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

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FreaKeyy
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Hopefully he doesn't move the team, considering how many times he has tried to bring back the Supersonics. I know he won't move it anytime soon but I'm worrying about the future, when we lose BG and CP.

CapsNClips
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This is what will happen to Steve if he thinks he can change our team to the Sonics.

AirGriffin
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Like I said to another poster, why would that matter? the market is regardless better in Los Angeles, he simply tried bringing back the Supersonics cause it was a specific opportunity. Who in their right mind would leave Los Angeles or New york City to go to Seattle? It would be unheard of and a terrible mistakes. Hence, why I'm damn near going to guarantee you he won't move the team. Financially it wouldn't even benefit him and we all know how loud money talks.

ClipsGForce
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If that the cases, LOB CITY 10 more years!

JQuick32
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I'm already envisioning Ballmer handing LeBron his Clipper jersey at the press conference! Smile

AirGriffin
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LOL, i swear it's possible. With his money and CP3 having a brother like relationship to Lebron, it could legit totally happen. Cross your fingers man, we might just see that man in a Clippers uniform next season. The BEST big 3 to ever play the game, Lebron - Griffin - CP3

ClipperKyle32
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Ramona Shelburne on SC! Look Now

CapsNClips
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Anybody know how to upload a gif on here?

clipper*joe
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Just read the ESPN ticker and this is what it said:

Ballmer wins bid. Sterling has to approve the deal. Then the 29 owners have to vote on it ONLY if Ballmer agrees to keep the Clippers in L.A.

If Ballmer doesn't give his word on not moving the team, then there is no vote by the owners.

clipper*joe
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There is a thing called the CBA that guarantees we can't get LBJ outright based on our salary cap situation. Money doesn't matter, you just can't do it. The way to get him doesn't take more money, it takes gutting the team and hoping the Heat trades him to us.

clipper*joe
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get the the link to it and hit this icon:

paste the link on it and it's done.

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CapsNClips
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Sweet, thanks. That was frustrating the hell out of me.

ClipsGForce
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clipper*joe wrote:

I was looking forward meeting Oprah at the Clippers game and discuss about getting a new car.

clipper*joe
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Yeah, took me while to get it too. I just learned how to do the tweets a few minutes ago. Just posted my first tweet using the icon. Very Happy

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jarca
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I wish Geffen would have gotten it! That way there won't be any suspicion in the back of my head that they'll move the team to Seattle

BaadMaster
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My prediction -- on Lakers Topbuzz a while ago - was that the Clippers could replace the Lakers as L.A.'s number one team is looking more and more Nostradamian. Compare Ballmer to mullet headed, ballcapped, moronic Jim Buss and it is a no contest. Once Jack is on firmly ensconced on the sidelines at Staples, it will be "Lakers who?" If we win the chip next year, game over.

Of course, Ballmer could easily move the team to Seattle.

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I don't think it could be any better. One owner, not a committee. A true super-rich, not a big name celebrity front man with hedge fund backers.

Old guy who just likes basketball and has money to burn. Can't be too many richer owners in the league.

JQuick32
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Aaaaand there goes my excitement.... DTS is going to **** it up as usual:

TheDude
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side note. Donald Sterling has been voted most hated man in America. Beat out Bernie Madoff and OJ for top spot.

http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/nba/stor ... rding-poll

ClipperDodger1214
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Why would a big market team that's doing well in it's market move to a smaller market? Th only team I could see leaving a big market to Seattle would be the Raptors, but I'm pretty sure Toronto loves the Raptors so that won't happen.

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JQuick32 wrote:
Aaaaand there goes my excitement.... DTS is going to **** it up as usual:

What is the address of that driveway? And who else will meet me there with pitchforks and torches tonight?

ClipsGForce
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We all should wear visors as well!

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BoomRizzle
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Businessman first, Seattle pleaser 2nd. Team is staying.

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CP3Heliflopter
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Not the best option in my opinion but still very good. Happy that the team is sold to a respectable owner Smile.

ClipperDodger1214
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So that means it's over right?

ClipsGForce
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Kiss our butt Max and bunch of Lakers fans. We're not moving to Seattle!

JQuick32
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Not quite... the NBA still has to approve the sale. But I guess it's 99.9% done with the revelation that Donald's signature isn't needed.

ClipsGForce
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I don't get it. Why did Donald give his wife the power to sell the team if he doesn't have the intent to sell it.

worm
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Lol at Lakers fan here.

clipper*joe
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The league will approve it. if it's going directly to the NBA as we speak, it's just a formality. All Ballmer has to do is agree not to move the team, and it's a done deal. Just have to vote on it.

JQuick32
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Just another thing for Laker fans to be absolutely wrong about.

ClipperKyle32
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This Is Great! Thank You Shelly haha. Clippers have officially taken over LA.

My Clippers, Our Clippers are now worth a resounding 2 Billions Dollars over the Lakers and Knicks!

Let's Make That 2 Bill worth it.

I said our Biggest Offseason Acquisition Would Be A New Owner and The Loss Of The Old One!

Now, Lets Focus on Fixing the holes in the team! We fixed the biggest hole in the franchise

ClipsGForce
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Right!? Looking and hearing them fascinating getting K Love, Lebron, and Durant to the Lakers because they want to play for their "winning culture". LOL

david
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Congrats to Steve Ballmer as the new Clipper owner- pending all the legal stuff, of course. Being forced to retire at Microsoft doesn't seem too bad now, lol.

danielson
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So what does this mean for free agents? Is he willing to go over the cap and pay penalties if he signs, let's say carmelo?

ClippersDA
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I still have a weird feeling about him. Not a good CEO and I wanted someone with la ties

ClipperKyle32
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So are so saying you still aren't happy we got rid of Donald. What Can The Clippers do to make you happy.vwhat can we on CTB do to make you somewhat excited. You have been down and negative all season. Like in all seriousness can we help you with anything?

BaadMaster
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I am worried this is Shelly's revenge -- move the team to Seattle.

worm
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Lol you are right man!

worm
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Lol are you a Lakers fan?

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I think he's gonna try to prove himself and pay some hearty Lucretius taxes getting the best available players

ClipperKyle32
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He Was!?

JQuick32
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Being a CEO of a company is a lot different than being an owner of a sports team, and the successful owners are the ones who realize that.

clipper*joe
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You just can't spend the money you want. We're over the cap so that means we don't have any money to go out and spend on players like Carmelo even if we wanted to. The CBA rules supersedes money.

BoomRizzle
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He wanted to move the Kings to Seattle because NorCal is where dreams go to die. Owning a franchise in LA though? I wouldn't be surprised if he moved here.

clipper*joe
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You have to meet certain criteria before you can up and move a team. Even then, you have the owners in your way. It has to go to a vote first. Unless you can show the owners that the team is not sustainable where you're at, you ain't going nowhere. Plus, he'd be stupid to leave the 2nd biggest market. I ain't tripping.

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