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Hooch20
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http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/knicks/three_more_years_dWpdDZDwQLtH8e8 MUDbtlL?CMP=OTC-rss&FEEDNAME=#ixzz0qFwKAovD An impeccable source reveals David Geffen is hot to buy 51 percent of the Clippers. Friday night, the billionaire co-founder of the zaftig film-making company, had dinner in Los Angeles with Donald Sterling to discuss just that. Anybody who knows Sterling can't imagine him selling controlling interest of anything he owns, much less turn over the decision-making of his showcase property. "He'll take the Clippers to the grave with him," is the considered opinion of one and all. "They're his entree to Hollywood's galaxy of stars. You have no idea how Donald gets off swaying on the sidelines with demi-celebrities 41 nights....

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Buddahfan
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Just saw it on Twitter. You beat me to it.

We can only hope that this goes down. If it does it would probably be better news for the Clippers than their first round pick this year. Very Happy Very Happy

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http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/rumors/post ... nba,246466

its on the yahoo sports rumors too

wow, i really hope there's something going on - would absolutely love that change

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I'm reading this with caution since it is the NY Post, after all. I hope there is a morsel of truth to this, I would love Geffen to have controlling interest of the team.

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its on hoopsworld too

http://www.hoopsworld.com/HeadlineStori ... TORY_26494

English isn't my first language, and i haven't really heard the word 'impeccable' that much - can someone define the meaning of the word for me in this context?

is it like a trustful source?

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Got it, trusted. Or a clean, flawless source.

JMHO

clipperboy24
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that would be amazing! lets hope it happens

SamMays
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This is the best news Clipper fans have had in 30 years... DTS has been an embarrassment to the league and to the franchise he owns... If he indeed got together with Stern for dinner, it couldn't have been pleasant for DTS...

And, the best thing about Geffen is that he's an LA guy... He's not likely to buy them and move them out of town. Let's hope it goes through.

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I can only hope this is true. He's worth 4.6 billion. I've been a proponet of the Clippers having their own arena. If he doesn't move to Anaheim, he could build his own crib with all that money.

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This is what I have been dreaming about.... Change has to be at the Top for any culture to change within!

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As Macho Man Randy Savage would say... "Ohhhhh Yeeeeeeaaaahhhhhhhhhh."

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robbydigital
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Wow this is huge!!

A new owner would really threaten the balance of power in LA. I expect Jerry Buss to be worried about this.

robbydigital
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"Let's gettt it ON!"

C'mon Geffen!

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I think new ownership is the best change that can happen for the Clippers. I sincerely hope the team gets an owner that is willing to invest more than Donald Sterling has. I don't know goes on in Donald Sterlings mind, but to be honest all the cap space we have freed up since dumping the likes of Zach Randolph, Al Thornton, and various other was probably never going to be used on signing a big impact player.

DTS' refusal to pay Mike Dunleavy the remaining money owed on his contract shows his frugal ways.

Setting that aside DTS has gone without hiring a coach, and now we lost out on the best candidate out there..Tom Thibedau. Somehow I expect that DTS will keep Neil Olshey, so I just have a gut feeling that we will also lose out on the former Portland GM, Kevin Pritchard.

I sincerely hope that this happens. The Clippers need this

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If Geffen buys controlling interest and is actually able to sign Lebron then the Lakers will become the other team at Staples and a lot of the celebs will switch there season tickets but could wind up keeping their same seats. Smile Smile

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Don't give us the false hope, please.

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If Geffen buys the team, i dont even care about LeBron anymore. It just means we'll actually have an owner who's committed to making moves that will position us to win. That's good enough for me.

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Come on ppl its donald sterling hes not gonna sell unless geffen blows him away with cash oyt the wazzoo. Would geffen even be willing to pony out that much cash for the clippers

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although it seems unlikely i really, really hope Geffen will buy the majority

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/sports_ ... -fast.html Sad

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If he does buy the Clips then I am honored to say that we are the first team to have a openly gay owner. Yes, he announced that he is gay.

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Geffen possibly as a majority owner?? Is this for real?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!??????

SamMays
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Sterling bought the team for 11-million way back when. He's made a fortune off of it... I will guarantee you, Stern called that dinner meeting not DTS and it couldn't have been very pleasant for the Donald... While he takes pride in the fact that he's never sold anything he's bought (brobably including cars), he's now 76. He's drawn the ire of the league he's involved in for not paying Dunleavy and a career of being a major ass, so all that history could change... He won't own this team forever... Hopefully now is the time to make a change.

