CP retired

I'm hoping for geffen. Oprah doesn't excite me. I don't understand why anyone would want her. Magic is at least passionate about it and a positive figure in the community. Theres a few other potential people that i don't know anything about but I'm sure some of them would be alright. Grant Hill might be cool but i agree with the other poster that said he probably won't be the one running things

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LMAO if you think Yao would force in Chinese players.

ClipperKyle32
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Geffen partnered with Yao. And Grant. I just do not want Magic. He had too much of an involvement not to say its a conspiracy , but his name just took to it too much for my liking

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Maybe Yao has some game left in him? He's only thirty four. Backup to DJ and the only owner-player? Intriguing.

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At least he could probably teach DJ (and Blake) some more post moves.

JQuick32
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The conspiracy theories people are making up about every potential owner are ludicrous.

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Completely missing the point. I never said that its racist to say Chinese players are bad cause most of them are garbage on an nba level. Its racist to say that Chinese ownership=Chinese players but thats a stretch. I guess its better to say its ignorant or stupid if anything.

Chinese investors aren't dumb enough to sabotage their own team and they don't need help getting Chinese viewership by adding Chinese players(like there are any that we could get that are decent anyway). You can easily get viewership just by winning games and there is only one decent active Chinese player right now. Not even two lol unless Yao Ming decides to suit up too.

The best ownership we can get by far is the triumvirate of Oprah, Geffen and Ellison. None of these other groups can even hold a candle to that. Oprah is good because of her influence in the media. She does not intend to by this team herself because she has no interest in running a basketball operation which is why she wants to team up with Geffen and/or Ellison.

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YOu can tell our season is over,crazy shi* is starting to pop up about who will own our team.

Probably will end up being a ginormous investment group no one has ever heard of made up of hedge fund managers. As much of a jerk he is,DTS wanted to own an NBA team. It think the new owners will care less about it being an NBA team vs is being a solid investment with a great return.

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Haha yea i meant there have only EVER been like 2 good chinese players, Yao and Lin (Lin is Chinese by blood but it doesn't get much more American than him). And i agree that its ignorant to think that it wold be 50% players. I wouldn't however be surprised to see 1 tho here and there. Winning games is one way to get viewership but its a known fact that Yao was always the starting C in all-star games even when he hadn't played a game all season bc of the chinese voters. Not a bad thing, just a thing, lie how Kobe always gets picked to start, bc we (LA) have the largest market in our conference.

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LOL!, maybe you can call Silver too. We came in this board same month, the same day, and the same year what a coincidence. Maybe the same time too. How about we will sell our account together. Smile

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Close to banning you for that, but gave you an official warning for it instead. Just substitute "Chinese" in your statement with any other race, such as whatever race you are, and maybe you get the picture. Please do not do it again.

ClipsGForce
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I'm not your V. Stiviano. I am Magic Johnson who orchestrated your dismay Smile

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In a short time. Grant Hill already got a group together to buy the clips.

ClippersDA
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Shelly meeting with steve ballmer today, according to tmz. They better not move team

JQuick32
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Again, the NBA has to approve any new owner. They are also not agreeing to this "compromise."

BennyBeFly
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Nothing new to see here until June 3rd. Move along.

Everything that goes on from now until then is just tactics.

BaadMaster
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Shelly's revenge against L.A. fans -- move the team to Seattle. What a lowlife c***.

clippyclip
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The problem with Ballmer owning the Clips is we'll crash and have to reboot every year.

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This is a problem. The team will definitely be moved to. Sad

FightOnRon
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Quit believing everything you read and wait until June 3rd. then we will see MS Shelly can't do a dang thing and the CLippers will be sold to someone providing the team stays in LA. When NO was owned by the NBA and sold,they didn't move did they? Maybe a name change but I doubt it.

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For me I don't want a change of name ,let the Clippers name stay forever.

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Ballmer said he will not move the team out of l.a. Because it will destroy its value. So he won't be moving it which makes sense. We are one of the biggest markets in the league worth 1.5 -2 billion and we have a long term contract with staples. No way he buys the team and moves them. If that we're the case he could've purchased the bucks for 550 mil and moved that crap franchise

JQuick32
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After the Kings ownership drama, I don't trust anything coming from those vultures in Seattle.

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Silver addressed the issue of relocating. He wants to make sure the new owners keep the Clippers in L.A. Also:

For her part, Shelly Sterling would not consider selling the team to any group that intended to relocate the franchise, a source told ESPN

http://hangtime.blogs.nba.com/2014/05/2 ... /#clippers

CP3Best
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Can we change the logo? One of CTB users has a really cool logo of a ship with sails, I dig that.

pageC4
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I like this idea. The cursive Clippers logo or the streaking ball don't really even epitomize a "Clipper," which is a ship.

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The more I see the developments the more I begin to think that Shelly's decision to sell the team is no longer to delay the inevitable, but a last ditch effort to make sure this franchise does not get into the hands of Magic Johnson.

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Magic is the one who ruined our playoffs partly if the conspiracy to outs Sterling is true.

