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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

This might also be a good opportunity for Silver to right his predecessor's wrong and put an NBA team back in Seattle devil.gif

i thought for a second you were going to suggest Chris Paul get traded to lakers
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

I'm not mad, but he's a piece of shit that happens to be good at boxing. My point is that if you want to make progress as a league, you don't replace a despicable human being with one of the few people in sports that might be more despicable than Sterling. He doesn't even have Sterling's good sense to spout his vitriol in the privacy of his own home - he puts his racism in YouTube for everyone to see

Wait? What are people talking about? Did PBF say he wants to buy the team? Did he apply? Even if he did, the NBA would not go for it so saying that replacing 1 person with another is really far fetched at this point.
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Boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr. said he has interest in buying the Los Angeles Clippers, hours after NBA commissioner Adam Silver banned owner Donald Sterling for life and said he would urge league owners to force Sterling to sell the team.

Another boxing superstar, Oscar De La Hoya, also said Tuesday that he'd be interested in owning a piece of the team.

Mayweather, who is a regular at Clippers and Lakers games, was speaking with reporters in a VIP lounge at the MGM Grand, where he will face fellow welterweight titleholder Marcos Maidana in a unification fight in a Showtime PPV main event Saturday night.

Mayweather said he was serious about his interest and that he had spoken with his adviser, Al Haymon, about teaming with Mayweather Promotions chief executive Leonard Ellerbe, Golden Boy Promotions chief executive Richard Schaefer and possibly others to make a bid for the Clippers.

"I called Al today about that to see if me, Leonard and Al, and hopefully Richard and a couple of other guys, a couple other of my billionaire guys, we can come together and see what we can come up with," Mayweather said. "Hopefully, we can do it, and it's not just talk.

"With me, I can't come in talking about Mayweather only gonna get 3 percent, 4 percent. I got to get a solid percentage. Do we want to buy the Clippers? Yes, we do. We are very, very interested in buying the Clippers. We'll keep the Clippers right where they're at.

"When I'm not boxing, I'm at the games all the time. We do want to buy the Clippers. Me and my team do want to buy the Clippers and we can afford the Clippers."

Mayweather, an avid sports gambler in Las Vegas, where he lives, added, "Once I get ownership in the Clippers I can no longer bet, so I have to stop that completely."

Mayweather, whose $73.5 million in minimum purses for his two fights in 2013 made him the world's highest-paid athlete, did not weigh in on the comments that Sterling made but said his interactions with the Clippers' owner have been positive.

"Donald Sterling, he's been getting a lot of negative press, and my thing is this -- I don't have nothing negative to say about this guy," Mayweather said. "He's always treated me with the utmost respect. He has always invited me to games. Always. Has always told me, 'Floyd, I want you to sit right next to me and my wife.' I don't know about the [alleged] mistress. But I'm talking about him and the wife."

http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/nba/story/_/id/10859477/floyd-mayweather-jr-expresses-interest-buying-los-angeles-clippers


From that same article, De La Hoya has put his name in the hat too.

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De La Hoya, a retired six-division titleholder who is now president of Golden Boy Promotions, also expressed his desire to own a share of the Clippers.

"The league has made it known that it wants more minorities involved and, as a proud Mexican-American, I will bring a different perspective to the NBA in general, and the Clippers in particular," said De La Hoya, who has a statue in the Staples Center's Star Plaza outside the venue's front entrance. "I was born and raised in Los Angeles, I know what it takes to run a successful sports entity, and nothing would make me happier than to bring an NBA championship home to Southern California sports fans.

"I applaud NBA commissioner Adam Silver for his quick and decisive action regarding the Donald Sterling situation, and his forward thinking will push the league toward a positive future. There is no room for racism and unfair treatment in any professional sport, or in life in general. I hope to be a part of positive change for the league."
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Originally Posted by ter1413 View Post

Wait? What are people talking about? Did PBF say he wants to buy the team? Did he apply? Even if he did, the NBA would not go for it so saying that replacing 1 person with another is really far fetched at this point.
Lol, did you really reply without bothering to read what we were talking about?
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all these pretenders that are coming up saying they want to buy the Clippers (Rick Ross, Frankie Muniz rolleyes.gif), this is a big boy party. When Geffen and Ellison step into the ring, there's only a handful of people that can go toe to toe with them. Their FU money has FU money.
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Everybody in LA should just buy the clippers. The next greenbay packers
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Frankie Muniz is big time. Don't get it twisted
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

Everybody in LA should just buy the clippers. The next greenbay packers

Not as far fetched as it sounds. Float the team on the stock market. Its what Manchester United did. I'd buy shares.
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Bahahahhahaa Drake. Raptors givin these out.
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post

all these pretenders that are coming up saying they want to buy the Clippers (Rick Ross, Frankie Muniz rolleyes.gif), this is a big boy party. When Geffen and Ellison step into the ring, there's only a handful of people that can go toe to toe with them. Their FU money has FU money.

ellison is on a whole different level than geffen. how many 100s of millions did ellison waste on his stupid boat race?
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Tiaggo with his best Steve Nash impersonation tonight. So many sweet pick and roll passes in this 4th quarter
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Air Canada in San Antonio
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad View Post

You would want measurements from inside the locker room. rimshot.gif

Yes, LA Lakers not LA spark. I've always been a fan of all things Nick Young
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Now, the healing can begin.
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