Add to that, this is the first credible rumor of change in the whole time he'd owned the team... And, to dust off a old Hollywood addage, since Geffen is a Hollywood guy; "In Hollywood the rumors are always true."

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Not only that, but Geffen is pretty well respected, at least in the entertainment community, which is pretty much the one that matters most in L.A. From what I know, he's generally made very good business decisions and he makes a lot of charitable donations, etc. If he owned the team, I think it would exponentially increase the level of credibility the franchise currently has.

Honestly, I'd be happier if Geffen acquires an interest in the team than if we signed LeBron and Wade as free agents.

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I could careless about what he does between the sheets just get DTS the [profane] outta here!!!

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One thing for sure, the players wouldn't want him visiting the locker room!

Meh, I couldn't care less.

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I would trade DTS, our #8 pick and ALL our future draft picks for Geffen if it means ridding ourselves of DTS.

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MJSF wrote:
melaneeo0 wrote:
If he does buy the Clips then I am honored to say that we are the first team to have a openly gay owner. Yes, he announced that he is gay.

I could careless about what he does between the sheets just get DTS the [profane] outta here!!!

Seriously, gay, straight, bisexual, metrosexual, whatever, as long as DTS is basically gone, it doesn't matter to me in the slightest.

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Oh, can he buy the Dodgers, too? They just drafted an unsignable draft pick so that Frank McCourt has an excuse for wasting a draft pick.

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How about a "We Want Geffen" parade? Clipper Darryl -- are you reading this? Make it happen.

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I don't think the players would put thought into something like that.

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I have nothing against gay or lesbians I know some personally,but this could be a monkey wrench I know the NBA doesn't want everybody to know he's gay, Stern is so worried about how the NBA is looked at all the time he'll be worried about how many people will come see a team with a gay owner but then again we're in LA and I know everybody in LA know or works with somebody gay.

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clipper*joe wrote:
Grillinnap wrote:

One thing for sure, the players wouldn't want him visiting the locker room!

Meh, I couldn't care less.

I don't think the players would put thought into something like that.

There's rampant homosexuality in pro sports anyways, some guys might not mind lolll

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I know that's why I really hate these type of posts.

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I not false hope this rumor/news break is all outlets now. espn news yahoo real gm etc etc. This would be major for the Cliipps!!! Dam were borderline Raiders fans yall!!! Except the CLipps have never won a title or played for one!! Al Davis = DTS two old white men who need to Die(sorry Joe) or sell the team move on please!!! DTS U EXPECT ME TO RENEW, KEEP CALLING MY HOUSE, SENDING ME MAIL, TALKING ABOUT NEXT SEASON WILL BE DIFFERENT. Then sell the team or sell Geffen 49% to start off. Who cares if he's gay I dont how does affect my clipper fan experience!! Im a Clipper fan but I need some changes specially from the Top spot!!! DTS realize that its time for u 2 let go!!! These offers wont come forever!!! Dam if hit the lotto i would have been offered Sterling my winnings lol

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I went on LA times online and updated a 9:51 they said it wasn't true, but it quotes the same article.

I LOL at Clipperman#5's post cuzz I am a Raider.

I mistated, The Clippers said their not for sell. The interest by Geffen to buy majority of the Clippers is very real.

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Derty_Bert wrote:
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If he does buy the Clips then I am honored to say that we are the first team to have a openly gay owner. Yes, he announced that he is gay.

I have nothing against gay or lesbians I know some personally,but this could be a monkey wrench I know the NBA doesn't want everybody to know he's gay, Stern is so worried about how the NBA is looked at all the time he'll be worried about how many people will come see a team with a gay owner but then again we're in LA and I know everybody in LA know or works with somebody gay.

Then again, the NBA would probably look at it as a marketing opportunity to reach out to that certain group. I do remember them having the "Queer eye for the straight guy" cast doing the 50 reasons why I love this game promo a few years ago or something like that.

Also, they may figure that they've had the first black and first foreign owner so no reason not to have the first gay owner.

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Sterling will never die... He's like Castro

Clippersfan86
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TRUTH. I can't put it any better. Sterling is one of those guys that will live well into his 90's to torment and curse this world like Castro.