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V. Stiviano initiated the leak of the audios. This was in part due to the fact that DTS cut her off from game suites, and other gifts she was accustomed to receiving. Also, Shelly had a lawsuit initiated against V. Stiviano and all these events threatened Stiviano's life on easy street. Magic saw this opportunity and salivated. He didn't care about the Clippers, all he wanted was a chance to one up the Buss family, and the Clippers would give him that opportunity.

After watching DTS' interview with Anderson Cooper you can tell he loathed Magic Johnson. I do believe that DTS was angered at Johnson for good reason. In fact Sterling spoke very highly of Stiviano, the very person who leaked the tape, yet was furious at even the mention of Magic's name. My thoughts are that the latests news of Shelly finally selling are more to do with a last ditch attempt to make sure that despite being ousted from the NBA the Sterlings will go out denying the sale to Magic...a F##k off Magic!

I would love to see the look on Magics face when he realizes that he's not getting the Clippers:)

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I don't want Magic and his group if Guggenheims to own the team out of purely selfish reasons. They screwed the normal everyday Dodger fan out of seeing games,I just know they would have no problem screwing the everyday Clipper fan out of the games too. They only see a cash cow whereas we see a team we love.

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Yes, there is that to consider as well. Due to this network B.S. I missed out on a bit of history, missed Josh Becket no hitter

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Magic owning this team would be great. He owns the sparks and the dodgers so you know he loves LA and for sure won't move the team. Number 2, he's so well respected by the league and almost every single NBA player. It would be an honor to have him own the Clippers. Might even light a fire under CP3's ass to make him even elevate his game higher. Magic has good P/R skills and is a great face for franchise, he can help mentor maybe some of the clippers players too. He definitely will attact fans from all over to support the Clippers just because of how much power his name has.

Just think about it guys, an all-time top 5 player would own our team. He knows all about winning and creating tradition. I'm all for magic and say the hell with any conspiracy theory. It would be the perfect end to this story if Magic was the one who ended up owning the Clippers.

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Not gonna happen. Shelly Sterling is selling the team. It will change ownership, but what do you think Donald told her before he gave her the green light to sell? My guess is "Just don't sell the team to Magic Johnson."

I will applaud when this team is finally in the hands of a billionaire, not named Magic Johnson or Sterling Smile

worm
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And he is the face of the Lakers too.

JQuick32
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Shelly isn't selling anything. The NBA is still going along with the process to vote DTS out and will sell it themselves.

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Either way the team is leaving the ownership of the sterling's. the NBA would probably prefer she sell the team before this process but I'm sure they will proceed just in case. NBA will have to approve the new owner anyway. in any case I don't think Magic will be owner

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If Steve Ballmer buys the Clippers the name will have to be the Hollywood Ballmores or the Window8.5s or The LA Dryskins.

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to whom do you speak of?

realbull17
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According to tmz.com Shelly Sterling gonna sell the team this week. Sad

worm
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That's the only press release by the NBA but we don't know what the real things happening behind Sterlings lawyers and the Commissioner discussions toward a fast settlement of this case.

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fast settlement, that's the key. I'm sure the NBA would prefer to sell the team ASAP especially if the prospective buyer is reputable. I'm very certain the NBA wants this to be over.

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"NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Bank of America Corp. BAC +3.75% has been chosen as the financial firm to sell the Los Angeles Clippers, according to a report in Bloomberg on Tuesday, citing two people with direct knowledge of the situation. The team's managing partner Donald Sterling has been forced to sell the team by the National Basketball Association after making racist comments. Sterling agreed last week to let his wife Shelly Sterling sell the team to avoid a potential prolonged legal battle with the NBA. Sterling's wife wants at least $1 billion for the team, according to reports. Bank of America shares were up 3.5%."

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/bank-o ... hare_tweet

FightOnRon
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Why do you think she can't sell the team before June? Technically they own the team until June when they get voted out, so if she sells this week it is a done deal.

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I agree. It would be a wonderful SLAP in the face of Sterling and LAL. What could be better?

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Best thing about all these recent developments is there is next to zero chance the team will be moved. You pay 2billion dollars for a Los Angeles franchise, you don't move to Seattle or San Diego and cut the team's value in half overnight. Those guys didn't get rich by doing stupid stuff like that. Team is only worth this much money because it's in L.A.

Only concern is speed. Can they get a sale done before FA signing period. If we have a new billionaire owner by that time, we'll probably get even more destination-discounts than last season. If it's all still in flux, we could end up being forced to overpay or just missing out on guys.

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Best thing about all these recent developments is there is next to zero chance the team will be moved. You pay 2billion dollars for a Los Angeles franchise, you don't move to Seattle or San Diego and cut the team's value in half overnight...
As The Big Lebowski fan said, why move? Especially with fickle L.A. fans (such as Jack coming to Clippers games) realizing the Lakers, under Jim The Idiot, might not have a contending team for a decade. There is a chance that the Clippers -- with a title next year -- could supplant the Lakers as....

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jerdogthompson
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Just ran across this on Bloomberg, interesting stuff, when investment bankers are brought in its getting close;

Bank of America Said Hired by Sterlings to Sell NBA Clippers

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-05-2 ... ppers.html

#InDocwetrust

jerdogthompson
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Go to the story and click on the video clip and listen in, the "experts" are saying north of 2 Billion is possible!!!!! Insane, primarily driven by upcoming TV contracts.

#InDocwetrust

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