Steve Ballmer Buys Los Angeles Clippers for $2 Billion (P. 3)

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Clippers_FTW
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Build another staples center in top of the current staples center !!!!

ClipperKyle32
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How Did that work out for Brooklyn again? Its a real question. How was their cap situiation and everything

CapsNClips
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I'm actually happy that we have one single owner as opposed to multiple owners.

With multiple owners you have to all be on the same page constantly and if one person doesn't want to go over the luxury tax or something it could cause disruption within the organization.

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ClippersDA
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I want some sort of language assuring us the team won't move. I don't see how a sane person would move it, but I'm not in his head. I want the NBA to say the team won't move no matter what

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Well, if you understand how the CBA works, it will make sense. There were trades involved. Giving their own player max money ( Deron). You can go over the cap when signing your players that have bird rights.

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ClippersDA wrote:
I want some sort of language assuring us the team won't move. I don't see how a sane person would move it, but I'm not in his head. I want the NBA to say the team won't move no matter what

Here, Remona is talking to you:

ClippersDA
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I thought this too - however,

It's working ok for the dodgers. You would have a CEO as the single voice

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CP3Best
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Doesn't Sterling have to sign off on the sale? From what I heard he only won the bidding...

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Haha that's one hilarious GIF

JahvonTheClip
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Sterling estate already signed a legal binding agreement. Sterlings personal opinion doesn't matter anymore...

ClippersDA
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Could the Seattle sonics fans be more irritating? I really don't think so. They know how it feels to have their team taken away, why would they wish that on sacramento and now Los Angeles fans. Because we have the lakers? I'll never root for the lakers ever. I don't think ballmer will sell but I still don't even like the association with Seattle given vultures like Chris Hansen. When we go through another lull which is inevitable and happens to everyone, talk of moving will come up again

REDUCE523
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Don't know if this is good news

uncool
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I'm confident team will stay in LA, I just would like to know if there are any skeletons in Ballmer's closet...

PS- This means V. Stivano's 15 minutes of fame is over right? Other than a book deal or a reality show...

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One of the best days of my life. You guys should all be ecstatic. This is the 30th richest man in the world or something. Unlimited funds just about to build new arena if needed, rebrand, boost marketing, invest in things the team needs. People in the business world are saying he's a diehard NBA fan who could be the next Mark Cuban type.. who's retired mostly and goes to all the games and is engaged with fans. I would like a color/logo rebrand to start fresh.

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That price is stunning. At least no Oprah. Many fans would have left Clip with her showing her face much.

Clippersfan86
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PS we need a new, best in league arena in LA IMO. Ballmer should buy himself out of the Staples contract and say F the Lakers and their arena. Only problem is arenas usually take like 2+ years just to build right?

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Couldn't agree more. Might end up being the perfect owner.

ClipperKyle32
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So the dude was crazy! Good Job Shelly! Maybe she means all well. Straight To NBA for approval. This could be done Monday at the latest possibly tomorrow ....

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Shelly Sterling will sign a deal tonight to sell the L.A. Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer ... for $2 billion ... sources familiar with the negotiations tell TMZ Sports.

Contrary to various reports ... the deal has not be signed, but in the last 2 hours Ballmer and Shelly have made "an agreement in principle."

We're told lawyers for both sides are currently hammering out details, and they expect the parties will sign on the dotted line before midnight Pacific Time

Our sources say Ballmer has agreed that he will not move the team from Los Angeles to Seattle ... where he has deep roots. We do not know if that promise is memorialized in the agreement.

http://www.tmz.com/2014/05/29/clippers- ... e-ballmer/

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Why build another one just kick out the Lakers from Staples.lol

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WinningBasket
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Wow, this is such great news! Welcome to Clipper Nation, Mr. Ballmer!

Clippersfan86
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Wow. What fortune for Clippers fans that Donald was ruled mentally ill. It was obvious based on all of his recent interviews/talks.

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We should all get together & have MEGA party on behalf Sterling departure. Very Happy

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I got him at 35th worldwide via Forbes. Richest owner in basketball. Richer than the russian and has Paul Allen beat by 4Billion. Truly money is no object. This is amazing.

JQuick32
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To be honest, Sterling is such a piece of **** that I would not put it past him to have been trying to feign dementia to get sympathy. Of course, real or fake, it came back to bite him in the ass in a big way!

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Lets go Clippers.... Clap, Clap, Clap clap clap.

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Melo should take a pay it and join the clippers ship! Why stop at Melo, Let's go Lebron hahahahaha

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Can Attention Whore Darrell STFU already? Half his tweets are pandering to Laker fans. Ballmer's first act as owner should be to cut off the gravy train and make him start paying for his seats.

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I never thought i would see the end of the Sterling era.

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Nice avatar. lol

I was going to change mine to read:

"We are one" to "We are done".

I never got around to it.

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JQuick32 wrote:

Can Attention Whore Darrell STFU already? Half his tweets are pandering to Laker fans. Ballmer's first act as owner should be to cut off the gravy train and make him start paying for his seats.

What an a*****. I can't believe some of the things this guy says

pageC4
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Yeah, saw that one as I was finding a new one. I thought Adam Sandlers frustrating rant would do just fine;)

laboy
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nobody cares about how many rings they have..!!!

its about watching a team that is good and entertaining...!!!

only the players care about rings...

and owners care about championship banners..

hope this new owner will get a championship soon!!!

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JQuick32 wrote:

Can Attention Whore Darrell STFU already? Half his tweets are pandering to Laker fans. Ballmer's first act as owner should be to cut off the gravy train and make him start paying for his seats.

Seriously we should just refer to him as Darrell. Sucks he is the face of our fanbase.

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He's such a dumb ****. Earlier this year he had a swaggy p shirt on during a game and supposedly said he only wore it because he lost a bet...he just can't come clean that he is a Lakers fan.

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As someone from the Northwest who would love nothing more than the Sonics to return, I agree with you...to an extent. There's only one team I would accept being taken from their current city and being moved back to Seattle, and that's the Thunder.

Otherwise, I think it's best for Seattle to get an expansion team. I want the Portland-Seattle rivalry back in basketball!

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Attention Whore Darrell.... Douchebag Darrell.... Laker Darrell.... whatever he's called, his freeloading needs to come to an end.

ClippersDA
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And where pray tell do you suggest we build this arena? Inglewood seems earmarked for football team.

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What'd Darrell say? I don't have access to twitter, long story.

ClippersDA
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I just don't trust ballmer - seems like a carpet bagger. It's against all rationality to move the team and I doubt it happens right away...but down the road?

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How can he be a carpetbagger? Do all owners have roots in the city their team plays for? They're not Politicians...Well, not in the sense of running for public office.

ClipperKyle32
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He Has The Case Of The Break Up Blues. You know you have a bad relationship that ends in a terrible break up and then you are afraid of any one else because you feel they may be the same.

ClippersDA
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He's a Seattle guy through and through who has made it his mission to get the sonics back. Now he swoops in and makes the sterlings an offer they can't refuse

. He has no ties to our city or this team - until recently his goal was to buy and move a team to Seattle. Nothing at all against him personally of course, but the fact that this is even a question that needs to be addressed is a concern.

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The NBA didn't allow him to buy the Kings to move to Seattle, so I highly doubt they'd let him take the Clippers up north. No way the NBA would risk it.

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Seriously, F*** Darrell. I lost interest in him 2 years ago when he threw a fit after the team asked him to stop making appearances on behalf of the team. Cares only about himself and that's it. Not to mention that he is an awful driver and I almost got into an accident one time because of him.

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Good times coming in the future. good times.

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