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http://sports.espn.go.com/los-angeles/n ... id=5264616

It's on espn also. Hopefully, that increases the credibility of the report. I know it is unlikely, but it is my life dream for DTS to sell the Clippers, I want this even more than I want LeBron in a Clipper uniform. He is the worst owner in sports (I agree, Al Davis is a close second) and his poor decision making and cheap ways have plagued this franchise since its inception.

PLEASE DONALD STERLING, SELL A MAJORITY SHARE OF THE CLIPPERS!

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Trueblood wrote:
Derty_Bert wrote:
melaneeo0 wrote:
If he does buy the Clips then I am honored to say that we are the first team to have a openly gay owner. Yes, he announced that he is gay.

I have nothing against gay or lesbians I know some personally,but this could be a monkey wrench I know the NBA doesn't want everybody to know he's gay, Stern is so worried about how the NBA is looked at all the time he'll be worried about how many people will come see a team with a gay owner but then again we're in LA and I know everybody in LA know or works with somebody gay.

Then again, the NBA would probably look at it as a marketing opportunity to reach out to that certain group. I do remember them having the "Queer eye for the straight guy" cast doing the 50 reasons why I love this game promo a few years ago or something like that.

Also, they may figure that they've had the first black and first foreign owner so no reason not to have the first gay owner.

Right, and how could having an openly gay owner be any worse for the league's image than having a racist slum-lord that's been no better than a running joke for the last 30 years?

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He invited Lebron to sit in his seat for game 2 of the finals but Lebron didn't want to take attention away from the finals. I can't wait for this to happen I feel like a 6 year that can't sleep on Christmas eve.

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right, he's a rascit slumlord womanizer cheapskate. please, please sell the clippers!

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Wont happen unless you get DTS piss drunk and whackked out of his mind

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^^^ You're probably right, but this really seems like a win-win for Sterling. He gets to retain some ownership interest, gets a huge chunk of cash, the value of the franchise likely will increase, and the volume of celebrity of attendees at the game -- which is what Sterling really gets off on -- goes up. All he has to do is relinquish control, which shouldn't be that hard, since he seems to have hardly been interested in running the team since he bought it. C'mon, do it Donald!

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I can't post links since I'm new but realgm is reporting that it would just be a minority stake and that his partner is advising him to do it. I'm guessing he wants him to buy a stake now so that he can get a right of first refusal to buy the whole team in the event that Sterling croaks.

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They're gonna talk about this on PTI in about 4 mins.

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Trueblood wrote:
I can't post links since I'm new but realgm is reporting that it would just be a minority stake and that his partner is advising him to do it. I'm guessing he wants him to buy a stake now so that he can get a right of first refusal to buy the whole team in the event that Sterling croaks.

This is what he's talking about.

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David Geffen has no personal interest in owning the Clippers, but his boyfriend Jeremy Lingvall has urged him to look into purchasing a minority stake, according to a source that spoke with SportsByBrooks.

Geffen did meet with Maverick Carter on Sunday, but the Clippers was not the main subject of conversation, according to a source.

Read more: http://realgm.com/src_wiretap_archives/67084/20100608/report_geffen_on ly_interested_in_minority_stake_in_clippers/#ixzz0qIeHWTKZ

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real talk

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melaneeo0 wrote:
Trueblood wrote:
I can't post links since I'm new but realgm is reporting that it would just be a minority stake and that his partner is advising him to do it. I'm guessing he wants him to buy a stake now so that he can get a right of first refusal to buy the whole team in the event that Sterling croaks.

This is what he's talking about.

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David Geffen has no personal interest in owning the Clippers, but his boyfriend Jeremy Lingvall has urged him to look into purchasing a minority stake, according to a source that spoke with SportsByBrooks.

Geffen did meet with Maverick Carter on Sunday, but the Clippers was not the main subject of conversation, according to a source.

Read more: http://realgm.com/src_wiretap_archives/67084/20100608/report_geffen_on ly_interested_in_minority_stake_in_clippers/#ixzz0qIeHWTKZ

bad sight. plus look who they think geffen is

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I found it odd as well that they put GRIFFIN's pic there but I'm thinking that they have to use some pic for all their stories so when a Clip story made it's way to realgm, they figured that he was the most notable player and used him.

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