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    Re: Seattle clippers

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    Balmer has already said he has no intention of moving the team to Seattle. If he buys it, it stays in LA. Since he retired from Microsoft he really has no ties to Seattle.
    It would actually be a smart move to relocate to Seattle though, and rename them the Supersonics. The Clippers have always been third fiddle to the Lakers. A lot of people don't even know who the Clippers are, but everyone knows who the Lakers are. The Seattle Supersonics had a great fan base, and only lost their team because of politics and stadium one-upsmanship.

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    Re: Seattle clippers

    Quote Originally Posted by coyotedelmar View Post
    Can't see the logic in moving the team, surely that would cause a big decrease in the value of the team?
    Don't think they were that valuable right now. Being LA's second team shouldn't be worth $2 billion.
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    Re: Seattle clippers

    who says the team is even up for sale. the NBA can't force the team to be sold.

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    Re: Seattle clippers

    Quote Originally Posted by ludin View Post
    who says the team is even up for sale. the NBA can't force the team to be sold.
    Sterling's wife is selling it. I don't agree with sterling being forced to sell his team, but he is going to make a killing. His team was worth $500 mill and he is getting $2 bill. That is a nice haul. Just wondering what the capital gains tax bill will be for him,.
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    Re: Seattle clippers

    Quote Originally Posted by 99percenter View Post
    Report: Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer submits NBA-record $2 billion bid for Los Angeles Clippers

    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nba-ba...234227311.html

    Can't believe someone would pay 2 bill for the clippers. Deal needs to get approved but it should go through. Good luck to balmer. My guess is he moves the team to seattle.
    Seattle already has a team..... The Sonics.
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    Re: Seattle clippers

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Seattle already has a team..... The Sonics.
    Is that a joke?
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    Re: Seattle clippers

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Seattle already has a team..... The Sonics.
    You are a few years behind the times:

    NBA | NBA approves Sonics' move to Oklahoma City | Seattle Times Newspaper

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    Re: Seattle clippers

    Quote Originally Posted by 99percenter View Post
    Report: Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer submits NBA-record $2 billion bid for Los Angeles Clippers

    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nba-ba...234227311.html

    Can't believe someone would pay 2 bill for the clippers. Deal needs to get approved but it should go through. Good luck to balmer. My guess is he moves the team to seattle.
    Guess that'll teach Donald Sterling.

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    Re: Seattle clippers

    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    It would actually be a smart move to relocate to Seattle though, and rename them the Supersonics. The Clippers have always been third fiddle to the Lakers. .
    Not true. Even as second fiddle in LA, the TV contract is better in LA. This Seattle Sonic fan does not want the NBA back EVER. **** em.

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    Re: Seattle clippers

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    Probably a tax write-off for him.
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