Sterling wants Clippers to win a title - Kobe was supposed to sign?
Old 11-25-2009, 03:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Sterling Touts Clippers' Unlimited Resources

Nov 25, 2009 10:57 AM EST
Clippers' owner Donald Sterling claims to remain very interested in winning.

"I can visualize a Clippers parade," he says. "I'm telling you, I will win. I promise you that. I will find the combination.

"How long am I going to live? Forever? I will do whatever it takes. I think the Clippers can pay more than any team in America. We have unlimited resources. I'd be thrilled to pay [$121 million as the Lakers will do this season] and do it tomorrow, if I could only sign quality players who warranted it."

When Kobe Bryant was a free agent in 2004, Mike Dunleavy told Sterling that he had worked out a deal to sign the All-Star from the Lakers.

"I drove from my house in Malibu to the Four Seasons in Newport Beach to meet Kobe and Kobe said I didn't need to say anything because he was going to be a Clipper," Sterling says, a day later learning Bryant had been convinced by Buss to remain with the Lakers.

Via Los Angeles Times
After the recent article on him... why did this come out now? and I tend not to buy into it...
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Old 11-25-2009, 03:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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How long have they had more money then anyone?
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Old 11-25-2009, 04:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
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They have been notorious for letting talent walk because the market price was higher than they were willing to spend. I see no sign of them willing to spend like the Lakers.
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Old 11-25-2009, 04:55 PM   #5 (permalink)
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the clips went downhill when they signed magette, but they do have griffin and gordon now, so things might finally be good.

out of curiosity, why does california have two basketball franchises?
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the clips went downhill when they signed magette, but they do have griffin and gordon now, so things might finally be good.

out of curiosity, why does california have two basketball franchises?
They have the market for it...I.E Demand

Just like Toronto (GTA) has the market to support 2 (or more arguably) NHL franchises.

Clippers tickets are much cheaper then the Lakers too ive heard... correct me if im wrong.
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the clips went downhill when they signed magette, but they do have griffin and gordon now, so things might finally be good.

out of curiosity, why does california have two basketball franchises?
2 winning seasons in 30 years?


It started going downhill way before Maggette.
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the clips went downhill when they signed magette, but they do have griffin and gordon now, so things might finally be good.

out of curiosity, why does california have two basketball franchises?
Well they have 4 baseball teams, 2 hockey teams..........why not basketball? It's the 2nd largest market in the United States.
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out of curiosity, why does california have two basketball franchises?
Cali? or LA? Last I checked,

Oakland (Golden State) & Sacramento (capital of CaliFORNICATION) are both in california.
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the clips went downhill when they signed magette, but they do have griffin and gordon now, so things might finally be good.

out of curiosity, why does california have two basketball franchises?
California has four basketball franchises.
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Old 11-25-2009, 05:14 PM   #11 (permalink)
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california also has more people then canada.

this is one of those "ill believe it when i see it" things for me. i just dont see anything to come out of this. we will see tho
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Cali? or LA? Last I checked,

Oakland (Golden State) & Sacramento (capital of CaliFORNICATION) are both in california.
You beat me to it.
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If I remember correctly, they were kind of like an OKC-esque team early in the decade..A seemingly great young core with Brand, Maggette, and Miles -I think that trio was even promoted on the cover of Slam as the 'future'.
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well, thoughts being things, if he can truely visualize it and BELIEVE he WILL win, eventually they will, it's a matter of time. Unless something better comes along
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If I remember correctly, they were kind of like an OKC-esque team early in the decade..A seemingly great young core with Brand, Maggette, and Miles -I think that trio was even promoted on the cover of Slam as the 'future'.
Something tells me it was Miles and Q-Rich on the cover, don't take my word for it though
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this perfect example of all talk no action nice job sterling
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this sterling dude sounds like a dreamer. get in the real world buddy!
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the clips went downhill when they signed magette, but they do have griffin and gordon now, so things might finally be good.

out of curiosity, why does california have two basketball franchises?
golden state, LA lakers, LA clippers, Sacramento kings...thats 4
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